AFG vs NED Live: Afghanistan cricket team will have to deal with the Netherlands cricket team in the first of the three-match ODI series. The ODI series opener will go all guns blazing at West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha.
Both teams must have sweated it out in the nets in the hope that they would deliver a strong performance in the first game. The wicket in Doha is a good one to bat on and apart from the batters, spinners will also have their say.
Moreover, the wicket will offer a great deal of assistance for the batters in the second innings. So, the team that wins the toss should look to field first and restrict the team to a decent total. The batters will find it much easier to chase down the target.
Comparing both teams’ form, Afghanistan players have showcased their capability as a team in the Twenty20 World Cup in the Gulf nation. They defeated the Scotland cricket team and the Namibia cricket team in the Super12 stage.
Although they lost to New Zealand, Pakistan and India respectively, Afghanistan players won hearts for their performances. They will look to start the ODI series on a positive note and will start as favourites.
On the other end of the spectrum, Netherlands’ form is not that good. They lost three out of their last four games so far. However, they will look to put their bad form behind and bring out the enhanced performance that can keep them in the fight for this game.
AFG vs NED Live: Afghanistan vs Netherlands Head to Head stats
AFG vs NED Live: The two teams met each other on six occasions. The Afghans won four times while the Netherlands managed to win the rest of the two games. Afghanistan clearly have an upper hand against the Netherlands in terms of the head to head record and will look to extend it by taking the first lead in the series.
Afghanistan international Najibullah-Zadran has experience in his resume. He has aggregated as many as 1615 runs in his 64 innings at a pretty good strike rate of 89.22.
Netherlands cricket team player Colin Ackermann has already showcased his mettle in all other formats of the game. He will be looking forward to proving himself once again, this time in his ODI debut.
Rashid Khan is one of the best all-round products in the world. He has played 70 ODIs wherein he took 140 wickets. Moreover, he can bolster the team with his extraordinary pinch-hitting abilities.
Netherlands international Fred Klaassen is a game-changer as he is capable of taking wickets at crucial intervals. The left-arm medium-fast bowler has picked up 16 wickets in 8 matches.
AFG vs NED Live: When and Where: Afghanistan vs Netherlands
AFG vs NED Live: Afghanistan cricket team will have to deal with the Netherlands cricket team in the first of the three-match ODI series. The ODI series opener will go all guns blazing at West End Park International Cricket Stadium, Doha on January 21, Friday (12:30 PM IST).
AFG vs NED Live: Live Streaming Details
The ODI series between Afghanistan and Netherlands is expected to have plenty of interesting things in store for the fans. So it’s better we don’t miss the live-action. If you want to catch live cricketing action, then go to the Fan code website and application in India.