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Netherlands vs Scotland, Scotland Tour of Netherlands 2021, Today Match Prediction 19 May 2021


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Scotland and Netherlands face off after a decade

  • Scotland have a 3-match winning streak over Netherlands in ODIs but the last time they met was on 2011.  
  • Netherlands won their last ODI series against Zimbabwe by 2-0 margin.
  • Scotland did not play any international match in 2020.

Scotland will win the match

Tournament: Scotland Tour of Netherlands 2021 | Format: ODI | Venue: Hazelaarweg | Toss: To Bowl

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The world has changed a lot in the last 2 years amidst the pandemic and cricket as a game too has been affected badly. We are in the times where even the established teams play very less nowadays whereas the associate teams who are already playing very less matches and taking a big toll. Scotland and Netherland did not play a single ODI match in the 2020 and are all set the face off each other after a long time.  Both teams will be delighted to get in the field and will look to win this match going ahead.

Netherlands Preview

Netherlands team played a tri-nation T20I series in 2021 winning 3 out of the 5 matches they played. Their skipper Pieter Seelaar is their most experienced player in the squad in ODIs. Max ODowd, Bas Le Beede, Ben Cooper, Tobias Visee, and Scott Edwards will form the batting line up and they will look to translate their T20I form and experience in ODI matches in this series.

Pacers Van Meekran and Vivian Knigma are expected to slot in as the new ball bowling partners. Ben Cooper and Sebastian Brat will join the pace bowling department as the third and fourth seamers in the playing XI. Phillipe Boissevan is expected to pip Aryan Dutt as the lone spinner in the XI.

Top players to bet on:

Pieter Seelaar – Seelaar has 50+ wickets in the ODIs and T20Is for Netherlands and is the only player to claim the record so far. He will look to lead his team from the front with his bowling and batting performances.  

Max ODowd – ODowd scored 2 fifties in the 2 ODI matches he played so far and helped his team win both matches. He scored a T20I century in the Tri-series recently and will be high on confidence.

Netherlands Predicted Playing XI:

Max ODowd, Tobias Visee, Scott Edwards (wk), Ben Cooper , Bas de Leede, Pieter Seelaar (c), Antonius Staal/Vikramjit Singh, Sebastiaan Braat, Philippe Boissevain, Paul van Meekeren, Vivian Kingma

Scotland Preview

Scotland team will take the field after more than a year`s gap. Kyle Coetzer, Richie Berrington, Callum Mcleod, and George Munsey form a strong top –order for the team with all-rounders Michael Leask and Alasdair Evans with keeper Mathew Cross forming the middle order for the team.

Safyaan Sherif and Alasdair Evans are expected to lead the pace attack alongside rookie Gavin Main slotting in as the third seamer for the team. Spinners Mark Watt and Hamza Tahir are expected to slot in the playing XI for this match. 

Top players to bet on:

Kyle Coetzer – Coetzer has 4 centuries and 17 fifties in the ODIs and is one of the greatest players from Scotland. He will look to score more runs and help his team win more matches in the coming days.  

Safyaan Sherif – Sherif is one of the leading bowlers for Scotland and will need to lead the pace attack in this series. He has 64 wickets from 42 matches so far.

Scotland Predicted Playing XI:

Kyle Coetzer (C), Richie Berrington, Callum Mcleod, George Munsey, Michael Leask, Alasdair Evans, Mathew Cross (Wk), Safyaan Sherif, Gavin Main, Mark Watt, Hamza Tahir

W. speed
W. direction
0.32 mm.
3.1 k/h
From: SSW
0.11 mm.
3.2 k/h
From: SSW
0.36 mm.
3.88 k/h
From: SW
1.00 mm.
5.35 k/h
From: W
1.08 mm.
4.61 k/h
From: W
0.34 mm.
3.64 k/h
From: WNW
0 mm.
3.59 k/h
From: NW
0 mm.
2.11 k/h
From: WNW

Weather Conditions

Rotterdam will have a dark and cloudy weather on the match day with rain interruptions expected. Rain delays might bring DL equation into consideration in this match.

Venue Details

Rotterdam is one of the good pitches with assistance for both batsmen and bowlers. Pacers might enjoy bowling with the new ball and the ball might seam around troubling the batsmen. We can expect average scores in the range of 240-250 runs in this match.

Toss: To Bowl

Chasing is the best option when you are unsure of the conditions and we expect both captains to bowl first and use the moisture content in the pitch.

Scotland team has better playing XI in terms of experience among the two teams and they also have a 6-2 win-loss ratio over the Netherlands. But lack of game time and new look pace attack might be their big worries in this match. Scotland players will look to give spirited performances and get a win in this match. They need to bring their T20I experience to ODIs. We expect Scotland to win this match.

Scotland will win the match


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Author: Dhinesh Kumar