PAK vs NED: Pakistan and Netherlands are set to lock horns with each other in a three-match ODI series. The first ODI is slated to be played on 16th August 2022, Tuesday.
All the matches will be played at the Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam. Pakistan should go into the contest as favourites. The Netherlands, however, would be keen to exhibit strong performance and give their opponent a tough challenge. The home side hasn’t won an ODI game since June 2021. They would look to break the losing streak.
However, Pakistan are likely to register a series whitewash. As far as the pitch is concerned, it looks like a good batting surface. The batters should try to take some time at the crease before changing the gears. Both teams would prefer to bat second upon winning the toss.
Players to watch out for:
1. Scott Edwards Netherlands skipper-Scott Edwards will be the biggest bet for the Netherlands in the batting department. He performed admirably against England, recently. In his international career, he has scored 692 runs at an average of 38.44.
2. Babar Azam- For Pakistan, Babar Azam should look to score as many runs in the three ODIs. He could be the one who would end up scoring the most runs in the series.
3. Haris Rauf- As for the bowling department, Haris Rauf’s pace and swing can trouble the batters. He could be lethal on the surfaces in Netherlands.
PAK vs NED Predicted Playing XI:
Netherlands: Predicted XI: Vikramjit Singh, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Bas de Leede, Max ODowd, Shariz Ahmed, Logan van Beek, Arnav Jain, Aryan Dutt, Vivian Kingma, Ryan Klein
Pakistan: Babar Azam (C), Mohammad Rizwan, Imam-ul-Haq, Fakhar Zaman, Khushdil Shah, Agha Salman, Mohammad Nawaz, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Shaheen Shah Afridi, Shahnawaz Dahani
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