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NED vs PAK, 3rd ODI – Fantasy Preview and Top Picks

Match: Netherlands vs Pakistan, (NED vs PAK, 3rd ODI)

Date: August 21, 2022 – 2:30 PM IST

Venue: Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam, Netherlands

The visitors Pakistan made light work of the Netherlands to seal the series with a 2-0 lead. The two teams will meet in the third and final ODI of the series at Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam on Sunday, August 21.

After a closely contested first game, the second ODI turned out to be a straightforward affair for Pakistan. Bowling first, the pace duo of Naseem Shah and Haris Rauf removed the Netherlands top three inside the first four overs. Tom Cooper and Bas de Leede then steadied the innings with a fourth-wicket partnership of 109 runs.

Mohammad Nawaz broke the stand with a rather soft dismissal with Cooper chipping it back to the bowler for a well-made 66 off 74. The wickets started tumbling from the other end with de Leede fighting at the other. Bas de Leede was the last man to be dismissed, scoring 89 off 120. Nawaz claimed 3 for 42 in 10 overs while Haris Rauf snared 3 for 16 in 7.1 overs as they rolled over the hosts for 186.

Chasing the target, Pakistan were rocked early with Vivian Kingma removing both the openers in his first two overs. Babar Azam and Mohammad Rizwan then stitched together a watchful 88-run partnership for the third wicket. Azam was dismissed for 57 while Rizwan remained unbeaten on 69. Agha Salman provided a finishing touch with 50* off 35 as they completed the chase in 33.4 overs.

Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for NED vs PAK, 3rd ODI

Hazelaarweg in Rotterdam has hosted 14 ODIs with the average first innings score of 194. Seamers usually find enough assistance at this venue as the first two games showed. Nine out of 14 matches have been won by the team batting second.

The weather at Rotterdam on Sunday is expected to be partly sunny with chances of showers in the morning. The temperature will hover around 21°C.

Netherlands – Expected XI and Team News

Netherlands have played with the same XI in both the games and could continue to do so. They have four specialist bowling options in Tim Pringle, Vivian Kingma, Logan van Beek and Aryan Dutt, with Bas de Leede and Tom Cooper as all-rounders.

Probable XI – Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Wesley Barresi, Bas de Leede, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (c/wk), Teja Nidamanuru, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Tim Pringle, Vivian Kingma

Pakistan – Expected XI and Team News

Pakistan too have gone in with the same playing XI in both the ODIs, with Shaheen Afridi rested. The top order consists of usual big names with Agha Salman and Khushdil Shah in the middle order. Mohammad Wasim Jr and Naseem Shah have been given opportunities in the pace attack.

Probable XI – Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (c), Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Agha Salman, Khushdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim Jr, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah

Head to head record of NED vs PAK

Total Encounters – 5

Netherlands Won – 0

Pakistan Won – 5

3rd ODI: Five players to watch out for in the NED vs PAK match

Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:

Babar Azam: Batter, Pakistan

One of the best players in the world, Babar Azam is remarkably consistent in the ODI format. He has amassed 4573 runs from 91 matches at an average of nearly 60 while striking at 90. He has hit 17 hundreds and 21 fifties in the format. Babar has scored three fifties and a hundred in the last five ODIs.

Fakhar Zaman: Batter, Pakistan

Fakhar Zaman scored a fantastic hundred in the first game of the series. The left hand batter has an excellent record for Pakistan in the format, scoring 2602 runs in 61 matches at an average of 46 while striking at 94. He has smashed seven hundreds and 14 fifties at this level.

Bas de Leede: All-rounder, Netherlands

Bas de Leede is one the key players for the Netherlands, offering value with both bat and ball. He’s coming off a career-best knock of 89 runs in the second ODI. The right arm seamer had picked 2 for 42 in the first game. He’s in superb form, scoring three fifties and claiming two two-fors in the last five games across formats.

Tom Cooper: Batter, Netherlands

Tom Cooper is coming off back to back fifties, scoring 65 in the first ODI and following it up with 66 in the second. The veteran batter has done well in the fifty-over format, having scored 1180 runs in 28 matches at an average of 47. Cooper has registered one hundred and 10 fifties in ODI cricket. 

Haris Rauf: Bowler, Pakistan

Haris Rauf has been a prolific wicket-taker in the fifty-over format in recent times. He has played 15 ODIs and has snared 29 wickets at a strike rate of 26.2. The right arm fast bowler has two four-wicket hauls in his short career. Rauf has been good in the first two games of the series, bagging 3/67 and 3/17.

MPL Fantasy XI

Where and what time to watch the match live in India

For those in India, you can catch all the live action between Pakistan and Netherlands on the online streaming platform FanCode. Watch the third ODI on FanCode application at 2:30 PM IST on Sunday.

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.

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