West Indies vs Netherlands, Match 18, CWC Qualifiers 2023, Dream 11 Prediction, Pitch Report, Probable XI and Fantasy Predictions

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WI vs NED Match 18 Details

Match 18 Details

The ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023 is underway and the group stages are about to end and the SuperSixes will be commenced in the next three days. Match 18 is going to be played between the West Indies and the Netherlands of Group A at Takashinga Sports Club in Harare on June 26. Both teams have already qualified for the next round of Super Sixes. West Indies got a shocking defeat against Zimbabwe while Scotland made it three out of three wins after defeating Ireland. 

Pitch Report

Pitch Report

The overcast conditions are there and it might be good to bowl first here because it will assist the pacers early on. Batting looks easier in the second innings and the pitch will get better in the second innings. A 300+ score is still expected from the team batting first.

West Indies vs Netherlands Match 18 Preview

WI vs NED Match 18 Preview

Team West Indies

The Islanders started off extremely well with consecutive wins but then handed a defeat by the hands of host Zimbabwe. They have slipped to 3rd position below the Netherlands but still, they want to finish well as the two points and the NRR will carry forward in the next round. The Sikandar Raza storm hurt the West Indies and they would be gutted that they couldn’t chase the target. 

Shai Hope led the team and it improved very well. They began the campaign with a win over the USA but their comfortable win came against Nepal in the second match. In the 3rd match, Zimbabwe stunned everyone including West Indies. They won it by 35 runs and this was a huge upset for the Caribbean side. Bowling first, West Indies restricted the hosts to 268 runs, a below-par score. Keemo Paul picked up 3 wickets while Alzari Joseph and Akeal Hossein took each a couple of wickets. In response to that total, Kyle Mayers notched up a fine fifty but couldn’t bat longer. Nicholas Pooran and Roston Chase chipped in with some runs but that wasn’t enough. They were bowled out on 233 and lost the match by 35 runs. Sikandar Raza shined again both with bat and ball. West Indies messed up with their batting and dropped some catches too. They have to be at their best because the points and the NRR is going to be very crucial in the next round.

Team Netherlands

The Dutch are growing in confidence as the tournament is progressing. A win today will confirm their spot in the next Super Sixes round. Scott Edwards led the team very well. They faced a defeat in the opening match against the host Zimbabwe but came back strongly in the next two by winning both two matches. They are full member side and therefore cannot allow themselves to slip further. The strong batting lineup of Brandon King, Johnson Charles and Kyle Mayers is at the top. The middle order is boasted by Shai Hope, Roston Chase and in-form Pooran. The bowling is further strengthened by Akeal Hossein. Keemo Paul is having a dream run so far since he is enjoying his bowling.

In the last match against Nepal, they were bowled out by the Netherlands on a mere 168. Logan van Beek picked up a 4-fer while Bas de Leede and Vikramjit Singh picked up a couple of wickets. The chase began and Max O’Dowd played a magnificent 90-run knock to take them home quite easily. They won by 7 wickets. The Netherlands would want to continue their winning streak and put in their best to beat the West Indies side. 

WI vs NED Head-to-Head Records

Head-to-Head Records

Both teams have faced each other five times in ODIs. West Indies has a 100% record against the Dutch side. Out of 5 matches that they played, West Indies won all five matches.

Matches PlayedWI wonNED wonTieNo result

WI vs NED Key Players To Watch

We are taking the stats of the current tournament 2023.

Key Players To Watch

Team West Indies

PlayerMatchesRunsBat. Avg.Strike RateWicketsBowl. Economy
S Hope32167294.7
N Pooran319264121.5
R Chase39949.591.6
A Joseph365.1
K Paul355.6
J Holder344.1

Team Netherlands

PlayerMatchesRunsBat. Avg.Strike RateWicketsBowl. Economy
S Edwards3150150113.6
Max O’Dowd317558.3102.9
V Singh31264276.3
L van Beek354.5
B de Leede354.9

WI vs NED Squads

See the list of squads for West Indies vs Netherlands:


Team West Indies

Shai Hope(c & wk), Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran, Roston Chase, Rovman Powell, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein, Romario Shepherd, Keacy Carty, Yannic Cariah

Team Netherlands

Max ODowd, Vikramjit Singh, Wesley Barresi, Scott Edwards(w/c), Teja Nidamanuru, Bas de Leede, Shariz Ahmad, Aryan Dutt, Logan van Beek, Vivian Kingma, Saqib Zulfiqar, Clayton Floyd, Ryan Klein, Michael Levitt, Noah Croes

West Indies vs Netherlands Match 18 Fantasy Predictions

WI vs NED Match 18 Fantasy Predictions

Team West Indies

  • N Pooran might have another good outing. He has already scored a hundred and is in red-hot form.
  • Captain Shai Hope is also the leading run-scorer of his team. He might have another good score under his belt. 
  • Brandon King at the top order is yet to fire but his capability to time the ball is quite good. He might get some runs this time.
  • Roston Chase is doing fantastic with the ball. Being an all-rounder, he can also score some runs in the middle order. He is a must-pick option.
  • Akeal Hosein is very economical with the bowl. He could be handy in the middle overs and the Netherlands have some right-handers so expect him to pick some wickets.

Team Netherlands

  • Max O’Dowd and Vikramjit Singh are looking in good touch at the top order. The best partnerships come from them and therefore these should get some starts.
  • Teja Nidamanaru is an underrated player and he can score runs since he is in some form this year. Expect him to deliver in this crucial game.
  • Bas de Leede is a good all-rounder for this team. He bats well in the middle order and also contributes with the ball. He is a good pick in the all-rounder section.
  • Logan van Beek is yet to display his best bowling but he has the ability to take wickets in bulk. Besides this, he can also score some runs at the lower order to finish the innings. A good choice in the bowling section. 

WI vs NED Probable Playing XI

Probable Playing XI

West Indies

Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Johnson Charles, Shai Hope(c & wk), Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Akeal Hosein, Roston Chase, Jason Holder, Keemo Paul, Alzarri Joseph


Max ODowd, Vikramjit Singh, Wesley Barresi, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards(c & wk), Saqib Zulfiqar, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Vivian Kingma, Clayton Floyd

Dream 11 Fantasy Team

Based on the stats above, this could be the fantasy playing 11 for West Indies vs Netherlands match.

Dream 11 Fantasy Team
  • Wicketkeepers: Shai Hope, Scott Edwards
  • Batters: Brandon King, Nicholas Pooran, Vikramjit Singh, Teja Nidamanuru
  • All-Rounders: Roston Chase, Bas de Leede, 
  • Bowlers: Alzarri Joseph, Akeal Hosein, Logan van Beek
  • Captain: Nicholas Pooran / Roston Chase
  • Vice-captain: Teja Nidamanuru / Scott Edwards

Betting Tips- Who will win?

Betting Tips- Who will win

Both teams are doing well at the moment except both faltered against the host Zimbabwe. Based on the stats and other records, West Indies might win the match but the Netherlands have the knack of doing unbelievable. This match hangs in balance but goes slightly towards the Dutch side.


West Indies have to make a comeback in this game but the Netherlands are proving themselves in every match. This is going to be another thriller for sure. Can West Indies pull out a victory or the Dutchmen upset the mighty ones? We will wait for the results to come, especially since our sportsbooks are covering the WI vs NED match.

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