Netherlands play Pakistan in the first ODI of a three-match series on Tuesday, August 16, 2022, at the Hazelaarweg Stadium in Rotterdam. The match will begin at 2:30 PM Indian Standard Time (IST).

The Netherlands cricket team head into this series having lost 0-3 to England in their last ODI series. Scott Edward was the top run-scorer for the Dutch side with 214 runs while Paul van Meerkan picked two wickets in the England series. The Netherlands also recently lost to Zimbabwe by 37 runs in the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier Final.

Meanwhile, Pakistan most recently drew 1-1 against Sri Lanka in Tests in their last international assignment. They won their last ODI series 3-0 against West Indies at home. Imam-ul-Haq scored 199 runs for the Men in Green while pacer Mohammad Nawaz picked seven wickets. The Pakistan cricket team are currently fourth on ICC Men’s ODI Team rankings while the Netherlands are fifteenth.

Netherlands vs Pakistan 1st ODI odds

10CRIC odds: Netherlands: 9.81, Pakistan: 1.04

Parimatch odds: Netherlands: 9.20, Pakistan: 1.05

Betwinner odds: Netherlands: 10.5, Pakistan: 1.04

Bet365 odds: Netherlands: 11.00, Pakistan: 1.05

Note: Odds are subject to change. Please visit betting sites to check and confirm the latest odds.

Netherlands vs Pakistan head-to-head in ODIs

Pakistan have won all their three ODIs against the Netherlands.

Pakistan and the Netherlands last played an ODI against each other in the ICC Cricket World Cup in 2003 where the Men in Green beat the Dutch side by 97 runs. Mohammad Yousuf (58 runs) and Wasim Akram (3/24) were the top performers for Pakistan in the match.

Netherlands vs Pakistan 1st ODI probable playing XI

Netherlands: Scott Edwards (captain and wicket-keeper), Musa Ahmed, Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Tom Cooper, Teja Nidamanuru, Logan van Bleek, Ryan Klein, Tim Pringle, Arnav Jain, Vivian Kingma.

Pakistan: Fakhar Zaman, Imam-ul-Haq, Babar Azam (captain), Mohammad Nawaz, Mohammad Rizwan (wicketkeeper), Khusdil Shah, Shadab Khan, Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah, Shahnawaz Dahani, Mohammad Wasim.

Netherlands vs Pakistan 1st ODI top picks

Netherlands: Watch out for Tom Cooper in this encounter. The 35-year-old has scored 1049 runs in 26 ODIs at an average of 45.6. He has a strike rate of 70.49 in this format and a top score of 101. In the recently concluded ODI series against England, Cooper scored 73 runs in three games. 

Pakistan: Babar Azam will be the player to watch out for from the Pakistan side. The right-handed batter averages 59.22 in ODIs and has scored 4442 runs for the Men in Green. In his last six ODIs, the Pakistan captain has scored three centuries and two half centuries.

Netherlands vs Pakistan 1st ODI prediction

Looking at the recent form, Pakistan are clear favourites to win the first ODI against the Netherlands. The Men in Green have been one of the most consistent sides in white-ball cricket in recent times and are likely to seal the series 3-0.

The Netherlands are a talented side but are no match for the Men in Green. However, the Dutch side is expected to give Pakistan a good fight in the upcoming fixture.

Netherlands vs Pakistan 1st ODI playing conditions and weather report

Maximum Temperature: 27°C

Precipitation: 80%

Humidity: 59%

Wind: 10 km/h