Netherlands plays New Zealand in the first T20 International on Thursday, August 4 at the Sportspark in Westvliet from 8:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).
The Netherlands cricket team recently lost the final of the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifier B to Zimbabwe by 37 runs. The Dutch were bowled out for just 95 runs, chasing a modest target of 133. Stephen Myburgh scored 22 of 24 balls for the Netherlands while Logan van Bleek picked three wickets with the ball.
The New Zealand cricket team beat Ireland 3-0 in their last T20I series. Glenn Phillips was the leading run-scorer for New Zealand with 148 runs in three games while Ish Sodhi picked six wickets with the ball. The Kiwis beat Ireland by six wickets in the final match of the series thanks to an unbeaten 56 by Phillips.
Netherlands vs New Zealand T20I odds
Bet365 odds: Netherlands: 8.00, New Zealand: 1.083
10CRIC odds:Netherlands: 8.00, New Zealand: 1.07
Betway odds:Netherlands: 7.50, New Zealand: 1.07
1xBet odds: Netherlands: 9.40, New Zealand: 1.062
Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.
Netherlands vs New Zealand head-to-head in T20Is
The Netherlands and New Zealand have faced each other once in T20 internationals where the Kiwis beat the Dutch by six wickets. New Zealand’s Brandon McCullum was the player of the match for a match-winning 45-ball 65 with the bat.
The Netherlands have won four out of their last five T20 matches. New Zealand have won all their last five T20s.
Netherlands vs New Zealand 1st T20I probable playing XI
Netherlands: Scott Edwards (captain & wicket-keeper), Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Tom Cooper, Teja Nidamanuru, Logan van Bleek, Ryan KleinTim Pringle, Fred Klaasen, Vivian Kingma.
New Zealand: Mitchell Santner (captain), Martin Guptill, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, Fin Allen ( wicket-keeper), Glenn Phillips, Jimmy Neesham, Blair Tickner, Jacob Duffy, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson.
Netherlands vs New Zealand 1st T20I top picks
Netherlands: Max O’Dowd will be the top pick from the Netherlands. O’Dowd has scored 1,339 runs in 48 T20Is. The Dutch batter has scored one century and nine half centuries so far for the national side. The 28-year-old has also picked three wickets with the ball.
New Zealand: Martin Guptill will be the player to watch out for from the New Zealand side. The 35-year-old has scored 3,399 runs in T20Is at an average of 32.37. Guptill has a strike rate of 136.39 and has scored two centuries and 18 half centuries in the shortest format. The Kiwi batter has scored 101 runs in his last four innings in T20Is.
Netherlands vs New Zealand 1st T20I prediction
New Zealand are clear favourites to win against the Netherlands. The visitors are a much stronger team as compared to the Dutch.
The Netherlands have done well in the recent past but lack the pedigree to beat a strong New Zealand side.
Netherlands vs New Zealand 1st T20I playing conditions and weather report
Maximum Temperature: 23°C
Wind: 16 km/h