Match: New Zealand vs Netherlands, (NZ vs NED, 1st ODI)
Date: March 29, 2022 – 3:30 AM IST
Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui
Where and what time to watch the match live in India
For those in India, you can watch the live action between New Zealand and Netherlands on the online streaming platform Amazon Prime Video. Catch the first ODI match at 3:30 AM IST on March 29.
New Zealand vs Netherlands, 1st ODI:
New Zealand and Netherlands will meet in One-Day internationals after a long wait of 26 years. The Black Caps will host the Dutch in a three-match series as a part of the CWC Super League. The first ODI is set to take place at the Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui on Tuesday.
The Netherlands are languishing at the bottom of the table with 25 points to their name seven matches, courtesy of two wins and a no result. Their last ODI assignment ended in a 3-0 loss at the hands of Afghanistan earlier this year. In November last year, their tour of South Africa was abandoned due to Covid-19.
The Kiwis occupy the second last spot on the CWC Super League table with 30 points but they have played only three games and have won all. New Zealand’s last ODI series took place in March 2021 at home, where they blanked Bangladesh by 3-0. Both the teams will be looking to get the maximum of 30 points on offer in the series.
Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for NZ vs NED, 1st ODI
Bay Oval in Mount Maunganui is a good venue for batting. But with overcast conditions, pacers are likely to get some assistance too. The average first innings score from 21 ODIs hosted here reads 238. The highest total recorded here was 371/7 by New Zealand while the lowest of 134 belongs to India women.
The weather at Mount Maunganui on Tuesday is expected to be partly cloudy. There’s only a 15% chance of rain with the temperature around 24°C.
New Zealand – Expected XI and Team News
New Zealand will be fielding a second-string side as 12 of their players have commitments to the Indian T20 League. Tom Latham will lead the side. Most of the names in the squad pick for themselves but keep an eye on the squad update after the toss.
Probable XI – Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Will Young, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (c/wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Kyle Jamieson, Doug Bracewell, Matt Henry, Blair Tickner, Ish Sodhi
Netherlands – Expected XI and Team News
The Netherlands will have Max O’Dowd and Stephan Myburgh back for this series after missing the matches against Bangladesh. Apart from the duo, players such as Fred Klaassen, Bad de Leed, Pieter Seelaar, Scott Edwards and Brandon Glover are sureshot starters.
Probable XI – Max O’Dowd, Stephan Myburgh, Vikramjit Singh, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards (wk), Pieter Seelaar (c), Logan van Beek, Fred Klaassen, Clayton Flyod, Philippe Boissevain, Brandon Glover
Head to head record of NZ vs NED
New Zealand and Netherlands have only competed against each other in one ODI, back in 1996. NZ had come out victorious on that occasion.
1st ODI: Five players to watch out for in the NZ vs NED match
Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:
Martin Guptill: Batter, New Zealand
Martin Guptill has been a mainstay for New Zealand at the top of the order. The opening batter has amassed 6927 runs in 186 ODI matches at an average of 42 and strike rate of 87. Guptill has hammered 16 hundreds and 37 fifties in the format, with the best of 237*. He’s priced at 9.5 credits and is a solid captaincy option.
Matt Henry: Bowler, New Zealand
Matt Henry, one of the best seamers in the New Zealand circuit, has pretty good numbers in ODI cricket. He has claimed 98 wickets from just 55 matches in the format at a strike rate of 29.3, including 10 four-wicket hauls. Henry will be a potent threat against the Netherlands and can be a good VC option, priced at 8.5 credits.
Fred Klaassen: Bowler, Netherlands
The 29yr old left arm pacer has done very well for the Netherlands in the ODI format. Fred Klaassen has only played 10 matches in this format, snaring 20 wickets at an average 17.55 and striking every 28.5 balls. His best bowling figures read 3 for 23. Klaassen is priced at 9 credits in the MPL XI.
Max O’Dowd: Batter, Netherlands
Max O’Dowd is amongst the top players for the Netherlands. The opening batter has only played eight ODIs so far, averaging 56.5 with 339 runs. O’Dowd has scored three fifties in eight innings. The 28yr old scored 30 runs in the warm-up game ahead of the series. O’Dowd will cost you 9.5 credits in the MPL XI.
Tom Latham: Batter, New Zealand
Tom Latham has done well for the Black Caps in the fifty-over format in recent times. His overall record is a bit underwhelming, with 2824 runs in 102 ODIs at an average of 34. But the left hander averages 55 in his last 10 matches, having scored 388 runs at 95 strike rate. Latham is priced at 9 credits in the MPL XI.
MPL Fantasy XI
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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.