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Bangladesh and Netherlands Eye Batting Revival in Kingstown

Bangladesh vs Netherlands Kingstown T20

Match details

  • Bangladesh vs Netherlands
  • June 13, Kingstown, 10:30am local

Big picture: Winner stays in touch with Super 8s

Bangladesh and the Netherlands will battle at the T20 World Cup’s newest venue in Kingstown, St Vincent. Both teams hope for improved batting conditions after struggling in New York. The Netherlands aim for their first victory over a Full Member side in this tournament.

Bangladesh faced a hectic schedule after their match against South Africa in New York, arriving in Kingstown early Tuesday after a delayed flight. The travel stress and a close defeat to South Africa have weighed on them. Bangladesh’s batting faltered in their last game, failing to capitalize on full-tosses in the final over. Their top order, including captain Najmul Hossain Shanto and Tanzid Hasan, has yet to deliver a significant partnership in this tournament. Litton Das showed promise against Sri Lanka but fell cheaply against South Africa. Towhid Hridoy and Mahmudullah have been the most consistent batters, while the bowling attack has kept them competitive.

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The Netherlands will face a tough challenge against Bangladesh’s bowlers, including Tanzim Hasan Sakib, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman, and Rishad Hossain. The Dutch bowling unit, featuring Logan van Beek, Bas de Leede, and Tim Pringle, has performed well, particularly in their win over Nepal and close match against South Africa.

Both teams have batting concerns. Max O’Dowd is the only Dutch batter with a half-century, while Michael Levitt, who was in form before the tournament, has struggled. This match could be a tense contest, with the outcome likely determined by which bowling attack prevails.

Form guide

  • Bangladesh: LWWLL (last five completed T20Is)
  • Netherlands: LWLLL

In the spotlight: Logan van Beek and Taskin Ahmed

Taskin Ahmed has excelled as Bangladesh’s attack leader, taking key wickets and maintaining an economy rate of 5.50 per over. Logan van Beek has been the Netherlands’ standout bowler, with five wickets and a memorable delivery to Reeza Hendricks. Both bowlers will be crucial in their teams’ quest for victory.

Team news: Bangladesh may tweak batting lineup

Bangladesh might consider changes to their top and lower middle order, with Soumya Sarkar and Mahedi Hasan among the options.

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