Netherlands won the toss and opted to field first against Zimbabwe on Tuesday in the first of three World Cup Super League one-day internationals.
With both countries out of contention for direct entry to the 2023 World Cup in India, they will use this series to prepare for a qualifying tournament Zimbabwe hosts in June and July.
Zimbabwe welcomed back star batter Sikandar Raza and all-rounder Ryan Burl after both missed a Test series loss to the West Indies last month due to franchise commitments.
Zimbabwe: Innocent Kaia, Craig Ervine (capt), Gary Ballance, Ryan Burl, Brad Evans, Clive Madande (wk), Wessly Madhevere, Sikandar Raza, Richard Ngarava, Blessing Muzarabani, Wellington Masakadza
Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max O'Dowd, Tom Cooper, Musa Ahmed, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards (capt/wk), Teja Nidamanuru, Shariz Ahmad, Paul van Meekeren, Fred Klaassen, Brandon Glover
Umpires: Iknow Chabi (ZIM), Aleem Dar (PAK)
Match referee: Andy Pycroft (ZIM)