Match no. 3 of the ongoing Netherlands Women’s Twenty20 International (T20I) Tri-Series will feature a contest between hosts Netherlands and Scotland. The game is scheduled to get underway at 5:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST), on the 12th of July, 2023, at Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd, Utrecht.
In the Tri-Series, both Scotland and the Netherlands faced Thailand in their respective opening matches. While Scotland lost their opener, the Netherlands began their campaign with a commanding 6-wicket victory, setting the tone for a promising tournament on home soil.
Netherlands – Heather Siegers (C), Caroline de Lange, Babette de Leede (WK), Sterre Kalis, Hannah Landheer, Eva Lynch, Phebe Molkenboer, Frederique Overdijk, Robine Rijke, Annemijn Thomson, Isabel van der Woning, Robyn van Oosterom, Jolien van Vliet (WK), Iris Zwilling, Mikkie Zwilling
Scotland – Kathryn Bryce (C), Sarah Bryce (VC, WK), Chloe Abel, Darcey Carter, Priyanaz Chatterji, Samantha Haggo, Lorna Jack, Ailsa Lister (WK), Abtaha Maqsood, Megan McColl, Hannah Rainey, Nayma Sheikh, Rachel Slater, Emma Walsingham, Ellen Watson
Players to watch out:
The 26-year-old all-rounder has scored 403 runs in 34 T20Is and bagged a couple of wickets in 3 outings. Robine showcased good form in the series opener, recording figures of 2/22 with the ball. However, she had a modest outing with the bat, departing early after scoring just 7 runs.
The 21-year-old pacer has struck 32 wickets in as many T20Is, maintaining an economy rate of 5.53. She has also been handy with the bat, contributing 145 runs off 122 innings. Iris kicked off her campaign on the right foot with figures of 2/13 (4), continuing from where she left off during the ODIs against the Netherlands.
The 19-year-old keeper-batter has accumulated 199 runs in 15 T20I outings, including her highest score of 60. Ailsa has often shown promise with several starts, and in the opener, it was no different as she departed after scoring 21 runs.
The 24-year-old leg-spinner has struck 36 wickets in 33 T20Is, delivering her spells with an economy rate of 5.36. Leading up to the series, Abtaha featured for the Sunrisers in the Charlotte Edwards Cup, and in the Tri-Series opener, she struck a wicket in the lone over she sent down.
The 22-yard strip at the Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd, Utrecht, pleases the bowlers, particularly the pacers, and the average score of 95 highlights the challenge for batting. However, to excel in scoring on this wicket, batters will need to display a blend of maturity and take calculated risks.
The conditions at Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd, Utrecht, are forecasted to be bright and pleasant for cricket, despite heavy rain during the early morning hours. The temperature is expected to hover around 22°C with light winds and a humidity level of 83%.
Fantasy playing XI:
Babette de Leede, Ailsa Lister, Heather Siegers, Priyanaz Chatterji, Frederique Overdijk, Robine Rijke, Eva Lynch, Abtaha Maqsood, Iris Zwilling, Rachel Slater, Caroline de Lange
Date – July 12, 2023
Time – 5:30 PM IST
Venue – Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd, Utrecht
Broadcast – All games of the series will be live-streamed on the FanCode app and website.