Netherlands vs Bangladesh 2nd T20 Preview – 26 July

Both the Netherlands and Bangladesh teams will have to backup only a day after playing the 1st T20 of the series. Bangladesh continue their successful voyage through Europe as they easily beat the Netherlands in the 1st T20. Netherlands have quite a good team and will be looking to come back better and harder on Thursday to tie the series up. If Netherlands are to win the 2nd T20 they will have to bat much better as they were simply outplayed by Bangladesh when they were batting.

Match Information :

26 July, The Hague
Starting Time: 1600 Local Time (1400 GMT Time)

How the Teams Stand:

Bangladesh sealed a win in the 1st T20 with 2 overs remaining and will be looking to gain more confidence with a win in the 2nd T20 but it surely won’t be as easy as it was in the 1st match where they chased a modest score of 145. The Netherlands’s problem in the 1st T20 was a poor contribution from their top order who are usually quite consistent. Another problem was, that when players made contributions they were only starts and no one was capable of making a big score like Tamim Iqbal managed to do in the 1st T20. Bangladesh will be more than pleased after a great batting display and really gives them a lot of promise at the upcoming T20 World Cup.

Key Contest:

Pieter Seelar vs Mushfiqur Rahim

Pieter Seelar had quite a poor game by his standards in the first of two T20 matches against Bangladesh. Seelar’s figures were 3 overs conceding 33 runs with no wickets which let his team down. He is usually a nifty orthodox bowler who often concedes very few runs and will be looking to display that in the 2nd T20 against a good opponent. Mushfiqur has really stood up since taking over the captaincy and even though his performances aren’t showing that he will be glad to have made a good contribution of 37 runs off 24 balls in the 1st T20 against the Netherlands.

Team News:

Netherlands shouldn’t make any changes to the side that lost in the 1st T20.

Bangaldesh may roate a few players in and out from the XI that beat the Netherlands on Wednesday. Mohammed Ashraful had a decent contribution in all matches before being rotated out for the Netherlands match and could possibly find his way back into the XI. Jahurul Islam and Shaiful Islam are yet to play a official match in the tour of Europe and may be given a game.


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