The Netherlands and Zimbabwe continue their Group B campaigns in the World Twenty20 on Wednesday, with both experiencing differing fortunes in their first matches.
Venue: Sylhet Stadium
Date: Wednesday, March 19
Start time: 9.30 a.m. GMT
Live on: Sky Sports (U.K.), Fox Sports (Australia), Super Sport (South Africa), BTV (Bangladesh), PTV Sports (Pakistan), Star India (India), SLBC (Sri Lanka), ESPN3 (USA)
Weather: According to Weather.com, Sylhet promises to be mostly sunny with temperatures reaching 34 degrees Celsius.
The Netherlands enjoyed a strong start to the World T20 with a six-wicket win over the United Arab Emirates on Monday.
Batting first, UAE made 151 all out from 19.5 overs at a healthy rate of 7.61 runs per over.
Swart fell for 26, but 24 from Wesley Barresi and an unbeaten 34 from Cooper helped take the Dutch home.
Myburgh led the way, however, with 55 from 36 balls to build his side a strong platform to take the win.
Things were different for Zimbabwe, who lost their first game against Ireland by three wickets from the last ball.
The Zimbabweans batted first and made 163-5 from their 20 overs, thanks in large part to 59 from captain Brendan Taylor.
However, the Irish prevailed off the last ball as they ran through for a bye, meaning they took a tense victory.
Tinashe Panyangara led Zimbabwe’s bowling effort with 4-37 from his four overs, an impressive achievement given his first over went for 18 runs.
This match will therefore be crucial for both sides, as they look to gain what could be an all-important victory in the race for the Super 10 stage.
Netherlands (from): Peter Borren (captain), Wesley Barresi, Logan van Beek, Mudassar Bukhari, Ben Cooper, Tim Gruijters, Timm van der Gugten, Tom Heggelman, Vivian Kingma, Ahsan Malik, Stephan Myburgh, Michael Rippon, Pieter Seelaar, Michael Swart, Eric Szwarczynski
Zimbabwe (from): Brendan Taylor (capt), Sikandar Raza, Tendai Chatara, Elton Chigumbura, Tafadzwa Kamungozi, Timycen Maruma, Hamilton Masakadza, Shingi Masakadza, Natsai M'shangwe, Tinashe Panyangara, Vusi Sibanda, Prosper Utseya, Brian Vitori, Malcolm Waller, Sean Williams
In the Netherlands’ first game against the United Arab Emirates, their run chase was led by opener Myburgh, who scored 55 from 36 balls.
He will be looking to build on that performance in what is sure to be a tougher test.
Zimbabwe failed to beat Ireland first time out, but the four wickets from Panyangara will give them plenty of hope.
He may have been a little on the expensive side, but the Zimbabweans will need his wicket-taking ability to help restrict their opponents with the bat.
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