The 10th match of the 2019 ICC Women’s T20 World Cup Qualifier between Namibia Women and Netherlands Women will be hosted by the Lochlands in Arbroath.
The match starts at 10:00 AM local time (9:00 AM GMT) (2:30 PM IST).
Hopes of a spot in the next year’s T20 World Cup have come to an end for Namibia Women and Netherlands Women who suffered defeats in their first two matches. As a result, the Thailand and Ireland teams made it to the semi-final from their Group B. Namibia and Netherlands will face off each other in the last group match before they join the playoff semis for 5th to 8th ranked teams.
Namibia had their moments in the tournament especially in the last match against Thailand. They got the opposition six down for 35 by let the Thailand Women recover and clinch a 38-run win. On the other hand, the Netherlands created a scare to Ireland during their 121-run chase. Sterre Kalis top-scored with a 46-run knock but the Dutch Women lost by 19 runs having scored only 24 from the last 40 deliveries.
There was quite a lot of rain on Monday at the Lochlands. However, the weather forecast for Tuesday is clear and no rain is expected from morning. However, overnight rain might delay the scheduled start of play and couple reduce a couple of overs.
The Lochlands seems to be a perfect venue for chasing. Each of the last three games here has been won by the chasing teams. However, all three matches had scores below 110 by batting first teams. There is also a hit of momentum for the pacers with the new ball.
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Probable Playing XIs:
Adri van der Merwe, Kayleen Green, Yasmeen Khan (C), Irene van Zyl, Sune Wittmann, Reehana Khan, Petro Enright, Dietlind Foerster, Wilka Mwatile, Eveleen Kejarukua, Sylvia Shihepo.
Bench: Arrasta Diergaardt, Merczerly Gorases, Victoria Hamunyela
Sterre Kalis, Heather Siegers, Robine Rijke, Denise van Deventer, Miranda Veringmeier, Babette de Leede (WK), Juliët Post (C), Iris Zwilling, Leonie Bennett, Caroline de Lange, Silver Siegers.
Bench – Eva Lynch, Frederique Overdijk, Hannah Landheer.
Namibia’s bowlers Sylvia Shihepo and Wilka Mwatile shared five wickets in the game against Thailand. Irene van Zyl took one wicket and has the ability to chip in with the bat. Heather Siegers of Netherlands can’t be ignored as she opens the innings and also bowls four overs.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Sterre Kalis, Heather Siegers, Irene van Zyl
Vice-Captain Options – Babette de Leede, Kayleen Green, Petro Enright
Sterre Kalis put her recent form aside and played a good hand against Ireland. She scored 46 during the chase and put the Dutch on the top during her stay at the crease.
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Babette de Leede
Batters – Robine Rijke, Miranda Veringmeier, Adri van der Merwe
All-Rounders – Sune Wittmann, Sterre Kalis (C), Heather Siegers
Bowlers – Sylvia Shihepo, Wilka Mwatile, Wilka Mwatile, Irene van Zyl (VC)
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Babette de Leede, Kayleen Green
Batters – Robine Rijke, Miranda Veringmeier, Dietlind Foerster
All-Rounders – Heather Siegers (C), Sterre Kalis, Petro Enright (VC)
Bowlers – Iris Zwilling, Irene van Zyl, Sylvia Shihepo
Namibia’s Kayleen Green has the ability to keep wickets, open the innings and also bowl a couple of overs. However, she failed to make a mark in both the matches played in the tournament. She looks a risky option in the current scenario at 10 credits.
Netherlands Women are expected to open their winning tally.
*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.
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