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SA vs NED: Match Preview, Pitch Report and Dream11 Prediction for Match 16 of T20 World Cup 2024

“Forewarned is Forearmed”, “Look before you leap”. Dear South Africa, beware of the Dutch.

The primary reason behind giving the United States of America the hosting rights of the T20 World Cup was to promote the game in the better-remaining parts of the world. One thing that absolutely matches this aim, irrespective of the venue, is lesser-known underdogs associate nations defeating Test-playing giants at the biggest of all stages.

At the time of this writing, 13 games have been completed, and we have already witnessed Pakistan surrender to the USA while the Windies, too, had to almost hold their breath to get past Papua New Guinea.

Unsurprisingly, all eyes now fall on the fixture of the Netherlands versus South Africa. Over the past two years, an unexpected matchup has turned into a rivalry.

The Netherlands choked Proteas off in the 2022 T20 World Cup and threw them out of the tournament. Even in the 2023 ODI World Cup group game, the men in Green and Gold couldn’t get past the Oranjes.

The stakes this time might not be as high for South Africa as they were in 2022, but the Dutchmen won’t leave any formalities to leave their marks.

Expected Playing XIs

South Africa is expected to go unchanged from their winning combination against the Sri Lankan game that took place at the same venue. Given the bowling-friendly surface of Nassau County stadium, the Netherlands may look to add an extra batter.

South Africa: Quinton De Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Aiden Markram, Heinrich Klaasen, David Miller, Tristan Stubbs, Marco Jansen, Keshav Maharaj, Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje, Ottniel Baartman.

Netherlands: Michael Levitt, Max ODowd, Vikramjit Singh, Bas de leede, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Scott Edwards, Teja Nidamanuru, Logan Van Beek, Tim Pringle, Paul van Meekeren, Vivian Kingma

Players To Watch Out For

Bas de Leede

The Hero of Dutch victories over South Africa in the last 2 affairs, an all-rounder with the capability of middle over wicket-taking. A player profile that perfectly matches with an underdog hero, Bas de Leede. Leede delivered a spell of 4-1-22-2 in the opening game against Nepal, proving his form.

If South Africa had to nullify one player to invalidate any chances of upset, then that man would be Bas de Leede, but the son of Tim de Leede won’t leave a golden chance for the Netherlands’ third iconic win in the last two years.

Tristan Stubbs

Tristan Stubbs is young, Tristan Stubbs is explosive, and Tristan Stubbs holds a lot of potential. Even though he is yet to see his best at international level the team management around Stubbs knows that the player is more than just a mere finisher, Stubbs can be the complete T20 batsman. The fact that he was sent at no. 4 ahead of Klaasen and Miller in the first game proves the team’s faith in him

Although his innings of 13(28) didn’t do justice to his skills, the excuse of the pitch being wild can be accepted. The venue won’t change for this fixture, but if South Africa bats first, we might get to witness Stubbs’ first deliverance at T20’s biggest stage.

SA vs NED Dream11 Team for Match 16 of T20 WC 2024

Wicket Keepers: Heinrich Klassen, Quinton de Kock (c)

Batters: Aiden Markam, Max ODowd, Tristan Stubbs

All-Rounders: Marco Jansen, Bas de Leede, Keshav Maharaj

Bowlers: Kagiso Rabada, Anrich Nortje (vc), Logan van Beek

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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