Netherlands vs Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket

Pakistan pacer Naseem Shah won three wickets in his ODI debut in the final game.

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The second ODI between Pakistan and the Netherlands will take place on Thursday at the Hazelaarweg Stadium in Rotterdam. Pakistan won a thrilling duel between the sides on Tuesday to get the series off to an exciting start.

The Netherlands will cross swords with Pakistan in the second ODI on Thursday (18 August). The team led by Babar Azam won the first ODI with just 16 heats. The hosts put up a tough fight and almost managed an unlikely 315 comeback. Pakistan slipped slightly in the bowling department and they would like to show a dominating performance in the second ODI. Check Dream11 Top Fantasy Picks between NED vs. PAK 2nd ODI.
The visitors put on a commanding performance with racquet in hand, but struggled to show the same form with ball in hand. Skipper Azam was phenomenal as always and was well assisted by Fakhar Zaman. The southpaw hit 100 and allowed the team to go 300 plus. The bowling was a little shaky, only Naseem Shah managed to keep things calm.
Azam side hope to correct that mistake and put the brakes on the Dutch batters in the second ODI.

Team Preview

The Netherlands (NED) will face Pakistan (PAK) in the 2nd ODI game at Hazelaarweg in Rotterdam on Thursday. Pakistan won the first game and took a 1-0 lead in this three-game series on Tuesday. Pakistan started slowly after losing an in-form opener Imam-ul-Haq with just 10 runs on the scoreboard. But hitting stars Fakhar Zaman (109 runs with 109 balls) and Babar Azam (74 runs with 85 balls) dominated the game, with Shadab Khan notching an unbeaten 48 runs from just 28 balls to lead Pakistan to 314 runs while he was first struck. Experienced all-rounder Logan van Beek won two wickets for the hosts but conceded the highest 89 runs.
The Netherlands side lost Max O'Dowd and returning batsman Wesley Barresi early on, but Vikramjit Singh and Tom Cooper hit brilliant fifties to keep Netherlands hopes alive. Skipper Scott Edwards notched 71 runs unbeaten with just 60 balls, but his sidefall missed the target by just 16 runs. Pacer Haris Rauf and debutant Naseem Shah each got three wickets for Pakistan. Both sides are expected to field the same starting XI for this game with no new injury reported in the first game.

Pitch Report

The slope of the Hazelaarweg is a balanced surface. The team that wins the draw chooses to bat first. Meanwhile, the pacers have an advantage on this pitch in the first overs. The Spinners will certainly have an advantage in the middle overs. Overall, it's a shot-friendly field. Therefore, we will see a high score match between NED and PAK.

Weather Report

There will be a mix of overcast spells and sporadic sunshine in this game. Chance of a shower during the early part of the second inning.

Toss Prediction

Pakistan won the toss and chose to bat first in the first game of the series. Both teams like to write a total and it would be a surprise if either side, having won the pre-game draw, decided to go first on the field.

Probable Playing XIs

Netherlands

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

Pakistan

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

Top Picks for NED vs PAK Dream11 Match

Babar Azam The Pakistani top-ranked batter is currently showing no signs of stopping hitting big runs. He hit another 50, his 10th 50-plus result in the last 10 total games. Babar Azam also reached the milestone of 4500 runs in the last game and will be the perfect captain choice for this duel on Thursday.
Fakhar Zaman The veteran opening hitter hit 109 runs from 109 balls and unfortunately ran out in the final match. After an early dismissal of his partner Imam-ul-Haq, he formed a sensible 168-run partnership for the second wicket with Babar Azam. This was his first century in ODIs that year and he also completed 2500 runs in the ODI format.
Bas de Leede The 22-year-old batting all-rounder showed a surprisingly impressive performance in the last match. Pakistan managed to hit 314 runs, but de Leede conceded just 42 runs during his 10-over period, winning two big wickets from Mohammad Rizwan and Mohammad Nawaz.
Naseem Shah The young speedster had a memorable debut in the last game. Naseem won three wickets, including a big wicket from Max O'Dowd, while conceding just 51 runs in his 10-over spell. He has won wickets in all his last ten games and will be a safe bowling option for your Dream11 team.
Vikramkit Singh The 19-year-old left-hander got his highest score in the format on Tuesday. He needs to score quicker in this game after hitting 65 runs from 98 balls.
Scott Edwards The captain continued his very impressive form in ODI cricket with 71 balls from 60 in the first game. The 25-year-old has an average of 42.38.