NETHERLANDS VS NEPAL Match Prediction 7th Match 4th June 2024 – T20 World Cup 2024

The Netherlands and Nepal clash again just months after their recent tri-nation series. Nepal, often seen as underdogs, have reached the T20 World Cup finals for the first time since 2014. Meanwhile, the Netherlands have shown remarkable improvements and can no longer be underestimated. Both teams are in the challenging Group D alongside South Africa, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh.




Match Details:

  • Date: June 3
  • Venue: Grand Prairie Stadium, Dallas, Texas

Netherlands Preview

The Netherlands have had mixed results recently, with poor performances in the tri-nation series involving Ireland and Scotland but a strong 20-run win over Sri Lanka in a warm-up match. Despite setbacks, their form against Nepal has been solid, with comfortable wins back in March.

Key players to watch:

  • Sybrand Engelbrecht: Impressive performance in the tri-nation series with over 150 runs and 5+ wickets.
  • Michael Levitt and Max O’Dowd: Consistent run-scorers in recent matches. Levitt averages 43 in T20Is, while O’Dowd has over 1700 runs in 66 T20Is.
  • Logan van Beek and Paul van Meekeren: Key bowlers with significant T20I wickets, averaging 20.9 for van Meekeren.

Netherlands Predicted Playing XI: Max O’Dowd, Michael Levitt, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Logan van Beek, Wesley Barresi, Saqib Zulfiqar, Scott Edwards, Vikramjit Singh, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Paul van Meekeren

Nepal Preview

Nepal’s preparation for this tournament has been less than ideal, with a heavy defeat against Canada and a washed-out game against the USA. Their performance in the tri-nation series was also underwhelming, largely due to a weak batting line-up.

Key players to watch:

  • Dipenda Singh Airee: Known for his explosive batting, holding the record for the fastest T20 half-century in just nine balls.
  • Rohit Paudel: Consistent performer with a strike rate of 125 and an average of 29 in T20s. Scored well against the Netherlands in recent matches.

Nepal Predicted Playing XI: Kushal Bhurtel, Aasif Sheikh, Anil Sah, Kushal Malla, Rohit Paudel (c), Sundeep Jora, Gulsan Jha, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sagar Dhakal, Abinash Bohara

Weather Conditions and Pitch Report

The Grand Prairie Stadium is expected to offer balanced conditions, with some support for pace bowlers but little for spinners. However, with a 95% chance of thunderstorms, rain interruptions are likely. Historically, the average first innings score here is 161, dropping to 133 in the second innings.

Toss Prediction: Given the conditions, the team winning the toss might choose to bat first to set a challenging total.

Winning Prediction

Considering the current form and recent performances, the Netherlands are likely to have the upper hand in this match. Their progress and consistent results, particularly against Nepal, make them strong favorites.

Our prediction: Netherlands to win.

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