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Fantasy Team for Zimbabwe vs Netherlands

Probable XIs

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

Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Tom Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Teja Nidamanuru, Paul van Meekeren, Shariz Ahmad, Musa Ahmed, Ryan Klein, Fred Klaassen

Pitch Report

Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare

(Based on the last three games)

1st innings average score: 271

2nd innings average score: 262

Wickets per innings: 9

Type: Balanced


Batting 1st: 67%

Batting 2nd: 33%

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Tom Cooper is currently experiencing a purple patch with the bat: 268 runs at 54 including four half-centuries in his last five ODIs.

With every passing game in Harare, Sikandar Raza’s numbers keep getting better. He has amassed 1,529 runs at 40, bagged 26 wickets, and taken 23 catches at the venue.

Craig Ervine’s first innings average at the Harare Sports Club reads 19 compared to the second innings average of 45. Overall, he has accumulated 873 runs at 32 in 35 ODIs.

In their last five ODIs, Fred Klaassen and Paul van Meekeren have collectively taken 17 wickets, including seven in the ongoing series. While Klaassen has picked three three-fors in his last 10 ODIs, Meekeren has gone wicketless only twice for the period.

Max O’Dowd lives and dies by the sword. In his last 10 ODIs, he has hammered five fifties and gotten out for a single-digit score on four occasions.

Since 2021, Sean Williams has collected 387 runs at 35 – of which 165 runs at 41 have come in Harare.

Although Ryan Burl has managed only 18 runs in the first two games, he maintains an average of 26 at the venue and has the best bowling figures of four for 32, to go with eight catches.

Gary Ballance averages a mere 15 in his last 10 ODIs


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