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With their hopes of qualifying for the semi-finals hanging by a thread, Pakistan need to win their remaining three matches, starting with the game against the Netherlands, to keep their dim hopes of qualification alive.

After back-to-back defeats in the finals, Pakistan are now in a killer situation as they take on the Netherlands in their third game of the Super 12 leg of the 2022 ICC T20 World Cup. of Babar Azam keep their hopes of qualifying dim, it is vital they come away with a victory at the Perth Stadium on Sunday 29 October.

After losing to India in a high-intensity tournament opener, Pakistan then fell to Zimbabwe in another tense final. Apart from the mental scars, this defeat also pushes the fate of Paksitan away as they now depend on other results to qualify.

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However, the least Pakistan need to do is win all of their remaining games, so they can pounce if a team above them makes a mistake. They will need their two best hitters to start shooting again and other players will also need to step up and keep their cool in high pressure situations.

The Netherlands, meanwhile, are bottom of the group after back-to-back defeats to Bangladesh and India respectively. They were no match for India, but the Dutch players showed sparks of what they can achieve together as a group.

Scot Edwards and his team will be hungry to make their mark in the tournament and they will be hoping to pull off a major upset against an injured Pakistani side.

Form guide (last five games, most recent first)

Pakistan: LLWW-L

Netherlands: LLLWW

Pakistan vs Netherlands Head to Head in T20Is

Matches played: 1

Pakistan wins: 1

Netherlands wins: 0

PAK vs NED Pitch Report and Weather: Perth is expected to see some early rainfall, but clear skies are expected in the afternoon when the match is played. The pitch provided good pace and rebound and the Pakistan point guards should enjoy bowling on this lane.

Pakistan vs Netherlands Possible XI:

Pakistan Probable XI: Mohammad Rizwan (wk), Babar Azam (C), Shan Masood, Iftikhar Ahmed, Haider Ali, Shadab Khan, Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Wasim, Shaheen Afridi, Haris Rauf and Naseem Shah.

Netherlands Likely XI: Vikramjit Singh, Max ODowd, Bas de Leede, Tom Cooper, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards (C&WK), Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Shariz Ahmad, Fred Klaassen and Paul van Meekeren.

PAK vs NED Top Fantasy Picks:

Goalkeeper – Mohammad Rizwan

Drummers – Babar Azam, Shan Masood, MaxDowd

Allrounders – Colin Ackermann, Shadab Khan, Baas of Leede

Bowlers – Paul van Meekeren, Haris Rauf, Mohammad Wasim, Fred Klaassen

Betting odds (bet 365)

Pakistan: 7

Netherlands: 1.09

Where to watch live: The match starts at 4:30 PM IST. In India, the match will be broadcast on Star Sports Network. Online viewers can follow the action live via Disney+ Hotstar.


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