Match 5: Netherlands vs Italy | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming

In Match 5 of the ICC T20 World Cup Europe Divison 1 Qualifier, the Netherlands will face off against Italy at the Desert Springs Ground in Almeria. The match will take place on 8th September, 2023 at 2:00 PM, Indian Standard Time (IST).

Match 5: Netherlands vs Italy | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming
Match 5: Netherlands vs Italy | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live streaming


Netherlands: Heather Siegers (C), Isabel van der Woning, Robine Rijke, Eva Lynch, Iris Zwilling, Sterre Kalis, Babette de Leede, Caroline de Lange, Myrthe van den Raad, Hannah Landheer, Phebe Molkenboer, Merel Dekeling, Carlijn van Koolwijk, Mikkie Zwilling

Italy: Kumudu Peddrick (C), Emilia Bartram, Sharon Withanage, Methnara Rathnayake, Dilaisha Mahaguruge, Chathurika Fernando, Pasindi Kanankege, Sadalee Liyanage, Gayathri Mudiyanselage, Suddahazai Khan, Sonia Toffoletto, Nimesha Asuramanage, Serena Thamel, Dishani Samarawickrama

Players to watch out:

Phebe Molkenboer:

18 years old, Phebe Molkenboer is already making a mark on the cricket field. In 12 T20I matches, she has taken 11 wickets. She was spectacular in the match against Scotland, taking 3 wickets for 11 runs at an economy rate of 3.7. She will be expected to continue that performance in the game against Italy as well.

Sterre Kalis:

Sterre Kalis has been a great performer in the Netherlands side for a while now. In 29 matches she has scored 945 runs with a high score of 126. She was in great touch in the game against Scotland scoring 68 runs in 55 balls with 6 fours and 2 sixes in her innings. She will surely be a player to watch out for in the match.

Kumudu Peddrick:

Captain of Italy, Kumudu Peddrick will play an important role in the game. She performed well in the previous match, her economy rate was the lowest amongst the bowlers and she also hit 2 fours in her innings. Italy will hope for a good performance from her to register a win.

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Methnara Rathnayake:

Methnara Rathnayake was the highest run scorer in Italy’s previous match against Scotland. She scored 30 runs in 26 balls at a strike rate of 115.4. The team will hope for a good score from her to win the game against Scotland.


The pitch at the Desert Springs Ground is expected to favor bowlers with it being best suited for pacers.


The temperature is expected to be around 26 degree Celsius tomorrow with overcast clouds.

Fantasy playing XI:

Babette de Leede, Methnara Rathnayake, Sterre Kalis, Heather Siegers, Sharon Withanage, Phebe Molkenboer, Iris Zwilling, Hannah Landheer, Suddahazai Khan, Isabel van der Woning, Dilaisha Mahaguruge

Match details:

Date – 8th September, 2023

Time – 2:00 PM, IST

Venue – Desert Springs Ground, Almeria

Broadcast – The game will be live-streamed on the FanCode App and Website.

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