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Netherland vs Ireland,2nd ODI- Team Analysis & Prediction I A Series Win Already?

by  Aman Singh  •  Last updated on 2021-06-03 22:44:04


Clashing Teams: Ireland and Netherland

Date: 04 June, 2021 (Friday)

Venue: Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd, Utrecht

Time: 10:30 AM (Local) and 02:00 PM (IST)

Head to Head: Netherland- 02 and Ireland- 07


   •  The Dutch team triumph a low-scoring thriller in the preceding face-off and will be eager to take the elevated confidence in the adjacent combat scheduled to be played on Friday. In the inaugural ODI, Netherlands fell prey to their own decision to bat first, as none of the frontline batsmen scored 30 odd runs. All thanks to surprise packaged van der Gugten’s innings of 49 runs at 8th down position that pushed Dutch score past 190 runs. The Dutch’s superlative bowling show was the highlight of the match, Pieter Seelar’s three wickets haul was the turning point of the game and helped Dutch team to register 1 run win against Ireland after 13 years stand-by.     

   •  Without any doubt, the Dutch team will be eager to seize their first-ever ODI series win against Ireland in the second ODI itself. However, Netherland’s batters need to embrace a skillful batting display, as none of the top order batsmen reciprocated their decent start into a big score in the initial match. Myburgh and Max O’Dowd are crucial for Dutch team’s success, at least one of the two needs to bat a bit longer in the middle overs. On the other side, skipper Pieter Seeler is crucial in both batting and bowling jobs and if all skits are performed accordingly then no one can stop Netherlands to attain 2-0 lead.     


   •  Team Ireland was in ‘how far, how close’ situation in the initial match and would definitely underline the Tuesday’s encounter as Do-or-Die match. Ireland’s batting proficiency in just wrapped up match majorly depends upon Paul Stirling, and he scored a lone warrior inning of 69 runs. Apart from Stirling, only Simi Singh displayed positive intent in the game in lower middle order with 45 runs, and all other batsmen were unable to cross even 20 runs mark. In bowling department, Craig Young excelled with three scalps and Logan van Breek achieved 2 wickets haul.

   •  Irish team will definitely aim to introduce some vital changes in the middle order to cope-up with the batting misery detected in the initial ODI. Paul Stirling is the key batsmen but definitely needs support either from William Porterfield or from skipper Andrew Balbirnie. Simi Singh needs to be promoted in the batting order for his heroic 45 runs that surely helped Irish team to commit a tough fight. On the bowling front, more pace variations and wicket searching deliveries are needed from Joshua Little and George Dockrell to sum up the 1-all lead.    


Topbets Prediction

Team Ireland will be under sheer pressure before the commencement of the scheduled match. On the other side, Netherlands need to play another good game to take away their first ODI trophy while playing against Ireland. Analyzing this crucial aspect, we can assure that Netherland will be the firm favorites to win the 2nd ODI. The average first inning total at this venue is quoted somewhere between 250-260 runs and 60% of the previous match has been won by the batting first team as wicket slows down a bit in the concluding inning.

Market Odds (As on 08:15 P.M)






Top Batsman for Netherlands- Max O’Dowd- The experienced Dutch batting all-rounder has played just 4 ODI matches in the past and scored a promising 235 runs at strike rate of 74.37 and recently Max accomplished his highest individual score of 86 runs.

Top Batsman for Ireland- Paul Stirling- The opening batsman of Irish team is known for his attacking batting and would be the crucial force in Ireland Playing XI. Paul has played 122 ODI innings so far and scored 4697 runs at 40 runs average and his highest ODI stats stand at massive 177 runs.

Pieter Seelaar to be Netherlands Top Bowler- The Dutch skipper changed the course of last match with his decisive 9 overs spell where he collected three crucial wickets at an economy rate of just 3.00. 

Probable Playing XI for the Match

Netherlands - Stephan Myburgh, Max O'Dowd, Ben Cooper, Pieter Seelaar (c), Scott Edwards (wk), Logan van Beek, Timm van der Gugten, Brandon Glover, Vivian Kingma, Tobias Visee, Philippe Boissevain

Ireland - Paul Stirling, Andrew Balbirnie (c), Graeme McCarter, Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker (wk), Mark Adair, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Joshua Little, Craig Young