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The Netherlands was fantastic with their bowling against Sri Lanka as they took 5 wickets under 67 runs, and the main performer of the bowling unit was Logan Van Beek, who took 3 early wickets of Pathum Nissanka, Sadeera Samarawickrama, and Charith Asalanka. The Netherlands is the team who knows how to fight and put big teams under pressure, as they did against Sri Lanka in the last match.
The Netherlands were able to restrict a team like Sri Lanka to just 213 runs which clearly showed their bowling unit is quite amazing and the Netherlands are amazing with the chasing.
Oman had a good match against Zimbabwe in their last match. Even though they lost the match but they did give a good fight. They started off well with the bowling as they took 2 wickets under 50 runs, but after that, Sean William took charge and, together with Raza, punished Oman bowlers. Fayyaz Butt was amazing with the bowling as he took 4 wickets, and other bowlers of women did give some support but not that much, so they would keep the Zimbabwe side under 300+.
Kashyap Prajapati played his finest innings in the last match as he scored 103 runs in 97 balls, hitting 12 fours and a six. Aqib Ilyas and Ayaan Khan also contributed some runs for the side as they were able to reach 318 scores but lost against Zimbabwe by 14 runs.
Oman is already out of contention to get the two spots in the ICC World Cup 2023, but they did give a good fight in the last match, and they will going to give it all in the next match against the Netherlands, who are coming with huge confidence after showing their skill against two top class team like West Indies and Sri Lanka.
Netherlands vs Oman: Head-to-Head ODI Record
Netherlands and Oman never played an ODI match against each other, but they played four T20 matches in the past in which Netherlands won 2 and Oman won just 1. One match went tied.
The Netherlands will be the favorite to win the next match as they have the better team overall, and they also performing way better than Oman in the ongoing World Cup Qualifiers.
Pitch Report of Harare Sports Club, Harare, for the 5th match of ICC World Cup Super Six Qualifiers between Netherlands vs Oman on July 3rd, 2023
|Match Played||179 matches|
|Batting first won||83 matches won|
|Batting second won||91 matches won|
|Average 1st innings scores||233 Runs|
|Highest Team innings total||408/6 Zimbabwe vs USA|
|Lowest Team innings total||35/10 by Zimbabwe vs Sri Lanka|
The Harare Sports Club pitch in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers has been a pitch for batters, which was evident in the most recent match when Zimbabwe scored 408 runs against the USA team. However, after holding so many matches on the same pitch, it is possible that the pitch will be slower than before in the next match, and the total will not be as high as what Zimbabwe posted.
Team Preview Netherlands
The Netherlands is one of the toughest competitors for any team because they are the team that gives all in the field and plays as a unit. They are not dependent on some players. In every match, a new player of the Netherlands comes out as a match-winner which is quite an amazing thing for the Netherlands team.
Important players for the Netherlands team in the match against Oman
1- Scott Edwards He is a consistent run scorer for his team, clearly showing that he is the backbone of the Netherlands batting lineup. He scored 207 runs in just three matches, clearly showing his ability to score for the team in a pressure situation and playing captain innings repeatedly.
2- Saqib Zulfiqar stepped up in the last match against Sri Lanka in Super Six, taking two important wickets of Dimuth Karunaratne and Dasun Shanaka.
3- Logan van Beek gave the best bowling start for his team after picking three wickets in the starting 3 overs. He bowled two maidens and took three important wickets from top-order batters to push Sri Lanka back on their toes.
Team Preview of Oman
Oman played well against Zimbabwe in the last match, but they lost by 14 runs in the end. They showed great character against inform team Zimbabwe who scored a huge total of 330 but still, they did not give up, and together, they were able to make 317 runs.
Important players for the Oman Team in the match against the Netherlands
1-Kashyap Prajapati lived on to his name and status in the Oman cricket team, scoring 103 runs in just 97 balls to give his team an amazing start and a chance to fight against Zimbabwe. He needs to perform quite similarly in the next match against the Netherlands if they want to win the match.
2- Bilal Khan has been one of the top bowlers for the Oman team, but in the last match, he was not really good with the line and length. He took 10 wickets in 5 matches and has been a top performer for his side.
3- Fayyaz Butt bowled quite beautifully in the last match against Zimbabwe, pushing them to the wall by picking three early wickets and then one in his last spell. He also took 10 wickets in 5 matches.
Netherlands vs Oman: Probable Playing 11 of Netherlands
Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Wesley Barresi, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards(w/c), Saqib Zulfiqar, Logan van Beek, Shariz Ahmad, Ryan Klein, Aryan Dutt
Netherlands vs Oman: Probable Playing 11 of Oman
Kashyap Prajapati, Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood(c), Mohammad Nadeem, Shoaib Khan, Ayaan Khan, Naseem Khushi(w), Bilal Khan, Jay Odedra, Fayyaz Butt