We are ready with our Netherlands vs Zimbabwe betting tips
No matter the outcome of the Super 12s, it’s been a memorable World Cup for the Chevrons, who still have a chance of qualification despite the gut wrenching but extraordinary defeat to Bangladesh last time out. The Netherlands, meanwhile, are playing for pride.
Looking for the best live cricket satta rates? Keep reading our full match preview below - we examine the team news, need-to-know stats, pick out some odds, and more ahead of the showdown, which gets underway at 9.30 am IST on Wednesday 2nd November at the Adelaide Oval.
Our Netherlands vs Zimbabwe betting tips are revolving around a win for the African side - they have been the success story of the entire tournament, and their famous win over Pakistan will go down in Zimbabwean cricketing history.
Aside from unveiling world class talent in Sikandar Raza and Blessing Muzarabani, the overall attacking approach to their game is befitting of a team at the top level.
The Netherlands, meanwhile, have had less to shout about - failing to register any stern opposition to any opponent so far. They may fancy their chances to get off the mark, but we wouldn’t recommend backing them at odds of 2.72 - they’re too short. Instead, we think Zimbabwe to win at odds of 1.44 is the bet - and one of the best value ones of the tournament to boot!
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There is much to dissect following the final-ball defeat to Bangladesh, but one of the stand-out performances in the game was that of Richard Ngarava, who finished with 2/24 from his four overs.
He bagged two wickets and helped force a run out in the final over, showcasing his excellent death bowling prowess.
A solitary six smashed down the bottom of the order nearly forced a phenomenal win in an eye-watering finale - but we’ll go into more detail of the defeat to Bangladesh last time out below.
You can bet on Ngarava to be top bowler for Zimbabwe at odds of 4.3.
It’s not exactly a surprise to see the Netherlands remain the only team left in the Super 12s to win a game, but it’s a record that Australian-born skipper Scott Edwards will be desperate to end.
They have beaten Zimbabwe before - back in 2019, a sensational 79 runs from just 38 balls by Roelof van der Merwe helped his side set a target of 200 runs for Zimbabwe, a target that was 50 runs too many.
Given the team batting first have won in each of the last three Twenty20 internationals at the Adelaide Oval, the Netherlands will hope van der Merwe, or any other star for that matter, can post a big target to chase down.
If they do win the toss and opt to bowl, they’ll have to do a better job at containing their opponents. In a low-scoring tournament, the Netherlands have conceded an average first innings total of over 160 when bowling first.
There are no new injury concerns for the Netherlands to worry about!
No player has bowled more dot balls in this tournament so far than Paul Van Meekeren (67), which shows how vitally important he’s been for the Netherlands.
He’s not shy in the wicket-taking stakes, either, with seven to his name coming into this clash.
He was at his absolute best against a star-studded Pakistan line-up, while all his team-mates were going for more than seven runs an over, Van Meekeren bagged 1/19 from four.
We like the look of him to play another important part for the Netherlands here - you can back him at odds of 4.4 to finish top bowler for his side.
Max O'Dowd, Vikram Singh, Bas de Leede, Tom Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards(c)(wk), Roelof van der Merwe. Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Fredrick Klaassen, and Paul van Meekeren
This World Cup hasn’t half thrown up some absolute classics - none more so memorable than the Chevrons’ heartbreaking loss to Bangladesh last time out.
After limiting the Tigers to just 150, they slipped to 35/4, but a brilliant knock by Sean Williams (64 from 42 balls) gave them hope. Only a brilliant run-out sent Williams back to the hutch, but four leg byes and a six from Ngavara meant Zimbabwe needed five from the final ball to win it.
A swing and a miss from Blessing Muzarabani saw him stumped, and the celebrations began in earnest for Bangladesh! Both teams shook hands and were meandering off the field, only for the third umpire to call them back!
Wicketkeeper Nurul Hasan had taken the ball too early in front of the stumps, resulting in a no ball, and the teams having to come back out on the pitch. The equation was now four runs needed to win. However, the fairytale finish from a Zimbabwe perspective eluded them, with Muzarabani unable to connect.
There are no new injuries for team management to consider.
The breakout talent from a Zimbabwean perspective, Raza continues to add some firepower to Zimbabwe’s middle order. No player has hit more sixes so far in this tournament (8), while he has 145 runs to his name.
He could be a good bet to finish top of the run-making ranks for Zimbabwe at odds of 4.5.
Regis Chakabva(wk), Craig Ervine(c), Wesley Madhevere. Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Milton Shumba, Ryan Burl, Luke Jongwe, Tendai Chatara, Richard Ngarava, and Blessing Muzarabani
These two have played each other four times before - with one win going to the Netherlands, and three to Zimbabwe. One of those games was settled in dramatic fashion - a Super Over in which the Chevrons dominated. Will we get close to similar drama here?
After thunderstorms and showers throughout Tuesday, we should be set for clear skies on Wednesday. The recent deluge that Australia has experienced is clearing, and there are hopes the rest of the Twenty20 World Cup will be free of too much disruption.
There is so much riding on the line for Zimbabwe - they need to beat the Netherlands and then muster a win over India in their final game to stand a chance of going through to the semis.
We think the added edge will work in their favour - our pick is for Zimbabwe to win, and Ngavara and Raza to go well!