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Netherlands out to rediscover T20 World Cup highs – International Cricket Council

Netherlands have been at the heart of some of the most memorable moments in ICC Men’s T20 World Cup history. This year, they’re out to turn memorable moments into a momentous campaign.


Through T20 World Cup history, the Netherlands have regularly tasted brilliant one-off success. Who could forget their famous victories against England in 2009 and 2014, respectively?

Turning those victories into tournaments of note has sometimes proved a challenge but they’ve tasted the pointy end of a T20 World Cup before, and with a combination of both youth and experience in their ranks, they will be hopeful of doing so again. Having taken out the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019, they have every reason to be confident.  

Ahead of their opening Round 1 fixture against Ireland, on 18 October, we take a deeper delve into their squad. 


Netherlands enjoyed the most auspicious of tournament debuts in 2009 as they registered a memorable win against England at Lord’s in the opening match of the event. Chasing 163 for victory, they got home on the very last ball. Though they failed to make it out of their group, on the virtue of net run-rate, there were positive signs to build upon for the future. 

Unfortunately, those signs did not come to fruition immediately as they failed to qualify for the 2010 and 2012 editions of the tournament.

When they returned in 2014, they did so in style, topping their Round 1 group courtesy of wins over the United Arab Emirates and Ireland to qualify for the second stage. That win against Ireland was something special too, as they chased down a total of 190 in less than 14 overs.

It was in the next stage that they once again managed to knock over England, winning by 45 runs this time around. Unfortunately for the team, the victory came in their final game of the tournament.

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That remains their last win in the second stage of a T20 World Cup having finished second in their Round 1 group in 2016, behind Bangladesh.

But with proven match-winners like Ryan Ten Doeschate, Ben Cooper, Roelof van der Merwe and Pieter Seelaar in their ranks, the Dutch will be hopeful of returning to the second stage of the T20 World Cup this month and then bettering their previous best tournament performance.

The familiar faces of the squad are this year joined by a raft of relatively new names, who will undoubtedly be hungry to make their marks. It will be now up to head coach Ryan Campbell to work out how he forges the two together to make a dogged side, capable of competing with the best that international cricket has to offer. 

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The Squad

Pieter Seelaar (c), Colin Ackermann, Philippe Boissevain, Ben Cooper, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards, Brandon Glover, Fred Klaassen, Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Logan van Beek, Timm van der Gugten, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren

Their Fixtures

18 Oct – v Ireland

20 Oct – v Namibia

22 Oct – v Sri Lanka

Best finish: Super 10s (2014)

The Dutch were in sensational form during the 2014 edition of the tournament in Bangladesh, reaching the Super 10 stage. Slotted in Group B of the first round along with Zimbabwe, Ireland and the UAE, Netherlands won two matches to book a place in the second phase of the tournament. 

Pitted in a tough Group 1 consisting of Sri Lanka, South Africa, New Zealand and England, the Dutch performed admirably well, finishing with two points on the board. Those two points came via a famous victory against England in Chittagong, where they bowled out Stuart Broad’s men for 88 in defence of a target of 134. 

Max O’Dowd

Max O’Dowd has slowly but surely cultivated a reputation as an able and versatile batter for Netherlands. Known for his ball-striking abilities, O’Dowd became the first batter to score a T20I century for the Dutch.

Now having gained significant experience in the international arena, the 27-year old will be expected to lead the charge for Netherlands with the bat. He has played 40 matches, scoring 1038 runs at an average of 28.83 and striking at 125.21. He can also contribute some right-arm off-spin, which could come in handy in Oman. 

Pieter Seelaar

Tasked with leading the side, the calming presence of Pieter Seelaar will be key for the Dutch hopes of getting out of Round 1. A veteran of 15 years in international cricket, Seelaar has experienced the various highs and lows of Dutch cricket. 

Having played 74 matches, Seelaar has picked up 56 wickets and his brand of bowling will be perfect in the low and slow conditions of UAE and Oman. He will look to contain the flow of runs and will also be a handy presence with the bat, having scored 568 runs in his career with a highest of 96*. 

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Ireland – 18 October 

The two nations have cultivated quite a rivalry over the years, having played in various contests against each other in both the 20-over and 50-over formats.

The two sides have faced off 12 times in T20 internationals, with the Dutch holding the edge with seven victories to four. They will hope to extend upon this lead in their opening fixture against the Irish on October 18 in Abu Dhabi, as a victory will be vital for either side to reach the next stage.

