International cricket has all the attention on the ongoing ICC World Cup Qualifiers. On Thursday, Netherlands vs USA will be held at Takashinga Sports Club in Harare. Both teams are coming to play the Thursday fixture after witnessing a loss in their previous match and they both will be motivated to bounce back.
The Netherlands was involved in a high-scoring fixture in their previous game against Zimbabwe. It was a competitive game but the Netherlands witnessed a loss as their bowlers were unable to control the game. The cricket betting sites have World Cup qualifier odds on their platforms.
The United States of America witnessed a disappointing loss against Nepal in their previous fixture. The batters completely failed in front of Nepal’s bowling attack and the team was unable to showcase a constructive partnership.
It was a brilliant start given to the team by Vikramjit Singh and Max O’Dowd in the previous game. Vikramjit scored 88 runs in 111 balls at a strike rate of 79.28 and his innings included 9 fours. After the failure of Wesley Barresi, skipper Scott Edwards took the responsibility on his shoulders and scored 83 runs in 72 balls at a strike rate of 115.28. Unfortunately, the bowlers were unable to get rid of Zimbabwe's batters and even after scoring 315 runs, the Netherlands ended up losing the match.
The Netherlands is expected to use the same combination of players against the USA.
Predicted Lineup: Scott Edwards (c & wk), Max O’Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, Bas de Leede, Wesley Barresi, Teja Nidamanuru, Shariz Ahmad, Aryan Dutt, Logan van Beek, Saqib Zulfiqar, Clayton Floyd
It was a disappointing day for the USA against Nepal as they completely failed to dominate the match and the opposition’s bowling attack. After losing the toss, the USA got a chance to bat first but Steven Taylor and Saiteja Mukkamalla lost their wickets at an early stage. Sushant Modani tried to give stability to the team but even he failed at a score of 42 in 71 balls. However, it was Shayan Jahangir in the lower end who scored a century and took the score to 209 for the team. Unfortunately, the bowling department was not effective and they were unable to stop the Nepal batter from winning the match.
Skipper Aaron Jones won’t be making any changes in the squad and will hope to get positive results against the Netherlands.
Predicted Lineup: Aaron Jones (c), Gajanand Singh, Shayan Jahangir (wk), Steven Taylor, Sushant Modani, Saiteja Mukkamalla, Nisarg Patel, Jasdeep Singh, Nosthush Kenjige, Saurabh Netravalkar, Kyle Phillip
The Netherlands is a more powerful and experienced squad as compared to the USA. Their batters are in good form and we expect bowlers to do a good job against struggling USA batters. Overall, we predict a win for the Netherlands on Thursday against the USA.