New Zealand Tour of Netherlands 2022: Netherlands vs New Zealand – 1st T20I Preview and Updates

The Netherlands and New Zealand begin their two-match Twenty20 International series on Thursday evening in Voorburg. Last month, the home team competed in the World Cup Qualifier B in Zimbabwe, where they reached the final. New Zealand enters this series having defeated Ireland 3-0 and Scotland 2-0 in July. Continue reading for a preview of this game. The game kicks off at 17:00 local time at Sportpark Westvliet.

The Netherlands will be looking forward to facing New Zealand in this game. It will be their first home T20I since August 2019 and will serve as a good barometer of their progress with only two months until the T20 World Cup.

New Zealand has not been kind to Ireland or Scotland in recent series, and we expect them to do the same in this one. They have a lot of firepower and depth at every position.

Netherlands vs New Zealand

Netherlands vs New Zealand

Match Details to Note

Match: Netherlands vs New Zealand, 1st T20I, New Zealand Tour of Netherlands 2022

Date: August 01, 2022 (Thursday)                                                    

Time: 8:30 PM IST

Venue: Sportpark Westvliet, The Hague

Netherlands Team News:

Due to this series is taking place at the same time as The Hundred, the Netherlands are missing Fred Klaasen of Manchester Originals and Brandon Glover of Oval Invincibles. Although the bowling attack is weakened without the two pace bowlers, the hosts’ batting is their strongest suit.

Netherlands Squad

Stephan Myburgh, Max ODowd, Bas de Leede, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Teja Nidamanuru, Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Ryan Klein, Vivian Kingma, Clayton Floyd, Shariz Ahmad, Vikramjit Singh

Players to watch out for:

Max O’Dowd

The right-handed opener was in fine form in the T20 World Cup Qualifier B in Zimbabwe last month, scoring a half-century against England in the Netherlands’ last home game.

Bas de Leede

The 22-year-old batting all-rounder has made a name for himself this summer. In Zimbabwe, he took wickets in every game and scored 91 not out against the USA on July 15.

Logan van Beek

The New Zealand-born fast-medium bowler was the tournament’s standout bowler last month, finishing with the most wickets.

Possible Playing XI:

Tom Cooper, Stephan Myburgh, Bas De Leede, Scott Edwards, Max O’Dowd, Logan Van Beek, Shariz Ahmed, Clayton Floyd, Aryan Dutt, Vivian Kingma and Ryan Klein

Netherlands Team Form

The Netherlands enter this game after a strong performance in Zimbabwe. They are not, however, at full strength in the bowling department for this game.

New Zealand Team News:

The visitors can choose from the same squad that toured Ireland and Scotland in July. Martin Guptill did not score a half-century in either T20I series, but we expect him to bat first for New Zealand. Lockie Ferguson may be rested for the second game, but he will spearhead the attack in this one.

New Zealand Squad

Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Dane Cleaver (wk), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner (c), Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, Blair Tickner, Michael Rippon, Mark Chapman, Ben Sears

Players to watch out for:

Finn Allen

The 23-year-old performed admirably during the Scottish leg of the tour, scoring a century in the first T20I and a fifty in the ODI. In this format, he has a strike rate of 176.83.

Michael Bracewell

The all-rounder has been one of New Zealand’s standout performers on the summer tour of England, Ireland, and Scotland. He can win this match with either the bat or the ball.

Lockie Ferguson

In his last four international appearances, the fast bowler has taken eight wickets. His extra speed may be too much for the batters in the Netherlands.

Possible Playing XI:

Glenn Phillips, Finn Allen, Daryl Mitchell, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Dane Cleaver (wk), Michael Rippon, Mitchell Santner (c), Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, Lockie Ferguson

New Zealand Team Form

The Black Caps have been in great form in this format and are aiming for their sixth consecutive T20I win in this match.

Netherlands vs New Zealand Top Team Batsmen

Our batting picks for the Netherlands are Max O’Dowd, Scott Edwards, and Tom Cooper. Cooper hit an unbeaten 81 off 42 balls against Uganda last month.

We’re rooting for Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, and Dane Cleaver to bat for New Zealand. Cleaver scored 78 not out in his only T20I appearance last month.

Netherlands vs New Zealand Top Team Bowlers

The top bowlers for the Netherlands are expected to be Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, and Shariz Ahmed. Dutt, a young off-spinner, shone in ODIs against New Zealand and England earlier this year.

For New Zealand, we like Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, and Blair Tickner with the ball. Sodhi has 13 wickets in his last six appearances against Ireland and Scotland.

Netherlands vs New Zealand Head to Head

This will be their second game in this format, with New Zealand winning by six wickets in Chattogram during the group stage of the T20 World Cup in 2014.

Netherlands vs New Zealand Head to Head Stats in T20I

  Matches Played NED Won NZ Won Draw Tie
Overall 1 0 1 0 0
Last 5 1 0 1 0 0

Netherlands vs New Zealand Toss Prediction

In both of their recent games in Scotland, New Zealand won the toss and chose to bat first. When the Netherlands won the toss in Zimbabwe, they did the same thing. We anticipate that both captains will want to bat first in this match.

Netherlands vs New Zealand Pitch Report

This will be the venue’s sixth T20I match, and the first since August 2019. On this wicket, which will turn from the start, we anticipate a par score of around 160.

There will be plenty of cloud throughout the game, with a slight chance of rain in the closing stages. Temperatures will be in the low twenties.

Netherlands vs New Zealand Prediction

This should be an exciting game, with the Netherlands eager to impress their home fans. The hosts were very strong in Zimbabwe, but they will need to improve in all areas to challenge New Zealand in this match. We expect an exciting match, but New Zealand will be too strong and will win.

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