Craig Ervine: “It was one of those tosses where we were split, whether to bowl or bat. I just thought that credit to the Netherlands for their powerplay bowling to put us under the pump. Raza and Williams did really well to get us back into the game but unfortunately, we couldn’t finish it off. With the ball, we didn’t find enough movement with the ball. Credit to the Netherlands for the win.”
Scott Edwards: “Awesome. We came here to win some games at the Super 12. Good to get the ball rolling after a rocking start. The bowlers were sensational, the top four got us pretty close to the total too. Max has been sensational for the past 4-5 years. He rocks up on big occasions.
Max O’Dowd is the POTM: “I was quite scrappy at the start. It was important to adapt to the wicket. Zimbabwe have some tall boys, so they have extra bounce. I took time to adapt but eventually adapted well to bat as long as I could.”
Pitch and weather: It was cold and windy in the build-up to the game in Adelaide, and it might still be cold on Wednesday with up to 2mm of rain also expected. However, the game is unlikely to be affected.
Zimbabwe vs Netherlands Highlights today. 34th Match, Group 2, Adelaide Oval, Wednesday 2-11-2022, ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022.
Toss: Zimbabwe win the toss, bat first.
Zimbabwe team: 1 Wesley Madhevere, 2 Craig Ervine (capt), 3 Milton Shumba, 4 Sean Williams, 5 Sikandar Raza, 6 Regis Chakabva (wk), 7 Ryan Burl, 8 Tendai Chatara, 9 Luke Jongwe, 10 Richard Ngarava, 11 Blessing Muzarabani
Netherlands team: 1 Bas de Leede, 2 Max O’Dowd, 3 Stephan Myburgh, 4 Tom Cooper, 5 Colin Ackermann, 6 Scott Edwards (capt, wk), 7 Roelof van der Merwe, 8 Brandon Glover, 9 Logan van Beek, 10 Fred Klaasen, 11 Paul van Meekeren
Head to Head In T20I’s: 4
Zimbabwe Won: 3
Netherlands Won: 1
Zimbabwe T20I Rankings: 11th
Netherlands T20I Rankings: 17th
ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 Points Table
(last five completed Tests, most recent first)
Match Timings: 04:00 AM GMT | 02:30 PM Local
Umpires – Adrian Holdstock, Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire – Chris Brown
Match Referee – David Boon
Reserve Umpire – Marais Erasmus
Match number – T20I no. 1859