Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction - Netherlands v United Arab Emirates 1st T20
The first of the four T20Is on the UAE tour of Netherlands will be played at the VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen in Netherlands.
The biggest challenge for this four-match T20 series would be the two major T20 leagues going on at the moment as some of the players from both sides are plying their trade in the Vitality T20 Blast and the Global T20 Canada, because of which teams might be short on quality resources.
Netherlands will be without Tobias Visee, who is currently playing in the Global T20 Canada League and Roelof vab der Merwe and Fred Klaassen, who are featuring for Somerset and Kent respectively in the T20 Blast.
Skipper Pieter Seelaar will be one of the leading players for Netherland. Apart from being a consistent batsman, he also bowls some good left-arm spin, which will come in handy for the side. Power-hitter Stef Myburgh and Max O’Dowd will be the top batsmen for Netherlands.
Following a good performance in the Oman quadrangular series, Netherland fared decently in their recent T20s against Zimbabwe as well.
For UAE, it would be interesting to see whether the likes of Shaiman Anwar and Rohan Mustafa are back in time for the series. Mohammed Naveed we will lead their bowling attack, while all-rounder Rohan Mustafa will contribute with both bat and ball.
UAE are coming off a series win against USA, after losing against Nepal.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Netherlands- Stef Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper, Antonius Staal, Scott Edwards (wk), Pieter Seelaar (c), Sebastian Braat, Vivian Kingma, Hidde Overdijk, Brandon Glover, Sikander Zulfiqar
UAE- Ashfaq Ahmed, Rohan Mustafa, Muhammad Usman, Rameez Shahzad, Mohammad Boota, Ghulam Shabber (wk), Mohammad Naveed (c), Ahmed Raza, Wahad Ahmed, Sultan Ahmed, Zahoor Khan
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? - Netherlands
Who will win? – Netherlands
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Max O’Dowd (Netherlands), Rohan Mustafa (UAE)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Pieter Seelaar (Netherlands), Mohammad Naveed (UAE)
Most Sixes – Stef Myburgh (Netherlands), Rohan Mustafa (UAE)
Man of the Match – Pieter Seelaar
Team Scores Batting first – Netherlands 160+, UAE 145+
Match Handicap Netherlands
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.