2nd T20I: Netherlands vs Italy | Squads | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI | Live Streaming | Pitch Report

The Sportpark Harga, Schiedam, will host the 2nd Twenty20 International of Italy’s 4-match series against hosts Netherlands on the 29th of May, 2024, at 2:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST). The 3rd T20I is scheduled for the same day and at the same venue, at 6:30 PM IST.

2nd T20I: Netherlands vs Italy
2nd T20I: Netherlands vs Italy

Squads:

Netherlands – Annemijn Thomson, Carlijn van Koolwijk, Myrthe van den Raad, Robine Rijke, Sanya Khurana, Sterre Laurien Kalis, Frederique Overdijk, Iris Zwilling, Madison Landsman, Phebe Molkenboer, Robin Schmidt, Babette de Leede (C, WK), Fenna Vermeire (WK), Caroline de Lange, Eva Lynch, Hannah Landheer, Merel Dekeling, Mikkie Zwilling, Silver Siegers

Italy – Daluwatta Patabendige Himanshi Akarsha, Sadalee Malwatta, Chathurika Mahamalage, Dilaisha Nanayakkara, Emilia Bartram (C), Kumudu Peddrick, Regina Khan, Jayamannage Ishara Upeka (WK), Methnara Rathnayake (WK), Anusha Landage, Ilenia Sims, Nimesha Asuramanage, Sewmini Kanankege, Teshani Araliya

Players to watch out:

Babette de Leede

The 24-year-old keeper-batter, from 50 T20I innings, has amassed 645 runs at an average of 16.53, with a highest score of 62*. Babette has been in decent form of late, registering scores of 18, 6, 37, and 20 in her recent few T20Is as early as last month. It is expected that the seasoned batter will convert her starts, leading the scoring.

Iris Zwilling

The 22-year-old all-rounder in T20Is, from 40 innings, has added 470 runs to the tally and from 50 outings has picked up 52 wickets, with bests being 56 and 3/11. In her recent campaign, while Iris didn’t score many runs, she was a standout with the ball, returning figures of 1/12, 0/34, 1/19, and 2/13. She can be relied upon to deliver the goods.

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Chathurika Mahamalage

The 37-year-old all-rounder in T20Is has accumulated 355 runs from 18 innings, while also taking 17 wickets from 20 outings, registering bests of 53* and 2/5. Chathurika’s most recent T20I outing dates back to September ’23, when she showed good all-round form in a regional competition, and will be counted on to replicate that success.

Dilaisha Nanayakkara

The 27-year-old off-spinner, maintaining an economy rate of 5.66, has bagged 15 wickets from 20 innings and, from 22 outings with the bat, has chipped in scoring 142 runs. Dilaisha didn’t have the best of outings when she last took the field in September ’23, but should be backed to find her footing early in this tournament, delivering all-round performances.

Pitch:

The center wicket at Sportpark Harga heavily favors the pacers, creating ideal conditions for bowling, as evident from the average score in the 90s. However, batters with good tactical skills and shot selection can still score runs effectively.

Weather:

Shower spells are forecasted in the lead-up to the game, but the skies clear in time for the game. The temperature is expected to hover around 16°C, with moderate winds and a humidity of 80%.

Fantasy playing XI:

Methnara Rathnayake, Babette de Leede, Sterre Laurien Kalis, Robine Rijke, Iris Zwilling, Chathurika Mahamalage, Emilia Bartram, Kumudu Peddrick, Eva Lynch, Silver Siegers, Caroline de Lange

Match details:

Date – May 29, 2024

Time – 2:30 PM IST

Venue – Sportpark Harga, Schiedam

Broadcast – Access live scores on the FanCode app and website.

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