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T20I Tri-series 2019, Match 5, Netherlands vs Scotland: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips- Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

With the pitch being an absolute belter, the batsmen will once again be the protagonists dominating the proceedings at The Village

Calum MacLeod celebrates his century against England
Calum MacLeod celebrates his century against England. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Match Details:

The 5th match of the T20I Tri-series 2019 will be played between Scotland and Netherland at The Village in Dublin.

The match starts at 13:30 PM local time [12:30 PM GMT] [06:00 PM IST].

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This tournament will be available on Star Sports 2 and Star Sports Select HD 2. Live streaming available on Hotstar.

Preview:

We are well and truly into the business end of the tournament where every game will have the potential to have implications not only on the teams involved but also on the other participant. Scotland would be looking to shrug off the ignominy of the four-wicket defeat they suffered at the hands of hosts Ireland, and do an encore of what they have been doing thus far: shellack the opposition under a mountain of runs.

The last time when these two sides met, it was mayhem at The Village. The opening pair of Munsey (127) and Coetzer (89) hammered the inexperienced Dutch line-up to the tune of 200 in just 15.1 overs, helping their side to eventually post 252 in 20 overs. While it was the openers against the Dutch, it was Calum McLeod’s turn to show his talent with the bat, scoring a 42-ball-72.

The Netherlands have had a tournament to forget thus far. While their first game against Ireland was washed out, their inexperienced bowling unit came under the hammer against the rampaging Scotts, something they’ll hope to avert in tomorrow’s game.

Weather Condition/Report:

Unlike the start of the tournament which was marred by inclement weather, the past few days has seen gorgeous sunshine in Dublin; something which was expected to continue on Thursday with the maximum temperature hovering just a shade under 20 degrees while the minimum is 10.


Pitch Condition/Report:

3-252, 7-194, 7-193, 6-194. These have been the scores in the tournament this far. Looking at the numbers, it’s safe to say that the batsmen have enjoyed themselves at The Village. A flat track, lush-green outfields, and short boundaries- all the ingredients for it being a safe haven for the batters; something which is expected to continue tomorrow.

Average first innings score: 200 (Record in T20I matches since 2018)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 7 Lost – 4

Team News:

(Will be added once there is an update)

Probable Playing XIs:

Netherlands

Tobias Visee, Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper, Pieter Seelaar (c), Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards (wk), Antonious Staal, Shane Snater, Fred Klaassen, Brandon Glover, Philippe Boissevain

Bench– Vikramjit Singh, Clayton Floyd, Paul van Meekeren

Scotland

George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Calum McLeod, Michael Leask, Richie Berrington, Ollie Haris, Matthew Cross (wk), Adrian Neill, Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans, Hamza Tahir

Bench: Safyaan Sharif, Craig Wallace, Tom Stole

Top Picks:

Netherlands: Pieter Seelaar (214 runs in 10 matches at 53.50) scored 96 in the last game and will hope that the likes of Max O’Dowd (299 runs in 9 matches at 33.22) and Ben Cooper (233 runs in 9 matches at 33.28) take advantage of the flat pitch on offer and provide their side a blistering start. Brandon Gover, who took two wickets in the last game against Ireland will be key with the ball.

Scotland: Geroge Munsey (161 runs in 2 games), Kyle Coetzer (99 runs in 2 games) and Calum McLeod (72 runs in the 2 games) will once again be the lynchpins for the Scotts while Alasdair Evans (3 wickets in 2 matches) and Mark Watt (4 wickets in 2 games) will be crucial with the bowl.


Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – George Munsey, Pieter Seelaar, Calum McLeod

Vice-Captain – Ben Cooper, Scott Edwards, Kyle Coetzer

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket

Keeper – Scott Edwards

Batters – Max O’Dowd, Kyle Coetzer (VC), George Munsey (C), Calum McLeod

All-Rounders – Pieter Seelaar, Michael Leask, Shane Snater

Bowlers – Brandon Glover, Alasdair Evans, Mark Watt

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Matt Cross

Batters – Kyle Coetzer, George Munsey, Ben Cooper, Calum McLeod (C)

All-Rounders – Pieter Seelaar (VC), Ricky Berrington, Michael Leask

Bowlers – Fred Klaassen,  Brandon Glover, Mark Watt


Expert Advice:

With the pitch being an absolute belter, the batsmen will once again be the protagonists dominating the proceedings at The Village. Thus opting for top-order batters like Munsey, Coetzer as captain/vice-captain will be a prudent punt.

Probable Winners:

Considering what happened when these two sides last met, Scotland will start as overwhelming favourites against the Dutch.

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