The Netherlands and Oman are going to face off against each other in Match 5 of the Super Six round of the ongoing ICC ODI Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023. The match between these two nations will be played on Monday, July 3, 2023, at 12:30 p.m. IST at the Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe. The match is going to be very crucial from the perspective of the Netherlands, as a win will increase their hopes of going to India later this year.
Oman is virtually knocked out of the race now to reach the World Cup in October or November after their recent loss to Zimbabwe. They currently have zero points in the Super Six stage after three matches. Oman might not qualify for the main event, but they will go out of this tournament with their heads held high and their incredible performance.
They now have nothing to lose and can prove to be a party spoiler for other teams, just like they almost did for Zimbabwe. The Netherlands, although the favourites to win this match, would not want to get complacent and take Oman lightly in this exciting encounter. Below are the match predictions and probable lineups for the upcoming match between the Netherlands and Oman in Harare.
This will be the Netherlands’ second match in the Super Six round. In their last league match, they beat a formidable West Indian side, and that too with only 50% of their strength as half of their first-choice players were missing in action. There is no update on their injuries yet, and we feel that the team management would not like to change a winning combination. They are likely to go in with the same playing eleven, with a lot of responsibility on the shoulders of Logan van Beek.
They are likely to go in with the same playing eleven, with a lot of responsibility on the shoulders of Logan van Beek.
Predicted Lineup: Max O. Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, Wesley Barresi, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards (c, wk), Saqib Zulfiqar, Logan van Beek, Clayton Floyd, Aryan Dutt, and Vivian Kingma
Fayyaz Butt’s spell, Aquib Liyas’s and Ayaan Khan’s fighting spirit, and Prajapti Kashyap’s scintillating century were the positives for Oman in their last match against Zimbabwe. Their team looked good and delivered an excellent performance under pressure, even though they lost the match. Kaleemullah was brought into the team in the last match and played brilliantly. We don’t think there are going to be any changes in their lineup for this match.
Kaleemullah was brought into the team in the last match and played brilliantly. We don’t think there are going to be any changes in their lineup for this match.
Predicted Lineup: Kashyap Prajapati, Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood (c), Mohammad Nadeem, Shoaib Khan, Ayaan Khan, Naseem Khushi (wk), Kaleemullah, Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan
Oman gave a really tough fight to an in-form Zimbabwe team and pushed them to their limits. They defied all the odds in that match and showed the result of fighting hard as they took the match really deep. On the other hand, there is the Netherlands, and we don’t think there is any other team than the Netherlands in this tournament that has shown us what fighting hard results in. The match will be closely fought, we feel, but it is expected that the Netherlands will officially put a full stop to Oman’s incredible campaign in this tournament. Although it is cricket and strange things happen in this sport day and night,