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NED vs ENG 2nd ODI Fantasy Preview and MPL Top Picks

Match: Netherlands vs England, 2nd ODI (NED vs ENG)

Date: June 19, Sunday, 2:30 PM IST

Venue: VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen

After smashing the highest-ever ODI total in the opening game, England will now look to carry the same momentum into the second game on Sunday at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen. Several records were created in the first ODI in which England scored 498 for 4 in 50 overs, which is now the highest total in men’s ODI history. Philip Salt, Dawid Malan, and Jos Buttler hit hundreds in what was a complete run fest in Amstelveen.

Salt and Malan added 222 runs for the second wicket, which is now England’s third-highest stand for the second wicket in ODIs. Malan and Buttler added 184 runs for the 3rd wicket, which iss England’s eighth stand of 180-plus for the third wicket.

Buttler’s knock was particularly impressive as he scored an unbeaten 162 off only 70 balls at a strike rate of over 230. This is the 10th ODI hundred Buttler and the second-fastest century for England in the format.

Later in the game, Moeen Ali picked up three wickets to help his side bowl out the hosts for 266 and win the game by a big margin of 232 runs.

Ahead of the second ODI, let’s look at the head to head of both the teams, pitch report, weather update, top picks for your MPL fantasy team and more.

Weather update and pitch report for NED vs ENG, 2nd ODI

The VRA Cricket Ground has a belter of a track and another high-scoring match can be expected on Sunday. Going by how the first game played out, the bowlers will have to be disciplined with their lines and lengths. A total of 26 ODIs have been played at this venue, from which the average first innings score is 242. Teams batting first have won 15 games while the teams chasing have won nine. The highest and lowest total recorded is 498 for 4 and 127 for 10.

The weather in Amstelveen will be mostly cloudy with some chance of rain. The temperature will fluctuate between 12 to 18 degrees.

Netherlands team news and predicted XI

Team news: Netherlands are unlikely to make any changes to their playing XI despite a huge loss in the opening ODI. But Philippe Boissevain, who conceded 108 from his ten overs, could be benched for legspinner Shariz Ahmed.

Predicted XI:  Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Musa Ahmed, Tom Cooper, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards (wk), Pieter Seelaar (c), Logan van Beek, Shane Snater, Aryan Dutt,  Philippe Boissevain/Shariz Ahmed.

England team news and predicted XI

Team news: England too are unlikely to tweak the winning combination. They will be looking to win the series by winning the second game, a task that is not too big against Netherlands.

Predicted XI: Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Dawid Malan, Jos Buttler (wk), Eoin Morgan (c), Liam Livingstone, Moeen Ali, David Willey, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley

Head to head record

England and Netherlands have met each other in four ODIs of which the Dutch have won none. The highest total posted by Netherlands against England is 292 while the highest total posted by England against Netherlands is 498 from the first ODI. The lowest total posted by both the teams against each other is 142 (Netherlands) and 279 (England).

Total games – 4

England – 4

Netherlands – 0

Five players to watch out for

Here we list five players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI for NED vs ENG, 2nd ODI

Scott Edwards – Batsman, Netherlands

Scott Edwards put up a good fight in Netherland’s long chase of England’s 498. Batting in the middle order, Edwards scored an unbeaten 72 on 56 deliveries. He also played a few good shots in the series against West Indies earlier this month, which includes a half-century in three games. The 25-year-old has played 20 ODIs for Netherlands since making his debut in August 2018, and has a healthy average of 34.37.

Max O’Dowd – Batsman, Netherlands

Max O’Dowd scored a half-century in the opening ODI and was the second-highest run-scorer for his team after Scott Edwards. Earlier against the West Indies, O’Dowd scored two centuries in three matches and was the highest run-scorer for Netherlands in the series. Given how the opening batsman has performed over the last few weeks, he is a good pick for your fantasy team. In all, the 28-year-old has played 15 ODIs from which he has 593 runs at an excellent average of 45.61.

Jos Buttler – Wicketkeeper batsman, England

Given the kind of form Jos Buttler is in, he is a good choice for your MPL team’s captaincy. After finishing the IPL 2022 as the highest run-scorer, Buttler continued with his fine form in the first ODI against Netherland, hitting a record-breaking unbeaten 162 off merely 70 balls at a strike rate of 231.42. England hit a total of 26 sixes in their innings, of which 14 were hit by Buttler alone. Among the best white-ball players in the world, Buttler has an average of 40.34 in 149 ODIs. He will be looking to make his 150th ODI appearance special with yet another good knock.

David Malan – Batsman, England

Along with Buttler and Salt, the third England batsman to have scored a century in the first ODI is David Malan. Malan also played quite a few good knocks for Yorkshire over the last few weeks. Going by his recent form, he is a safe pick for your MPL team.

Moeen Ali – all-rounder, England

Moeen Ali did not get a chance to bat in the first ODI but did the damage with the ball by picking three wickets. The experienced all-rounder brings with him the experience of playing 113 ODIs from which he averages 25.02. With the ball, he has taken 90 wickets in the format.

MPL fantasy XI – NED vs ENG, 2nd ODI

NED vs ENG – where and what time to watch the match live in India 

The Netherlands vs England ODI series will not be televised live in India but you can watch the live streaming of the game on Fancode. The match will begin at 2.30 PM IST on June 19.

Check out our detailed guide on fantasy cricket for more tips and tricks. https://www.mpl.live/blog/todays-match-prediction/ 

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams. 

Umaima Saeed
A writer who primarily writes on cricket. As of 2021, she has covered cricket for more than a dozen publications.

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