Unlike the start of the tournament which was marred by inclement weather, the past few days has seen gorgeous sunshine in Dublin; something which was expected to continue on Thursday with the maximum temperature hovering just a shade under 20 degrees while the minimum is 10.
3-252, 7-194, 7-193, 6-194. These have been the scores in the tournament this far. Looking at the numbers, it’s safe to say that the batsmen have enjoyed themselves at The Village. A flat track, lush-green outfields, and short boundaries- all the ingredients for it being a safe haven for the batters; something which is expected to continue tomorrow.
Average first innings score: 200 (Record in T20I matches since 2018)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 7 Lost – 4
(Will be added once there is an update)
Probable Playing XIs:
Tobias Visee, Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper, Pieter Seelaar (c), Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards (wk), Antonious Staal, Shane Snater, Fred Klaassen, Brandon Glover, Philippe Boissevain
Bench– Vikramjit Singh, Clayton Floyd, Paul van Meekeren
George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer (c), Calum McLeod, Michael Leask, Richie Berrington, Ollie Haris, Matthew Cross (wk), Adrian Neill, Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans, Hamza Tahir
Bench: Safyaan Sharif, Craig Wallace, Tom Stole
Netherlands: Pieter Seelaar (214 runs in 10 matches at 53.50) scored 96 in the last game and will hope that the likes of Max O’Dowd (299 runs in 9 matches at 33.22) and Ben Cooper (233 runs in 9 matches at 33.28) take advantage of the flat pitch on offer and provide their side a blistering start. Brandon Gover, who took two wickets in the last game against Ireland will be key with the ball.
Scotland: Geroge Munsey (161 runs in 2 games), Kyle Coetzer (99 runs in 2 games) and Calum McLeod (72 runs in the 2 games) will once again be the lynchpins for the Scotts while Alasdair Evans (3 wickets in 2 matches) and Mark Watt (4 wickets in 2 games) will be crucial with the bowl.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – George Munsey, Pieter Seelaar, Calum McLeod
Vice-Captain – Ben Cooper, Scott Edwards, Kyle Coetzer
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket
Keeper –Scott Edwards
Batters – Max O’Dowd, Kyle Coetzer (VC), George Munsey (C), Calum McLeod
All-Rounders –Pieter Seelaar, Michael Leask, Shane Snater
Bowlers – Brandon Glover, Alasdair Evans, Mark Watt
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Matt Cross
Batters – Kyle Coetzer, George Munsey, Ben Cooper, Calum McLeod (C)
All-Rounders – Pieter Seelaar (VC), Ricky Berrington, Michael Leask
Bowlers – Fred Klaassen, Brandon Glover, Mark Watt
Scotland Squad: George Munsey, Kyle Coetzer(c), Calum MacLeod, Michael Leask, Richie Berrington, Ollie Hairs, Matthew Cross(w), Safyaan Sharif, Mark Watt, Alasdair Evans, Hamza Tahir, Adrian Neill, Tom Sole, Craig Wallace
Netherlands Squad: Tobias Visee, Max ODowd, Ben Cooper, Pieter Seelaar(c), Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards(w), Antonius Staal, Shane Snater, Philippe Boissevain, Fred Klaassen, Brandon Glover, Paul van Meekeren, Clayton Floyd, Vikramjit Singh
Sep 15, SunIreland vs Netherlands, 1st Match The Village, Dublin Match abandoned without a ball bowled (No toss)6:00 PM 12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL
Sep 16, MonScotland vs Netherlands, 2nd Match The Village, Dublin Scotland won by 58 runs6:00 PM 12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL
Sep 17, TueIreland vs Scotland, 3rd Match The Village, Dublin Ireland won by 4 wkts6:00 PM 12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL
Sep 18, WedIreland vs Netherlands, 4th Match The Village, Dublin Netherlands won by 6 wkts6:00 PM 12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL
Sep 19, ThuScotland vs Netherlands, 5th Match The Village, Dublin 6:00 PM 12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL
Sep 20, FriIreland vs Scotland, 6th Match The Village, Dublin 6:00 PM 12:30 PM GMT / 01:30 PM LOCAL