Babar Azam-led Pakistan ODI squad is all set to function within the first-ever bilateral sequence towards Netherlands commencing from Tuesday, 16 August in Rotterdam. Fourth-ranked Pakistan will face the host facet once more on 18 and 21 August. The three-match sequence is a part of ICC Males’s Cricket World Cup Tremendous League the place the visiting facet occupies fifth spot with 90 factors. Babar’s facet will probably be aiming to win all three matches to seize second place within the factors desk. Pakistan will tackle Netherlands within the first T20 match on Wednesday (August 16).
A few milestones are on the playing cards for Pakistan’s premier gamers. Primary ranked ODI participant Babar Azam wants yet one more century to turn out to be the one Pakistan captain to attain 10 tons in worldwide cricket. Wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan requires 18 extra runs to finish 1,000 ODI runs. Imam-ul-Haq, who trails his skipper Babar on second spot within the ICC batting rankings, will probably be trying to proceed his wealthy vein of kind after amassing seven fifty-plus scores on the trot in ODIs. He was declared participant of the sequence for scores of 65, 72 and 62 in Pakistan’s 3-0 win towards the West Indies at residence within the three-match ODI sequence in June 2022.
Pakistan will probably be with out the companies of world quantity three ODI bowler Shaheen Shah Afridi, who will not be out there for the primary two video games attributable to knee harm. The touring facet had their first coaching session in Schiedam cricket floor, however attributable to rain they had been compelled to conduct the second coaching session in indoors services in Rotterdam.
Reflecting on crew’s preparation forward of the sequence, Babar Azam mentioned: “It’s nice to be right here in Netherlands for the primary time. The climate and the hospitality is superb right here and we’re being sorted rather well.
“I do follow Netherlands cricket and I am impressed with their passion for the game. I am very hopeful that the series starting tomorrow will go a long way to promote the game in this region. We will not become complacent here and the players are ready to express themselves at the ground. In the absence of Shaheen Shah Afridi, this is an opportunity for youngsters to come forward and showcase their skills,” Babar mentioned.
Netherlands vs Pakistan, 1st ODI
Venue: Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam
Date & Time: August 16 at 230 PM IST
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NED vs PAK 1st T20 Dream11 Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Scott Edwards
Batters: Tom Cooper, Babar Azam, Imam ul Haq, Fakhar Zaman
All-rounders: Logan van Beek, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz
Bowlers: Haris Rauf, Shahnawaz Dahani, Aryan Dutt
Captain: Babar Azam
Vice-captain: Fakhar Zaman
NED vs PAK Predicted 11
Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Tom Cooper, Bas de Leede, Wesley Barresi, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Logan van Beek, Tim Pringle, Aryan Dutt, Shariz Ahmad, Vivian Kingma.
Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Mohammad Haris, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah.