Zimbabwe will take on the Netherlands in the 34th match of the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday, November 2.
Both teams are coming into the game after losing their previous Super 12 fixtures. While Zimbabwe faced a 3-run defeat from the hands of Bangladesh, the Netherlands lost to Pakistan by 6 wickets.
Zimbabwe have won two, and the Netherlands turned victorious once in four T20I encounters between them. The fourth game ended in a tie. These two sides met in the final of the World Cup Qualifiers second round last year, where Zimbabwe got the better of Netherlands.
Pitch and Weather report
The Adelaide Oval favours both the pacers as well as spinners because of the bounce in the wicket. The batters can also score runs freely at this venue once they settle down in the middle. The team winning the toss would look to bowl first.
There are 70% chances of rain as per several forecasts.
Zimbabwe – Wesley Madhevere, Craig Ervine (c), Milton Shumba, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Regis Chakabva, Ryan Burl, Brad Evans, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Tendai Chatara
Netherlands – Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Tom Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards (c), Roelof van Der Merwe, Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren
Zimbabwe: LWWLW (Last five completed matches; most recent first)
Who said what
“The real highlight for us would be to make the semis. I think that would really put the icing on the cake. The guys are still very positive that we’ll get there. We’ve just got to come into these last two games with a lot of energy,” said the Zimbabwean captain Craig Ervine in pre-match presser.