Fantasy XI - Netherlands (NED) vs United States of America (USA)

WK: Scott Edwards, Shayan Jahangir

BAT: Steven Taylor, Max O'Dowd, Gajanand Singh, Vikramjit Singh

AR: Bas de Leede, Shiraz Ahmed

BOWL: Saurabh Netravalkar, Logan van Beek, Ali Khan

C/VC: Vikramjit Singh, Bas de Leede

C/VC Alternatives: Logan van Beek, Steven Taylor

Takashinga Sports Club, Harare – Venue Notes

Average First Innings Score in ODIs at Harare: 252

Batting First vs Batting Second in ODIs at Bulawayo: Win Bat 1st - 1, Win Bat 2nd - 1

NED-USA Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list in ODIs at the venue: None

NED-USA Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list in ODIs at the venue: None

Pitch Report: There was a bit of grass on the surface and dry patches on the good-length area was also noticed by Ashwell Prince. He reckoned that pacers will look to make the most of the conditions on offer in the powerplay. Both games at the venue saw the bowling first team making it tough for the batters.

Predicted Playing XI - Netherlands (NED) vs United States of America (USA)

Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max O'Dowd, Wesley Barresi, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards(c&wk), Saqib Zulfiqar, Logan van Beek, Shariz Ahmed, Aryan Dutt, Clayton Floyd

United States of America: Steven Taylor, Sushant Modani, Monank Patel(C&wk), Aaron Jones, Saiteja Mukkamalla, Gajanand Singh, Shayan Jahangir, Jessy Singh, Nosthush Kenjige, Kyle Phillip, Saurabh Netravalkar

Fantasy Notes - Netherlands (NED) vs United States of America (USA)

Points to consider

  • Netherlands and USA will face each other for the first time in One Day International history. The Dutch are relatively more experienced on the big stage but USA have good players, who are capable of causing an upset.
  • Base Team picks: Shayam Jahangir, Scott Edwards, Steven Taylor, Saurabh Netravalkar, Kyle Phillip, Gajanand Singh, Logan van Beek
  • We will favour the Netherlands especially if they bowl first, in which case they will become even stronger favourites. In which case, Logan van Beek becomes a top differential C/VC option as he will bowl in the powerplay and can cause a similar threat to that of KC Karan against USA's top-order batters.
  • Similarly, Saurabh Netravalkar can also be tried as a differential captaincy option for the same reason above. Prefer trying this only in Grand Leagues.
  • Two differential batters from both teams - Saiteja Mukammala (USA) and Teja Nidamannuru (Netherlands) and players of Indian descent offer differential value batting in the middle order. Saiteja is a youngster and one for the future of USA Cricket - he also scored 2 centuries in his last 8 innings. Teja on the other hand, has made important contributions for his national team, most memorably his century against Zimbabwe. Consider them both in your teams.
  • Vikramjit Singh and Steven Taylor are top C/VC options despite the early threat as openers, because they also offer allround value with the ball. 
  • Monank Patel, who is the captain of USA did not play in the last match because he was unwell. In his absence, Aaron Jones was the stand-in captain and allrounder Nisarg Patel (left-arm orthodox spinner) came in as his replacement in the XI. 


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