ZIM vs NL Match Prediction & Betting Tips - Mar 23, 2023

ZIM vs NL Match Prediction - Mar 23, 2023

Tournament: Netherlands tour of Zimbabwe, 2023.

Date: March 23, 2023.

Format: One day

Venue: Harare Sports Club, Harare, Zimbabwe.

Time: 07:30<br />  <br /> The Netherlands team pulled off a bit of a surprise in the first one-day international as they beat the more fancied Zimbabwean team. This game is played as a part of one-day international series going on at the moment between the Zim and the Netherlands. It was the first game of the series. The Netherlands won this game played at the Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe by a margin of 3 wickets with one ball to spare.  

ZIM vs NL Team Previews


Batting first Zimbabwe scored 249 runs from their allotted 50 overs. The entire Zimbabwe side was bowled out in 47.3 overs. Zimbabwe did not get off to a good start to their inning. They had lost 7 wickets before even a hundred runs were put on the board. But some later-order heroics by players such as Clive Madande, Wellington Masakadza, and Richard Ngarava ensured that the team reached a good total of 249 runs in the end. Madande is a wicketkeeper batsman for Zimbabwe. He scored 74 runs from 98 balls with 6 fours to steady the ship for Zim in the lower middle order.

Madande was well supported in the lower order by players such as Wellington Masakadza who scored 34 runs from 50 balls with 3 fours. The Zimbabwe innings was provided some much-needed impetus during the end of the inning by Richard Ngarava. Ngarava scored 35 runs from 27 balls with 3 fours and 2 sixes. Richard Ngarava also bowled well during the Netherlands inning and picked up a couple of wickets early to set up the defense of the score set by Zimbabwe. 

Another bowler who was the pick of the bowlers for Zimbabwe during the Netherlands innings was Wellington Masakatza. He picked up 3 wickets for 36 runs from his quota of 10 overs. Ngarava bowled his 10 overs for 44 runs while picking up his 2 victims right at the start of the innings. The only other wicket that fell to a bowler was picked up by Brad Evans. Evans bowled 5.5 overs for 30 runs picking up this wicket. The all-around performance from Richard Ngarava and Wellington Masakadza was not enough to clinch a win for Zimbabwe in this game. 

Zimbabwe Playing 11

Craig Ervine, Wesley Madhevere, Garry Ballance, Sean Williams, Sikandar Raza, Ryan Burl, Clive Madande, Wellington Masakadza, Brad Evans, Tendai Chatara, Blessing Muzarabani.


The Netherlands team pulled off a minor miracle in their first game of the series winning the match after a gap of 2 years and 15 matches. They beat a better side in this game while playing in away conditions. Fred Klaassen was the pick of the bowlers for the Netherlands. He opened the bowling attack and collected 3 wickets for 41 runs from his 9.3 overs. He was the bowler that was responsible for the early damage to the Zimbabwe innings. Along with Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren also picked up 2 wickets for 50 runs from 9 overs.

Almost all the bowlers used by the Netherlands during the Zimbabwe innings were among the wickets. Brandon Grover, Vikramjit Singh, and Shariz Ahmed all picked up a wicket apiece to reduce Zim to 98 for 7. It was thanks mainly to a late order charge by Clive Madande that Zimbabwe managed to reach a respectable total of 249 runs although they were bowled out in the process. The Netherlands team did not get off to a great start either as they quickly went down to 5 for 64 in 20.3 overs. Some early wickets were exactly what the doctor ordered for Zimbabwe.

The first bit of resistance to the Zimbabwe bowlers came from Colin Ackermann. He scored fifty from 72 balls with 4 fours to stem the flow of wickets to an extent. However, the real star of the Netherlands innings was Teja Nidamanuru who hit 110 runs from 96 balls with 9 fours and 3 sixes to guide the Netherlands team to an unlikely win in 49.5 overs. It was a closely fought affair till the end. Nidamanuru was well-supported in his efforts by the lower-order batters such as Shariz Ahmad and Paul van Meekeren who scored 30 and 21 runs respectively.  

Netherlands Playing 11

Vikramjit Singh, Max O Dowd, Tom Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Musa Ahmad, Scott Edwards, Anil Nidamanuru, Shariz Ahmad, Paul Van Meekeren, Fred Klaassen, Ryan Klein.

ZIM vs NL Toss Prediction

There have been as many as 146 one-day international games played at the Harare Sports Club venue in Harare over the years. The teams batting second have won more matches here. Looking at this stat and the result of the first game that went in favor of the side batting second, we expect the team to win the toss to field first on this track.

Read our guide on toss predictions to learn how we analyze and come up with our tips.

Pitch and Conditions

The team batting first has won 69 of the 146 one-day international games played at this venue. The team batting second has won 76 matches. The average first innings total scored on this ground in 234 runs. The highest score set by a team in a one-day game is 350 for 6 by Australia while the lowest total was set by Zimbabwe who scored 35 runs all out. The pitch is likely to be a good one for batting and a score of 275 runs should be considered to be a safe one on this track.

We are expecting partially cloudy conditions during the game. The temperatures during the match will hover close to 22 degrees due to the overcast conditions. The fast bowlers did a good job in the earlier game picking up crucial wickets. They might benefit again due to the overcast conditions. The relative humidity will vary between 50% and 75% during the game.  

ZIM vs NL Betting Tips

Although the Netherlands team surprised one and all by pulling off a win in the first game of the series, they have a lot against them in this second game. Man-to-man Zimbabwe is a better side and has more experienced players in it. They are also playing at home and are more likely to be aware of the conditions. So, we will bet with Zimbabwe to win this game and level the series.

Bonus Cricket Bets

  1. Betway


    Colin Ackermann to score more than 24 runs in the match for the Netherlands.



Colin Ackermann looked good in the first match and scored fifty in the game. You can bet on him to score more than 24 runs in the match.

  1. 10CRIC


    Gary Ballance to emerge as the leading bowler for Zimbabwe.



Gary Ballance has been the mainstay of the Zimbabwean bowling attack in recent games. The conditions suit his kind of bowling and you can expect him to become the most successful bowler in the game.

  1. Rajabets


    Zimbabwe to score more than 3 runs in the first over of the innings.



Zimbabwean openers did not do too well in the first game. You can expect them to start well in this match to score more than 3 runs in the first over of their innings.

Today Match Prediction

Zimbabwe To Win the Match, 1.49

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Who will win ZIM vs NL

Zimbabwe 65.07% (149)
Netherlands 34.93% (80)
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