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T20 World Cup 2021, Bangladesh vs Oman: When And Where To Watch Match, Live Telecast, Live Streaming.. –

File photo of Bangladesh team in action against Scotland in the Round 1 of ICC T20 World Cup 2021

It is a huge clash in Group B of the Round 1 of ICC T20 World Cup between Bangladesh and co-hosts Oman as a defeat can send group favourites Bangladesh packing. Mahmudullah’s team suffered a shock loss to Scotland in their first match after entering tournament on the back of winning T20I series against Zimbabwe, Australia and New Zealand this year. Oman are sitting pretty on top of the group after their 10-wicket win over minnows Papua New Guinea. They ensured that Sri Lanka had a wobble in the warm-up games, and will be hoping to use all their learning and preparation from the past few weeks against Bangladesh too. If they manage to surprise the higher-ranked side, they will find themselves on two wins and in an excellent position to go through to the Super 12s. A loss will not be the end of their campaign.

Where will the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Bangladesh vs Oman match be played?

The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Bangladesh vs Oman match will be played at the Oman Cricket Academy Ground in Al Amerat.

When will the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Bangladesh vs Oman match be played?

The ICC T20 World Cup Bangladesh vs Oman match will be played on Tuesday, October 19.

What time will the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Bangladesh vs Oman match begin?

The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Bangladesh vs Oman match will begin at 7:30 PM IST.

Which TV channels will broadcast the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Bangladesh vs Oman match?

The ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Bangladesh vs Oman match will be broadcast live on Star Sports network.

Where to watch live streaming of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Bangladesh vs Oman match?


The live streaming of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Bangladesh vs Oman match will be available on Hotstar. You can also follow live updates on

(All telecast and streaming timings are as per the information received from the host broadcasters)

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Bangladesh look to get back on track against confident Oman – International Cricket Council

After a loss in their opening game, Bangladesh have another challenge coming up against co-hosts Oman in their Group B fixture.


Bangladesh were left with some difficult questions about their batting after Scotland consigned them to a loss on the opening day of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021. They have little time to get their campaign back on track, as a defeat on Tuesday to Oman could knock a proud cricketing nation out of the tournament in the First Round.

Bangladesh were found lacking on a number of factors on Sunday: down on boundaries, chewing up dot balls and lacking in ways to attack both in the Powerplay and the death. They were just 25/2 in the Powerplay – a period of play that is proving to be key in matches in the region in recent weeks.

The team have won series against Zimbabwe, Australia and New Zealand this year, though, so will be backing themselves to bounce back quickly.

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Oman will be wary of the wounded Tigers, with the co-hosts themselves riding high after a dominant 10-wicket win against PNG in front of a home crowd. They ensured that Sri Lanka had a wobble in the warm-up games, and will be hoping to use all their learning and preparation from the past few weeks against Bangladesh too.

If they manage to surprise the higher-ranked side, they will find themselves on two wins and in an excellent position to go through to the Super 12s. A loss will not be the end of their campaign, though Oman were defeated by Scotland in the 2019 Qualifier, and won’t want to rely on a result in the third match.

  • Match: Oman v Bangladesh
  • Time: 18:00 local time on Tuesday 19 October
  • Venue: Oman Cricket Academy Ground, Al Amerat

Bangladesh‘s bowlers did a good job to reduce Scotland to 53/6, and came in for praise from their skipper. Spinners Mahedi Hasan and Shakib Al Hasan were especially effective in drying up the runs and shared five wickets. However, there might be some shuffling in their batting order, with the opening pair coming under pressure.  

Possible Bangladesh XI: Liton Das, Soumya Sarkar, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim, Mahmudullah (c), Afif Hossain, Nurul Hasan (wk), Mahedi Hasan, Mohammad Saifuddin, Taskin Ahmed, Mustafizur Rahman.

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Oman‘s mild concern will be that their middle order didn’t get a hit in the first match. Ayaan Khan, who did not bowl in the first game, could give them another left-arm spin option, with off-spinner Nestor Dhamba also on the bench.  

Possible Oman XI: Zeeshan Maqsood (c), Aqib Ilyas, Jatinder Singh, Khawar Ali, Kashyap Prajapati, Naseem Khushi (wk), Mohammad Nadeem, Ayaan Khan, Sandeep Goud, Kaleemullah, Bilal Khan 

Jatinder Singh: The Oman opener top-scored for his side with 73* off 42 balls against PNG. The knock included four sixes. He is also good on the sweep shot, so he will have a job to do against Bangladesh’s spin attack.  

Liton Das: The Bangladesh opener’s strike-rate is especially high in the Powerplay, coming in at around 142 as against a career strike-rate of 125 in all T20s. In the UAE, where a good start has been key, his team will expect him to take on the responsibility. His role will also be important if Bangladesh are playing with an eye on the run-rate.

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Captaincy pick – Shakib Al Hasan

Shakib Al Hasan surpassed Lasith Malinga’s record to become the leading wicket-taker (108) in Men’s T20Is during the opening encounter of the group stage of the 2021 T20 World Cup. The last time he played against Oman in 2016, Shakib bagged four wickets and gave away just 15 runs. 

Despite his failure against Scotland, he will continue to bat in the top order and he can be backed to come good. The in-form Bangladesh all-rounder has picked 16 wickets in 13 T20I innings this year at an economy of 6.1 and his all-round threat makes him the top captaincy pick for this match.

