Fantasy Cricket Team for Zimbabwe vs Netherlands 1st ODI

We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.

Probable Playing XIs for Zimbabwe & Netherlands

Zimbabwe: Innocent Kaia, Craig Ervine (c), Gary Ballance, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Clive Madande (wk), Brad Evans, Brandon Mavuta/Wellington Masakadza, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani/Tendai Chatara

Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Musa Ahmed, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe, Shariz Ahmad/ Teja Nidamanaru, Fred Klaassen, Aryan Dutt/Paul van Meekeren, Vivian Kingma

Harare Sports Club Pitch Report for the Match

Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare

(Based on the last three games)

1st innings average score: 290

2nd innings average score: 250

Wickets per innings: 7

Type: Good for batting


Batting 1st: 67%

Batting 2nd: 33%

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Fantasy Tips of The Day

The Harare Sports Club has been a happy hunting ground for Sikandar Raza, who has accumulated 1,507 runs at 42, picked 23 wickets, and caught as many.

Scott Edwards has been the chief run-getter for the Netherlands in the format: eight fifties in his last 15 innings. A fifty in every second game is a fantasy player’s delight!

Craig Ervine has collected 830 runs, including the highest score of 130*, in Harare. When he last batted in the format against the Netherlands, he smashed 84.

Tom Cooper and Ryan Burl have featured in the Best11 in their last five ODIs. While Cooper has slammed three consecutive fifties, Burl has added 123 runs and taken nine wickets.

In only two ODIs against the Netherlands, Sean Williams has bagged six wickets. With the bat, he has piled on 1,134 runs at the venue.

Of Richard Ngarava’s 13 wickets in Harare, 11 have come bowling first. Given he is Zimbabwe’s premier death bowler, the chances of him rewarding fantasy players go up exponentially.

Only once in his last eight white-ball outings has Roelof van der Merwe gone wicketless, bagging 20 wickets, including the best figures of six for 20 in the process.

Fred Klaassen is Netherlands’ leading wicket-taker (four) against Zimbabwe. Since 2021, he has taken nine wickets in six ODIs.


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