Babar Azam and Tom Copper are leading the scoring charts with 131 runs in this series.
NED vs PAK Team Preview:
The Netherlands (NED) will be facing Pakistan (PAK) in the third and the final ODI match of the series at Haelaarweg in Rotterdam on Sunday. Pakistan won the second match and sealed this three-match ODI series by 2-0 on Thursday. Haris Rauf and Mohammad Nawaz took three wickets each and restricted the hosts to just 186 runs while bowling first. First match debutant Naseem Shah also took two wickets while conceding just 27 runs and Mohammad Wasim and Shadab Khan grabbed one each. For the Netherlands, Bas de Leede scored the highest 89 runs off 120 balls and Tom Coopers smashed 66 runs off 74 balls.
The Dutch pacer Vivian Kingma gave a fantastic start to his team by removing both the Pakistani opening batters Fakhar Zaman (3) and Imam-ul-Haq (6) early. But the in-form skipper Babar Azam continued his brilliant form with another fifty which was followed by unbeaten fifties from Mohammad Rizwan and Agha Salman. Pakistan will now travel to UAE to participate in the upcoming 2022 Asia Cup and face India in their first match on August 28.
NED vs PAK Match Details:
Netherlands vs Pakistan, 3rd ODI
Venue: Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam
Date & Time: 21st August at 02:30 PM IST and 11:00 AM Local Time
Live Streaming: FanCode
NED vs PAK, 3rd ODI Pitch Report:
The pitch at Hazelaarweg is perfectly balanced for both batters and bowlers in the white-ball game. Both teams managed to score big in the first match and the hosts struggled for runs in the next match. Pacers are enjoying good early help from the pitch and are likely to dominate the last match as well.
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NED vs PAK, 3rd ODI, Probable Playing XIs:
Musa Ahmad, Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Wesley Barresi, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Logan van Beek, Teja Nidamanuru, Tim Pringle, Shariz Ahmad, Vivian Kingma.
Abdullah Shafique, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Haris (wk), Zahid Mahmood, Shadab Khan, Agha Salman, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani.
Top Picks for NED vs PAK Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
The World No. 1 batter scored another fifty in the last match after two early wickets. He scored 74 runs in the opening match and now has five fifties in his last five overall matches. He will be a clear choice to captain your side if Pakistan bats first on Sunday.
The 35-year-old batter scored 66 runs off just 74 balls in the last match to guide his team to a respectable total. He scored 65 runs off 54 balls in the first match as well and leads the scoring chart with 131 runs in this series.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
The star Pakistani all-rounder smashed 48 runs off just 28 runs in the opening match but didn’t get a chance to bat in the last match. He took a big wicket of Logan van Beek in the last match while conceding just 41 runs in 10 overs.
Top Picks – Bowlers
The experienced pacer two big wickets of Imam-ul-Haq and Fakhar Zaman in the last match while conceding just 32 runs and is now leading the most-wickets chart for the hosts with three wickets.
The in-form pacer picked another three-wicket haul in the last match while conceding just 16 runs. He is now leading the wickets chart with six wickets and will be a good captaincy choice if Pakistan bowls first in the next match.
Top Picks – Wicketkeeper
The Dutch wicketkeeper batter smashed 71 runs off just 60 balls in the first match and it will be a clear wicketkeeping choice over Mohammad Rizwan and Mohammad Haris.
NED vs PAK Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for NED vs PAK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Scott Edwards, Babar Azam (c), Imam-ul-Haq, Tom Cooper (vc), Bas de Leede, Shadab Khan, Logan van Beek, Mohammad Nawaz, Shaheen Afridi, Vivian Kingma, Haris Rauf
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for NED vs PAK Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Scott Edwards, Mohammad Haris, Babar Azam, Tom Cooper, Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede (vc), Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Vivian Kingma, Haris Rauf (c), Shanawaz Dahani
NED vs PAK Risky Captaincy Choice:
The star opening batter has scored just eight runs in 29 balls from the opening two matches. But he ranks 2nd in the ICC ODI Batters’ chart and maintains an impressive 52-plus average in the fifty-over game.
The highest-ranked Pakistani pacer was rested for the first two fixtures as he has just recovered from an injury. He is unlikely to bowl all ten overs in the next match but remains the best bowler pick for your fantasy cricket team.
Player you should avoid:
The retired batter was recalled for this series due to a lack of options in the batting department. But Barresi has scored only five runs from the opening two matches and is likely to get dropped from the last match.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.