NEP vs NED Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 1st T20I

NEP vs NED Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update for 1st T20I

Binod Bhandari should be picked as the first-choice wicketkeeper for your fantasy teams.

Sandeep Lamichhane
Sandeep Lamichhane. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Preview:

Nepal will host Netherlands and Malaysia in the seven-match T20I series, which is starting on the 17th of April. Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground will host all the seven T20Is. The hosts will take on the Netherlands in the 1st match of the series. Gyanendra Malla and Sandeep Lamichhane are the key players to watch out for from Nepal in this series.

The Netherlands haven’t appeared in the international matches in the last year and this will be a testing series for them. Pieter Seelaar will lead the Oranje in this series. They are ranked 17th in the T20 rankings and it will be a challenge for them, as the team they take on, Nepal are ranked 15th in the T20I rankings.

Match Details:

Nepal vs Netherlands, 1st T20I

Venue: Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur

Date & Time: 17th April at 1:00 PM IST, 1:15 PM local time

Live Streaming: Fancode

Pitch Report:

It’s a balanced wicket with little more help for the spinners, but batsmen can play their shots once they get settled. With rain being expected for this match, whoever wins the toss should bowl first.


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Probable Playing XIs for NEP vs NED:

Nepal

Kushal Malla, Gyanendra Malla (c), Dipendra Singh Airee, Pawan Sarraf, Kushal Bhurtel, Binod Bhandari, Aarif Sheikh, KC Karan, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sushan Bhari, Abinash Bohara

Netherlands

Pieter Seelaar (c), Tobias Visee, Ben Cooper, Max O’ Dowd, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards, Philippe Boissevain, Paul van Meekeren, Vikramjit Singh, Vivian Kingma, Sebastiaan Braat


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Top Picks for NEP vs NED Dream11 Match:

Top Picks ­Batsmen

Nepal skipper Gyanendra Malla has scored 566 runs in 27 matches in his T20I career, at an average of 22.64, with the highest score of 107.

Ben Cooper has done a good job for the Netherlands with the bat. Overall in his T20I career, he has accumulated 1094 runs in 48 innings at an average of 28.05, with the highest score of 91*.

Top Picks ­All-Rounders

KC Karan is a must pick for your Dream11 fantasy teams. He has scalped 37 wickets in 28 T20I matches at an economy of 7.54 runs per over and has notched 182 runs at an average of 14.

Netherlands skipper Pieter Seelaar is an experienced cricketer who has played 69 T20I matches and has picked up 53 wickets with the best figures of 4/19 and with the bat, he has scored 464 runs with the highest score of 96*.

Top Picks ­Bowlers

Sandeep Lamichhane is a deceptive bowler who is hard to pick and doesn’t go for too many runs as well. He has got the experience of playing in popular leagues around the world.

Paul van Meekeren has scalped 47 wickets in 41 T20I matches at an economy of 6.94 runs per over, with the best figures of 4/11.

Top Picks ­Wicketkeepers

Binod Bhandari should be picked as the first-choice wicketkeeper for your fantasy teams, since he is playing in home conditions. He has scored 304 runs in 30 matches at a strike rate of 109.74 with the highest score of 58*.

NEP vs NED Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Statistics (last 5 T20s) Dream11 Points 
Gyanendra Malla  237 runs 56, 36, 60, 35, 150
Ben Cooper  140 runs 10, 61, 52, 48, 37
Sandeep Lamichhane  4 wickets 5, 56, 54, 4, 4
Pieter Seelaar  7 wickets and 28 runs 4, 114, 14, 65, 68
Paul van Meekeren   7 wickets 4, 43, 68, 29, 79

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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for NEP vs NED Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Binod Bhandari, Scott Edwards, Ben Cooper (c), Gyanendra Malla, Dipendra Singh Airee (vc), Bas de Leede, Pieter Seelaar, KC Karan, Paul van Meekeren, Sandeep Lamichhane, Sushan Bhari

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for NEP vs NED Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Tobias Visee, Scott Edwards, Ben Cooper, Gyanendra Malla (vc), Dipendra Singh Airee, Pieter Seelaar (c), KC Karan, Kushal Malla, Paul van Meekeren, Sandeep Lamichhane, Philippe Boissevain


NEP vs NED Risky Captaincy Choices:

Wicketkeeper Scott Edwards has scored 334 runs in 29 T20I matches at an average of 23.85 and a good strike rate of 145.85. He has affected 28 dismissals behind the stumps. He can be a risky captaincy pick.

Sandeep Lamichhane can trouble the Netherlands batsmen with his variations and it’s a gamble worth taking to make a bowler as a captain in this format.

Player you should avoid:

Vivian Kingma is slightly inexperienced and has played only 4 T20I matches for the Netherlands. Hence, you can avoid him while picking your fantasy teams.

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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.