Must-have – Bilal Khan 

The left-arm pacer has been one of the most consistent players for Oman in recent times and he is definitely a must-have in all fantasy teams given his form and the context of the tournament. Bilal Khan picked up a couple of wickets in the tournament opener against Papua New Guinea and has an impressive bowling strike rate of 14.2 in 35 T20I innings.


Bangladesh win

If Bangladesh win they can move level on points with Oman and will very much be alive going into the final match of the round. If Scotland lose their earlier match against Papua New Guinea, all four teams would be level on two points, bringing net-run-rate firmly into the equation.

Oman win

If Oman win they should have done enough to secure themselves a spot in the Super 12s. Bangladesh would require Scotland to lose their final two matches while they themselves beat PNG to reach the next round.


What They Said

Mahmudullah, Bangladesh captain: “Our batting is a concern. We have to bat better. We have to play aggressive cricket, regardless of the situation. We have a deep batting line-up, with Mohammad Saifuddin at No.9. We may need to think over some changes.”

Zeeshan Maqsood, Oman captain: “We have to look at our fielding, and minimise our mistakes. Our catching is alright, but ground fielding has to be better, [we struggled] due to nerves. We can’t take it easy and we need to correct our mistakes.”

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From Scotland’s Win Over Bangladesh to Zimbabwe Toppling Australia, Here Are Five Memorable Upset Wins in T20 World Cup History – Yahoo Eurosport UK

Cricket fans are already swooning to Scotland upsetting Bangladesh in a Round 1 fixture on Sunday, October 17. An upset is always entertaining more so because it is something that happens against expectations. On one side, the winning team erupts into jubilation, ecstasy and joy while shock runs through the veins of the side who unfortunately find themselves on the wrong side of the result. ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Round 1: Chris Greaves’ All-Round Performance Helps Scotland Stun Bangladesh in Group B

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Upsets are always something entertaining and T20 World Cups in the past have witnessed similar results in the past. Let us take a look at the five such thrilling upsets in the past T20 World Cups as they continue to remain etched in the history of the competition.

1) Zimbabwe beat Australia (T20 World Cup 2007): It was one of the first known upsets in the very first edition of the T20 World Cup. The South Africa edition of the tournament had its own excitement and uncertainty and Zimbabwe added to the thrill by beating the reigning 50-over champions Australia. The African side put up a good bowling performance, restricting the batting-heavy Australian side to just 138/9 in their 20 overs. Brendan Taylor then led the chase for Zimbabwe, scoring 60 runs off just 45 balls, hitting four fours and two sixes to ensure his side went home with full points and a memorable win, which would go down in Zimbabwe’s cricket history as being one of the best. Scotland Beat Bangladesh by 6 Runs: Netizens Congratulate Scottish Side for Pulling Off Upset Win in First Round of T20 World Cup 2021

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2) Afghanistan beat West Indies (T20 World Cup 2016): Competing in their second T20 World Cup, Afghanistan gave the world a taste of the surprise they brought into cricket by defeating heavyweights West Indies. The victory was all the more special and comprehensive as it was a low-scoring total and a team effort saw Rashid Khan and co pull off a sensational win against the eventual champions of the competition. Batting first, they could manage just 123/7 and West Indies were firmly on top to clinch the win in Nagpur. But that wasn’t part of the Afghanistan script as they took wickets in regular intervals, eventually restricting the T20 specialists 117/8 winning the contest by six runs.

3) Hong Kong beat Bangladesh (T20 World Cup 2014): Well, Scotland’s win over Bangladesh wasn’t the first time that the Asian side has been handed an upset defeat. Earlier in the 2014 T20 World Cup, Bangladesh were surprised by a Hong Kong side, who went on to win a contest by the narrowest of margins (two wickets). Batting first, Bangladesh were shot out for 108 runs with Hong Kong’s Nadeem Ahmed scalping four wickets for just 21 runs. In response, Hong Kong found themselves in trouble at 50/5, but they held their nerve to ensure that they got over the line at the end.

4) Netherlands beat England (T20 World Cup 2009): In just the second T20 World Cup in 2009, Netherlands went on to inflict an upset defeat on hosts England. England got off to a good start batting first, eventually posting 162/5 in their 20 overs. Netherlands though, made things interesting by losing wickets regularly in their chase, What they did well was to never fall behind and kept fighting, eventually winning the match in the last over with four wickets.

5) Scotland beat Bangladesh (T20 World Cup 2021): Well, this would not be forgotten soon. Bangladesh walked into this clash as the overwhelming favourites to win this one and even go through easily to the Super 12 stage. But a certain Chris Greaves stood in their way. He blasted 45 quick runs off just 22 balls and helped Scotland reach a decent 140/9 at the end of 20 overs, He was not done for the night yet. Returning with the ball, he scalped the crucial wickets of Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim to derail Bangladesh and eventually thwart their run-flow, choking them out by six runs.

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