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NED vs NEP: Match Preview, Pitch Report and Dream 11 Prediction for Match 7 of T20 World Cup 2024

A battle between the only 2 associate nations of group D takes place on the 4th of June at the Grand Prairie Stadium with this being the best opportunity for both Netherlands and Nepal to register a win in the tournament.

Team Previews


A team that impressed everyone in the latest ODI WC despite finishing bottom of the table, the Dutch have been on a meteoric rise ever since 2022 despite the retirement of several stars preceding this period.

Gaining automatic qualification for the 2024 T20 World Cup through a 4th place finish in the group stage in the last edition, the Netherlands have played in only 2 more series since then, with both of them being tri-nation tournaments. Although they finished last in the latest one which included fellow European teams, Ireland and Scotland, Edward’s men aren’t the group of men to back down from challenges.

The squad has been weakened with the absence of Roelof Van Der Merwe and Colin Ackermann, both of them being unavailable due to county duties. Thus, the load increases on fellow all-rounders such as Logan Van Beek and Bas De Leede to provide utility in both departments.


A team whose fans possess an inspiring amount of passion towards the game, the Nepalese National hasn’t been able to do full justice to this adulation, though they have returned to the T20 World Cup by defeating UAE in the Asian Qualifiers and will hope they do something to cheer for back home.

The year 2024 hasn’t been a welcoming one for them so far. Facing losses in each of the series they took part in, they faced consecutive losses to the non-participating side, Hong Kong, and were battered by fellow participants, Papua New Guinea, in one of the other games. On top of that, they will be missing the services of arguably their nation’s best cricketer, Sandeep Lamichanne, due to his US visa being denied. Like their opponents, they also carry an abundance of all-rounders with them, though their spin department might be rendered less effective on the grounds of the USA.

Probable Playing XI

Netherlands: Michael Levitt, Max O’Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Bas De Leede, Scott Edwards (c) (wk), Teja Nidamanuru, Logan Van Beek, Tim Pringle, Aryan Dutt, Paul Van Meekeran

Nepal: Kushal Bhurtel, Asif Sheikh (wk), Rohit Paudel (c), Kushal Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee, Gulshan Jha, Sompal Kami, Sundeep Jora, Karan KC, Lalit Rajbanshi, Abinash Bohara

Pitch Report

This will be the 2nd match held in the Dallas stadium. Canada and USA played a high scoring match over here with the latter chasing 195. Invariable bounce will be an issue for the batters and expect the powerplay to be the most productive phase for the bowlers.

Pacers are more likely to dominate the spinners, whereas batsmen may make hay off the shorter square boundary.

Players To Watch Out For

Michael Levitt: Present as the travelling reserve in the 23’ CWC, Levitt has climbed through the ranks in just the 8 T20 internationals he has taken part in.

349 runs at an average of 43.63 with a scoring rate of 156.5, Levitt’s 135 of 62 balls is amongst the best 20-over innings played by a batter from the Netherlands. His battle against Karan KC might be the most important matchup of the game.

Dipendra Singh Airee: Gaining recognition throughout the World through his 6 sixes in the Asian Games, Airee has been a phenom with both bat and ball for the Asian side. 37 wickets @18.27, along with majorly batting at the top 5, where he has scored his runs at an average of 38.71; Airee’s range hitting will be massively beneficial in the Texas ground.

NED vs NEP Dream11 Team for Match 7 of T20 WC 2024

Wicket Keepers: Asif Sheikh, Scott Edwards

Batters: Rohit Kumar Paudel, Max O’Dowd, Michael Levitt,

All-Rounders: Bas de Leede (c), Logan van Beek, Dipendra Singh Airee (vc)

Bowlers: Paul Van Meekeran, Aryan Dutt, Sompal Kami

Note: This is not our final Dream11 Team as we are not aware of the Toss Result and Final Playing XI at this moment.

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Sidharth Basu
Sidharth Basu
An avid follower of the game since 2011, I am a student by profession. Generally follow the Indian cricket team and the IPL and have an admiration for the past cricketing greats

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