NL vs BAN Match Preview

The Bangladesh campaign in the World Cup got off to a great start with a win in their first game. They would have hoped for more wins subsequently but they had to take four losses in a row and their dream of making it to the last four would have pretty much vanished. In their last game against South Africa, they lost the toss and took to the field. But the South African batters took this Bangla bowling attack to the cleaners. The South Africans raised a huge total of 382 runs from their 50 overs for the loss of just 5 wickets.

All the Bangladesh bowlers were taken for runs and they did not have any answers for this showing. While chasing this big score of 382 runs, they needed a minor miracle and they were not able to pull it off as expected. Bangladesh team was bowled out for 233 runs from 46.1 overs. There was one positive that came out of this debacle and it was Mahmudullah scoring a superb 111 from 111 balls. Some of the key players for Bangladesh going into this game are Mahmudullah, Mustafizur Rahman, Litton Das, and Shakib Al Hasan.

The dismal performance of the Netherlands did not surprise anyone. They were always going to be minnows in this World Cup. But they have also pleased many people with the way they played against South Africa. They were close to a victory in several matches. But in their last game, they were pretty much hammered by Australians. The Netherlands team lost the toss and was asked to field first. The Dutch had to face the Aussie steamroller in their efforts in the field. They were hammered all over the ground as the Aussies scored 399 runs from 50 overs.

Their bowling attack had no answer to the Aussie attack and they were pretty much batted out of the game in the first inning itself. Logan van Beek continued to impress though as he picked up 4 of the wickets to fall. But he gave away 74 runs in the process. The Netherlands batters had to go at the opposition with all cylinders firing. In the effort, they were bundled out for a score of 90 runs. The Netherlands lost the match by a margin of 308 runs. The Netherlands' batting completely crumbled under this massive pressure. Some of the players for the game against Bangladesh are Roelof van der Merwe, Max ODowd, Vikramjit Singh, and Logan van Beek.

Weather Report

The weather during this game is likely to be humid and there is no chance of getting showers in this game. The maximum temperature during the game is likely to be 33 degrees while the minimum temperature will be close to 23 degrees.

Pitch Report

This game between Bangladesh and the Netherlands will be hosted at the venue of Eden Gardens. This venue has a crowd seating capacity of 66,000 people. This stadium has a good batting strip and it is likely to hold for the entire duration of the game. This makes for highly entertaining games with a lot of runs being scored. But there might be some assistance to the spinners later on in the game. As usual, the team winning the toss might opt to field first here.

Notable stats

Mahmudullah has a terrific average in his recent games.

In his last 7 games for Bangladesh, Mahmudullah has scored 268 runs with an average of 67.

Bas de Leede has scored runs and taken wickets both in his recent games.

Bas de Leede has not only scored 333 runs but has also picked up 19 wickets from his past 9 games.

Team News

Shakib Al Hasan has left the team for a visit to his former coach in Bangladesh. But he is likely to get back to the team before the start of this match. There are no other injury updates available for this game.

NL vs BAN Probable 11

NL Playing 11

  • Vikramjit Singh
  • Max ODowd
  • Colin Ackermann
  • Bas de Leede
  • Teja Nidamanuru
  • Scott Edwards (C)
  • Sybrand Engelbrecht
  • Logan van Beek
  • Roelof van der Merwe
  • Aryan Dutt
  • Paul van Meekeren

BAN Playing 11

  • Tanzid Hasan
  • Litton Das
  • Najmul Hossain Shanto
  • Shakib Al Hasan (C)
  • Mehidy Hasan Miraz
  • Mushfiqur Rahim (Wk)
  • Mahmudullah
  • Nasum Ahmed
  • Mustafizur Rahman
  • Shoriful Islam
  • Hasan Mahmud
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

These two teams are struggling at the moment to move up the points table. They are hard-pressed to find a way of reaching the semi-final stage of the competition. All-in-all Bangladesh have a more experienced team and they are more in tune with the conditions here. So, we will bet with Bangladesh to win this game.

Top Picks

Bas de Leede: Bas de Leede has scored 333 runs from his last 9 appearances for the Netherlands with an average of 37 and has also picked up 19 wickets with a strike rate of 23.57.

Mahmudullah: Mahmudullah has been scoring runs consistently in recent games and with a decent strike rate. He has scored 268 runs in his last 7 matches.

Scott Edwards: Scott Edwards has scored 300 runs for the Netherlands with an average of 42.86 and a strike rate of 105.63.

Logan van Beek: Logan van Beek is one of the consistent bowlers for the Netherlands and has picked up 15 wickets from his last 9 appearances.

NL vs BAN Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: L Das , S Edwards

Batters: Mahmudullah, N Hossain Shanto

All-rounders: S Al Hasan, C Ackermann, B de Leede (C), M Hasan Miraz (VC)

Bowlers: P van Meekeran, L van Beekeran, S Islam

NL vs BAN Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction