We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pitch Report for Bangladesh vs Netherlands T20 World Cup Match
Matches played in the edition: 4
1st innings average score: 166
2nd innings average score: 141
Type: Scoring runs is easier in the first innings. The chasing team got all out in 3 games.
Probable Playing XIs for Bangladesh & Netherlands
Probable XI for Bangladesh: Najmul Hossain Shanto, Soumya Sarkar, Litton Das, Shakib Al Hasan (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan, Mosaddek Hossain, Mohammad Saifuddin, Shoriful Islam, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman
Probable XI for Netherlands: Max O’Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, Bas de Leede, Tom Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Tim Pringle, Roelof van der Merwe, Timm van der Gugten, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren
Nurul Hasan averages over 40 in his last 10 T20Is. He has been Bangladesh’s most effective batter in the middle overs and at the death this year. He changes the complexion of the game with his aggressive stroke play.
Mosaddek Hossain’s transition into an off-spinner has been spectacular in 2022. He has taken 12 wickets including the best figures of 5 for 20. With the bat, the job of adding finishing touches has been laid on his shoulders. Expect some lusty blows from the all-rounder.
Smart Fantasy Picks
In the Qualifiers, the bowling trio of Tim Pringle, Fred Klaassen, and Paul van Meekeren produced more fantasy points than their middle-order batters. They took 8 wickets and 5 catches between them. Bowling in these conditions and fielding in the deep kept the trio in the thick of things not only for the Netherlands but also in fantasy cricket.
Afif Hossain of late has been one of the smartest picks in fantasy cricket. This year, he has scored 405 runs at an average of 31. He does not go all guns blazing but does just enough to keep the fantasy players happy. In addition, he rolls his arm over and fools the batters with his off-breaks.
For the Netherlands, Max O’Dowd and Bas de Leede were the top run-scorer and wicket-taker respectively in the Qualifiers. While O’Dowd generated 86.5 points for his 129 runs, de Leede provided 118 points for his all-round show of 7 wickets, 58 runs, and 2 catches.
Shakib Al Hasan may have been quiet with the ball (5 wickets in 10 T20Is) in 2022, but he has been making amends with the bat. He has scored 305 runs at an impressive average of 34, including 3 fifties.
Topping the batting chart for Bangladesh is Litton Das. In 14 games, he has collected 417 runs including 3 fifties and 2 thirties. Although he will be playing T20Is for the first time in Australia, the fact that he did well in New Zealand must boost his confidence.
Fantasy Tip of The Day
At Hobart, batters who play with caution have been at the top of the fantasy chart. Otherwise, bowlers have dominated through and through.