The highest run scorer from the Netherlands in this ODI series is Teja Nidamanuru who scored 110 runs and the best wicket-taker from the side is Shariz Ahmad who has 6 wickets under his belt.
The Zimbabwe side has Clive Madande as the best batsman who has scored 126 runs till now in this tournament and the top wicket-taker spot has been booked by Wesley Madhevere who has 3 wickets to his name.
The series has been drawn as the third ODI will take place on Saturday 25th Match 2023.
When Zimbabwe batted first, they reached a score of 271. They lost 5 wickets for 120 runs due to the top order’s significant struggles. At this point, Clive Madande and Sean Williams joined forces to extend the inning. They each scored 52 and 77 runs respectively.Their innings help Zimbabwe to reach a fighting total.
The Netherlands got off to a terrific start during the chase and were on target at 166 for 1 when the collapse took place. It was Wesley Madhevere’s first ODI hat trick. Zimbabwe won the game by one run after the Netherlands lost their way in the second part of their innings and were finally bowled out for 170.
Match: ZIM vs NED, 3rd ODI, Netherlands tour of Zimbabwe, 2023
Date: Saturday, March 25, 2023
Time: 12:45 PM
Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare
Pitch and Weather Report
As we witnessed in the last game, the surface has proven challenging for batting. As a result, the batters are having difficulty scoring runs since the ball has halted on them. Therefore, the team that wins the toss would choose to bowl in this situation and try to keep the opposition’s score low.
The sluggish surface at Harare Sports Club is well-known for requiring the batters to focus on performing successfully. Fast bowlers get early help, although spinners have historically performed well on this surface. Additionally, the vast outfield limits the side’s possibilities to score runs from outside the box.
There won’t be any clouds above Harare. The temperature will revolve around 27℃ with a wind speed of 13 km/h in the east direction. In the most recent games, the pitch has proved challenging for batters. The slowness of the pitch has allowed spinners to worry the batters. In this game, the team batting first would be content with 300 runs or more.
ZIM vs NED Squads
ZIM: Craig Ervine (capt), Gary Ballance, Ryan Burl, Tendai Chatara, Brad Evans, Innocent Kaia, Clive Madande, Wesley Madhevere, Tadiwanashe Marumani (wk), Wellington Masakadza, Brandon Mavuta, Blessing Muzarabani, Richard Ngarava, Sikandar Raza, Sean Williams
NED: Scott Edwards (capt & wk), Colin Ackermann, Musa Ahmad, Shariz Ahmad, Wesley Barresi, Tom Cooper, Aryan Dutt, Brandon Glover, Vivian Kingma, Fred Klaassen, Ryan Klein, Bas de Leede, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren, Teja Nidamanuru, Max O’Dowd, Vikramjit Singh.
ZIM vs. NED Probable Playing XIs
ZIM: Richard Ngarava, Brad Evans, Craig Ervine (C), Wellington Masakadza, Clive Madande (Wk), Sikandar Raza, Garry Ballance, Blessing Muzarabani, Ryan Burl, Innocent Kaia, Tadiwanashe Marumani
NED: Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (C) (Wk), Anil Nidamanuru, Musa Ahmad, Max O Dowd, Shariz Ahmad, Vivian Kingma, Colin Ackermann, Paul Van Meekeren, Vikramjit Singh, Fred Klaassen
After the tight games we’ve witnessed in the past two games, it will be a fight of nerves. Although the Netherlands has performed well, the middle order has seemed out of shape.
For the side to succeed, they must support the cause. Zimbabwe has momentum coming into this match and will be pleased with their bowling performance from the last round. Their understanding of the circumstances provides them a little advantage. Zimbabwe to win this game as per our match prediciton