Clashing Teams-Netherlands and West Indies
Date- June 2nd, 2022 (Thursday)
Time- 10:30 A.M (Local) and 02:30 P.M (IST)
Venue-VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen
Live Telecast- Fancode App
To keep the series alive, Netherlands will square-off against their Caribbean counterparts in the second ODI of the three-match ODI series scheduled to be played at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen. The Dutch saw seven wickets lost in the inaugural 50-over match where Teja Nidamanuru top-scored with 58 runs to clock 240 runs on scoreboard. The target was revised to 247 due to spells of rain but West Indies easily sailed aside the given target with seven overs to spare.
Netherland will definitely aim to register a thumping win in the must-win contest. The hosts will back the batting positives taken from Tuesday's game. Seven of the Dutch batters scored double digit scores while 47 runs from opener Vikram Singh and an unbeaten 58 runs from Teja Nidamanuru were the highlights of the match. However, Netherlands bowling was mediocre, and now boys need to bowl tight spells to stand against WI’s batting supremacy.
West Indies will be delighted with the approach shown by the team's batsman while chasing 241 runs target. They didn’t fell prey to cheeky and casual shots and dominated the crucial middle overs to wrap-up the match in the first ball of the 43rd over. Shout-outs for the ‘Player Of The Match’ Shai Hope for unbeaten 119 runs off 130 balls and Shamarah Brooks (60 runs off 67 balls) alongside Brandon King (58 runs off 51 balls) for curating the match-winning partnerships.
Riding on a comfortable lead in the series, ambitious West Indies will now aim to seal the series with another easy win in the second game. The Caribbean batters were on a rampage in the previous game and the same sort of sensible yet attacking batting will be on display in Thursday's game. Bowlers failed to get rid of Dutch batters on minimal scores and needed to revisit their game plan.
Netherlands batters exhibited positive intent with the bat. However, bowling was something that let them down and they need to step-up in the all-important game. Meanwhile West Indies had a good outing and will head into the game with ample confidence. Their batters are in the rocksolid form and will look to repeat Tuesday’s show. Expect West Indies to win here to seal the series.
Market Odds (As on 11:00 A.M)
Top Batter for Team Netherlands- Max O'Dowd- The right-handed batter is the core to Netherland’s batting line-up. Max has played 11 ODI matches while accelerating 359 runs with an average of 39.89.
Top Batter for West Indies-Nicholas Pooran – The newly appointed skipper is a seasoned player for the Men In Maroon having amassed 1121 runs at an average of 40.03 in 37 ODIs.
Probable Playing XI For The Match
Netherlands- Pieter Seelaar (c), Bas de Leede, Max O Dowd, Fred Klassen, Scott Edwards (wk), Tony Staal, Shariz Ahmed, Logan Van Beek, Vivian Knigma, Phillippe Boissevain, Teja Nidamanuru
West Indies- Nicholas Pooran (c & wk), Brandon King, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hossain, Hayden Walsh