Match: Netherlands vs New Zealand, (NED vs NZ, 2nd T20I)
Date: August 5, 2022 – 8:30 PM IST
Venue: Sportpark Westvliet, The Hague
Where and what time to watch the match live in New Zealand
For those in India, you can catch all the live action of the series between Netherlands and New Zealand on the online streaming platform FanCode.
Netherlands vs New Zealand, 2nd T20I:
New Zealand continued their good run on the ongoing tour of Europe, claiming a 1-0 lead over the Netherlands in a two-match T20I series. The Black Caps will look to cap off their tour with another clean sweep when they take on the hosts at Sportpark Westvliet in The Hague on Friday, August 5.
New Zealand won the first against the Dutch team by 16 runs on Thursday. Martin Guptill was outstanding on a tricky pitch, scoring 45 off 36 at the top of the order. Jimmy Neesham smashed 32 off just 17 balls while Ish Sodhi’s 10-ball 19 runs cameo turned out to be a difference, propelling New Zealand to 148/7. Tim Pringle and Shariz Ahmed combined for 39 runs off seven overs with three wickets while Logan van Beek snared 2 for 35.
Blair Tickner got the visitors off to an excellent start, picking three wickets in his first two overs. The Netherlands did not get any partnership going as they were reduced to 73/6. Bas de Leede was the only batter to put up fight for the hosts, scoring 66 off 53. He was the last wicket to fall as they were bundled out for 132. Tickner ended up with 4/27 while Ben Sears also impressed from the visiting party, claiming 3 for 22 in four overs.
Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for NED vs NZ, 2nd T20I
The pitch at Sportpark Westvliet in The Hague offered significant help for bowlers in the first T20I on Thursday. Only six T20 internationals have been played here, with an average first innings score of 147.
A shower or two is expected in The Hague on Friday morning but it’s likely to be all clear by evening with the chance of precipitation dropping to just 1%. The temperature will be around 18°C.
Netherlands – Expected XI and Team News
The Netherlands do not have the services of Fred Klaassen and Paul van Meekeren for this series. Clayton Floyd and Ryan Klein received opportunities in their absence. The side has some good players in Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards and Logan van Beek.
Probable XI – Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Teja Nidamanuru, Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Clayton Floyd, Shariz Ahmad, Ryan Klein
New Zealand – Expected XI and Team News
New Zealand, led by Mitchell Santner, left out in-form Michael Bracewell in the first T20I. Dane Cleaver held on to his spot while Mark Chapman, with Glenn Phillips coming back in. Lockie Ferguson, Ben Sears and Blair Tickner was the prefered pace attack in the first game with Ish Sodhi and Santner as spinners. You can expect a couple of changes from New Zealand.
Probable XI – Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Dane Cleaver (wk), Daryl Mitchell, Glenn Phillips, James Neesham, Mitchell Santner (c), Lockie Ferguson, Ben Sears, Ish Sodhi
Head to head record of NED vs NZ
Netherlands and New Zealand have faced each other three times in T20 cricket. New Zealand have claimed two matches while one was abandoned.
2nd T20I: Five players to watch out for in the NED vs NZ match
Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:
Finn Allen: Batter, New Zealand
Finn Allen is an extraordinary talent and has shown what he’s capable of time and again. Only recently he blasted 101 off 56 in a T20I against Scotland. has been superb in the shorter format. He has done a decent job for the Black Caps in T20Is so far, scoring 321 runs from 12 matches at an average of 27 and strike rate of 177. Overall, he has over 1800 runs in T20 cricket, averaging 30 at a strike rate of 175.
Martin Guptill: All-rounder, New Zealand
One of the most destructive white-ball batters, Martin Guptill has an outstanding record in the shorter format for New Zealand. The opening batter has amassed over 3400 runs in T20 internationals at an average of 32 while striking at 136. Guptill has smashed two hundreds and 20 fifties at this level. On a pitch where most batters struggled, Guptill did an excellent job to score 45 off 35 balls in the first T20I.
Ish Sodhi: Bowler, New Zealand
Ish Sodhi, New Zealand’s specialist spinner, has been a prolific wicket-taker in international T20s, albeit a bit expensive. He has claimed 94 wickets in 72 T20I games at a strike rate of 15.6, including three four-wicket hauls. He has been in superb form, having snared 12 wickets from six T20Is on the tour. Sodhi smashed 19 off 10 and picked a wicket in the last game.
Bas de Leede: All-rounder, Netherlands
Bas de Leede fought a lonely battle in the first game, scoring 66 off 53 balls while none of the other batters crossed 20. The all-rounder is a valuable player, having scored 464 runs in T20 cricket at an average of 31 with three fifties. He also has 13 wickets to his name with his medium pace. In his last six appearances, de Leede has scored 236 runs while picking nine wickets.
Logan van Beek: Bowler, Netherlands
The 32yr old Logan van Beek has only played 29 international matches but brings a lot of experience to the table from domestic cricket. The right arm medium pacer has 16 wickets in the T20I format at a strike rate of 14.7, including best figures of 4/27. Logan van Beek has been in good form, having claimed 10 wickets in his last four innings.
MPL Fantasy XI
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.