Netherlands vs Zimbabwe, 2019: 2nd ODI: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Brendan Taylor scored 71 in the first ODI which Zimbabwe lost by seven wickets.

Hamilton Masakadza
Hamilton Masakadza. (Photo by Nigel Roddis – ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Netherlands defeated Zimbabwe for the first time in International cricket as they chased down the 206-run target comfortably in the first ODI. Brendan Taylor’s 85-ball 71 could only push the African nation to 205/8 in the restricted 47 overs. Lack of support from other end and lack of taking wickets regularly cost the game for the visitors. Opener Max O’Dowd anchored the chase with an unbeaten 121-ball 87.

He shared three 40+ partnerships to see the Netherlands over the line with seven wickets and 25 balls to spare. This was only the 3rd meeting in Internationals between Zimbabwe and Netherlands and only the 2nd in ODI cricket. The two sides faced off in the 2003 World Cup game which Zimbabwe won by 99 runs and the 2014 WT20 game also saw Zimbabwe gaining upper hand by 5 wickets.


Match Details:

The 2nd and final game of the 2-match ODI series between Netherlands and Zimbabwe will be hosted by the Sportpark Het Schootsveld in Deventer.

The match starts at 11:00 AM local time (9:00 AM GMT) (2:30 PM IST). The game will be live streamed on Youtube and on Netherlands Cricket Website.

Last five completed ODI matches:

Netherlands: W, L, W, W, L.

Zimbabwe: L, W, W, W, W

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Sportpark Het Schootsveld in Deventer hosted an ODI for the first time on Wednesday. The pitch had a bit of movement early on but as the game progressed, the ball seemed to be coming slowly on to the bat. If the same track is used for the 2nd ODI as well, the spinners and slow bowlers could come into the equation.

Playing XIs:


Max O’Dowd, Tobias Visée, Ben Cooper, Wesley Barresi, Scott Edwards (WK), Saqib Zulfiqar, Roelof van der Merwe, Pieter Seelaar (C), Fred Klaassen, Vivian Kingma, Brandon Glover.

Bench – Paul van Meekeren, Bas de Leede.


Hamilton Masakadza (C), Solomon Mire, Brendan Taylor, Craig Ervine, Peter Moor, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Ainsley Ndlovu, Donald Tiripano, Kyle Jarvis, Tendai Chatara.

Bench – Chris Mpofu, Ryan Burl, Richmond Mutumbami, Elton Chigumbura, Tinashe Kamunhukamwe.

Team News:

Playing XIs updated after the toss. Zimbabwe elected to bat first on winning the toss.

Power Picks:

Brendan Taylor continued from where he left in 2015 as the keeper-batsman put on a good show with the bat since his comeback to Zimbabwe colours at the start of 2018. In 22 innings in this period, Taylor scored 969 runs at an average of 44.04 with two hundreds and five fifties. He got starts in most of the games which he would like to convert more often.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

The first match stars with the bat Brendan Taylor and Max O’Dowd can be picked as captain and vice-captain given their form prior to this series. Openers of both teams Solomon Mire and Tobias Visée are potential at producing big knocks. Craig Ervine’s brilliant form with the bat can also be considered. The all-rounders Roelof van der MerweSean Williams and Sikandar Raza are ideal and safe as vice-captain option.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Brendan Taylor (C), Tobias Visée

Batters – Ben Cooper, Craig Ervine, Solomon Mire, Max O’Dowd (VC)

All-Rounders – Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza

Bowlers – Fred Klaassen, Donald Tiripano, Paul van Meekeren

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Brendan Taylor

Batters – Wesley Barresi, Craig Ervine (C), Bas de Leede

All-Rounders – Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Roelof van der Merwe (VC)

Bowlers – Pieter Seelaar, Ainsley Ndlovu, Vivian Kingma, Donald Tiripano

Expert Advice:

The picking of Ben Cooper and Wesley Barresi will be quite difficult given the chances of them doing exceptionally well for their credits. However, Barresi could be chosen as he is expected to bowl a decent number of overs.

Probable Winners:

Zimbabwe can level this ODI series 1-1 if their middle order comes to the party.

*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.