New Zealand and the Netherlands are going to face each other for a 2-match T20I series. The series is due to start tomorrow. As can be seen, the Kiwis are the heavyweights to win the contest against the Netherlands. Talking about their last T20I matches, New Zealand defeated Scotland by 102 runs in their last T20I and have not lost their last five matches.
On the other hand, the Netherlands have lost just one game out of their last five and that was against Zimbabwe where they lost by a margin of 37 runs. So, a thrilling contest awaits us tomorrow at The Hague.
Venue: Sportpark Westvliet, The Hague
Match Format: T20I, Match 1, T20I Series
Date: 4th August 2022
Time: 8:30 PM IST
Streaming Platform: Fan Code
There are almost no matches played at The Hague in the recent past so it is very difficult to gauge how the pitch will play out tomorrow. On the other hand, the pitch at Amstelveen has always supported the batters. So, if judging by the latter venue, then The Hague should also favour batters more tomorrow.
Team News & Injury Updates FOR NED vs NZ DREAM 11 MATCH:
As of now, there are no injury updates by either team management so both teams are playing at full strength.
COMPLETE SQUAD FOR NED vs NZ DREAM 11 MATCH:
Netherlands Complete Squad:
Max O’ Dowd, Stephen Myburgh, Teja Nidamanuru, Tom Cooper, Vikramjit Singh, Bas de Leede, Shariz Ahmad, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Aryan Dutt, Clayton Floyd, Logan van Beek, Ryan Klein, Tim Pringle, Vivian Kingma
New Zealand Complete Squad:
Mark Chapman, Martin Guptill, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Michael Rippon, Mitchell Santner (c), Dane Cleaver (wk), Finn Allen (wk), Glenn Phillips (wk), Ben Sears, Blair Tickner, Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, Lockie Ferguson
Probable Playing XI FOR NED vs NZ DREAM 11 MATCH:
Unlike Ireland and Scotland, the Netherlands is a better cricket team and gives out very tough competition even to full members. They have the best players in their category right now so it will be a tough time for the Kiwis to beat them easily.
Predicted Playing XI:
Max O’ Dowd, Stephen Myburgh, Bas de Leede, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Teja Nidamanuru, Logan van Beek, Tim Pringle, Fred Klaasen, Paul van Meekeran, Shariz Ahmad
Although the Kiwis have defeated Scotland in their previous fixture by a huge margin of 102 runs, still the Netherlands will be a tough cookie to break for them. They will have to put in all their efforts to win the first T20I tomorrow.
Predicted Playing XI:
Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Dane Cleaver (wk), Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner (c), Michael Rippon, Jacob Duffy, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson
Top Picks for FOR NED VS NZ DREAM 11 MATCH:
Max O’ Dowd
When we talk of the T20 format, then O’Dowd has scored a lot of runs this year. He has amassed around 178 runs in just five games and is averaging 35.6 in T20Is. He has a lot of potential for scoring runs and his ability has been spotted by the hosts.
Bas de Leede
The young allrounder has helped his team win many matches from pressure situations in the recent past. He has a great ability with both bat and ball. Just last month against the USA, he scored 91 runs from 67 balls and also took two wickets of the opposition in the same match.
He is a veteran of the game and has always helped his team when they have found themselves stuck against any opposition. In his previous game against Scotland, he scored 40 runs which helped New Zealand gain the upper hand in the competition. A lot will be riding on Guptill’s shoulders tomorrow.
The Kiwi spinner is in absolute good form right now. He has been delivering with the ball consistently and has a great knack for picking up wickets. Recently, he has picked up 11 wickets in his five games for New Zealand. Also, Sodhi has taken a wicket in each game that he has played for the Kiwis. He will also be a captaincy pick in this game.
Players to avoid FOR NED VS NZ DREAM 11 MATCH:
Although quite talented, Mitchell has not performed to the best of his ability in the recent past, neither with the bat or ball. Therefore, he should be avoided at all costs for tomorrow’s match.
Our Playing XI No.1 for NED vs NZ 1st T20I Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
NED vs NZ: Max O’Dowd (vc), Stephan Myburgh, Tom Cooper, Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips, Bas de Leede, Jacob Duffy, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Scott Edwards (c), Dane Cleaver
Our Playing XI No.2 for NED vs NZ Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
NED vs NZ: Scott Edwards, Dane Cleaver, Martin Guptill (c), Finn Allen, Glenn Phillips (vc), Stephan Myburgh, Tom Cooper, Mitchell Santner, Aryan Dutt, Logan van Beek, Shariz Ahmad
As there are two strong contenders on either side, it is tough to say who will win the contest. The game can go either way as the playing XIs have the best players on both sides. It will be a thrilling contest tomorrow for sure.
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