So we are in some virtual knockout stage in the tournament and one of the matches we will look at will be the Sunday encounter Match 29, Pakistan vs Netherlands.
The team Pakistan is very much in contention to be out of the WC after their very unexpected defeat(upset)against Zimbabwe. On the other hand, the Netherlands will look to spoil the party Pakistan, as Pakistan is hugely dependent on others now.
Date and Time: 30 October, Saturday, 12:30 PM IST/7:00 AM GMT/3:00 PM Local.
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Pakistan is a team that was on a mission after defeating India in the Asia Cup 2022, but since then it has been disappointing for them as they have lost the home series vs England as well as had a very horrible start to the World Cup.
Now, Pakistan has to play their best cricket and would also depend on the result of other matches going forward in this competition.
The Dutch have a poor outing in the super 12 as of now despite showing promise in Round 1. They have lost both their matches against the 2 Asian Sides, i.e India and Bangladesh.
Now, the Netherlands will look to upset Pakistan by surprising them with their good bowling and fielding unit.
Pitch Report and Venue Details
The Match will be played at the Optus Perth stadium known for having pace and carry.
Matches played = 5
Won batting 1st = 2
Won fielding 1st= 3
Average total = 153
No Dew Factor will be there on this Ground.
Probable Playing XI
Pakistan: Mohammad Rizwan (WK), Babar Azam(C), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Haider Ali, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah
Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (C & WK), Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Shariz Ahmad, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren
Matches played – 1
Pakistan won – 1
Netherlands won – 0
Players To Lookout For/Must Have Dream11 Picks
He is Pakistan’s best fielder and vice-captain of the side. Shadab is often promoted in the batting order and has won Pakistan a couple of games with the bat in the last couple of months.
In addition, he can bowl his 4-over economical spells in every game. He is a complete package in T20s and it is a high-risk high reward situation if he is in your team.
The Elegant Right-hander is searching for form in the World Cup. In his last 2 multinational tournaments, i.e Asia cup 2022 and WT20 2022, he has been mediocre. Babar has scored 73 runs with an sr of 91 in the 8 Innings in the mentioned tournaments.
His game would suit the pace and bounce of the Perth. Babar would look to bat through the innings.
The left-arm orthodox is a very fine spinner who invites the batters forward into the stroke and can beat them with the arm balls.
Pringle is handy with the bat also. He looked impressive vs India with some 20 odds and would look to make his name vs the top sides.
Max is the only batter in the Dutch lineup who averages over 30 in the lineup with an SR of 125. Dowd also played one of the best innings of the WC in the first round.
Sweep and swing through the mid-wicket area are his favourite shots. Pakistani pacers can trouble him with the short stuff and he has to look through it.
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We Predict Pakistan to win the Contest. Babar Azam will be the key performer for them.