AFG vs NED Dream11 Prediction: Afghanistan will take on The Netherlands (AFG vs NED) in a three-match ODI series, and the first ODI will be played on 21st January 2022. All the matches of the series will be played at the West End Park International Cricket Stadium in Doha.
The hosts for this series, Afghanistan would like to dominate the visitors. They last played in T20 World Cup 2021 where they exited in the Super 12 stage. With conditions in their favour and The Netherlands under pressure, Afghanistan wouldn’t find a better opportunity than this one. All eyes will also be on Rashid Khan who is going to get a whopping INR 15 crores salary in the upcoming season of IPL.
Probable playing XI: Usman Ghani, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Hashmatullah Shahidi (C), Najibullah Zadran, Rahmat Shah, Gulbadin Naib, Sharafuddin Ashraf, Qais Ahmed, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb UR Rahman, Azmatullah Omarzai.
The orangy army will be under pressure with favourable conditions for Afghan spinners. Also, Afghanistan has been playing along with big teams for the last few years, whereas the Netherlands are still struggling in getting games against the top Nations. However, they can see it as an opportunity to prove themselves as one of thr strong cricketing nations.
Probable Playing XI: Bas De Leede, Musa Ahmed, Colin Ackermann, Pieter Seelaar (C), Scott Edwards, Boris Gorlee, Clayton Floyd, Fred Klassen, Vivian Kingma, Brandon Glover, Ryan Klein
Table of Contents
Match: Afghanistan vs Netherlands, 1st ODI
Venue: West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha
Date: 21st January 2022, 12:30 PM IST
The pitch is expected to assist the spinners. Also considering the day game and heat of Doha, thr pitch should get slower in the second innings. Teams will look to bat first.
AFG vs NED Injury Updates
No injury updates from any of the two sides.
AFG vs NED Dream11 Key players
Rashid Khan: It is not possible to speak about Afghanistan and talk about Rashid Khan. The superstar spinner will take the field and his 10 overs will be counted as a game changer. Rashid can earn quick Fantasy points as he is a wicket-taking player. In the 74 games that he has played, he has already taken 140 wickets.
Najibullah Zadran: Najibullah Zadran has played 70 matches and scored 1615 runs at an average of close to 30 in ODI cricket. He has been a reliable batsman for Afghanistan and they will again count on him to score a big inning in the first ODI.
Mujeeb UR Rahman: Mujeeb is another fancy spinner from Afghanistan’s lineup. He has been in tremendous touch lately and will come after a fairly decent season at BBL 2021-22. As the dry pitch will assist the spinners, Mujeeb can spin the web around the Netherlands. He has picked up 70 wickets at an average of 22.04 so far in ODIs.
Pieter Seelaar: The skipper of the Netherlands, Seelaar has will be a key player for them in the first game. His left arm Orthodox will be crucial along with some handy batting. If Seelaar can create trouble for Afghanistan’s vulnerable batting, the Netherlands can expect a solid performance. The southpaw has picked up 54 wickets in his ODI career and has taken his wickets at an average of 30.46.
Fred Klaassen: Termed as a batting all-rounder, Klaassen wicket-taking king bowler. Though he has played on 8 games so far, his left-arm seam with 16 wickets is evidence of him being a partnership breaker.
Scott Edwards: The young wicket-keeper Edwards holds an important position for the Netherlands in this game. With pitch expected to assist spinners, the stumper’s role will also be important. His handy batting can also earn Fantasy points in this game. Till now he has 155 runs in the 10 games he has featured in.
AFG vs NED Dream11 Grand League Captain & Vice-Captain
- Fred Klaassen
- Mujeeb Ur Rahman
AFG vs NED Dream11 Small League Captain & Vice-Captain
- Rashid Khan
- Najibullah Zadran
- Pieter Seelaar
AFG vs NED Dream11 Match Prediction
Afghanistan will start the game as clear favourites. Their spinners are their greatest strength and the conditions will only glorify their presence. The Netherlands would hope their players to rise above the occasion and pull off an upset.
AFG vs NED Grand League Tips
The team batting first’s batters can be made captains as that is the best time to bat in these conditions.
Afghanistan’s spinners and Netherlands’ top order can be picked in the squad as the game entirely depends on this matchup.
Selecting both the Wicket keepers and pitch will assist slow bowlers and hence keepers can get points through stumpings and catches.
Rashish as captain and Mujeeb as vice-captain could be tried in grand leagues.
Naib could be selected as captain if Afghanistan bowls first.
AFG vs NED Dream11 Team
Wicket Keeper- R Gurbaz, S Edwards
Batsmen- Najibullah Zadran, R Shah, Z Ackermann
All-rounders- P Seelaar, G Naib, S Ashraf
Bowlers- R Khan, M Rahman, F KlaassenTips4FantasySports-Telegram
Feature Image Credit: Twitter
Disclaimer: All our picks are based on an in-depth analysis of the stats between two playing teams. Please use these stats/teams as a reference for preparing your own teams.