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New Zealand vs Netherlands, NZ vs RSA, Today Match Prediction

Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand

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New Zealand are set to host the only T20 match of the tour against the Netherlands.

  • New Zealand and the Netherlands have faced each other only once in the T20I format. In their last encounter, New Zealand had won the match by 6 wickets.
  • New Zealand will have an upper hand in this contest, but the Netherlands will have an opportunity to present their skills and test their players.
  • Max O’Dowd and Pieter Seelaar will have the responsibility to put up a fighting total against the mighty New Zealand bowling line-up.

We predict that New Zealand will defeat the Netherlands.

Tournament: South Africa tour of New Zealand, 2022 | Format: T20 | Venue: Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui, New Zealand | Toss: To Bowl

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The only T20I match of the Netherlands tour of New Zealand, 2022, will be played at McLean Park, Napier, New Zealand on 25th March 2022. New Zealand being a strong team in this contest will have a chance to test their bench strength, while the Netherlands will play to present their strengths and improve their ratings in International Cricket. Pieter Seelaar will lead the Netherlands team, while Tom Latham will lead New Zealand in this match. 

This T20 will be a good opportunity for the Netherlands to attain International T20 exposure for their team. This being the only T20 match of the tour, both the teams will play to win this T20 match and series. 

New Zealand and the Netherlands have played one T20I match in the past in 2014. The match was a close contest. Eventually, New Zealand won the match by 6 wickets. Brendon McCullum was the man of the match for scoring 65 runs off 45 balls. Peter Borren and Tom Cooper of the Netherlands had batted well and given a tough time to the New Zealand bowling unit.

New Zealand Preview

New Zealand is currently ranked 4th in the ICC T20I rankings. This rank does not define the strength of this squad rightly. They have played brilliant cricket in the past year and also were the finalists in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup. This is a single-match series and it will be important for New Zealand to win this match against the Netherlands.

Martin Guptill and Mark Chapman will be key batsmen for New Zealand. Guptill has been in great batting form. He has scored 360 runs in 10 matches with a strike rate of 135.84. Mark Chapman will get yet another occasion to prove his batting skills. So far, he has scored 84 runs in 3 matches with a strike rate of 128.17. 

Ish Sodhi will lead the bowling attack for New Zealand. Sodhi is an experienced bowler and can deliver regular wickets for his team. Martin Guptill will have to play the role of secondary bowler in this bowling unit. 

With key players missing in this New Zealand squad due to IPL 12, Tom Latham will have an added responsibility to lead the team to victory. Two debutants Michael Bracewell and Dane Cleaver have the perfect opportunity to present their skills and build an impression on the New Zealand team selectors.

Key Players: Tom Latham, Martin Guptill, Ish Sodhi, Colin de Grandhomme.

New Zealand Predicted Playing XI:

Martin Guptill, Michael Bracewell, Will Young, Tom Latham (C), Colin de Grandhomme, Mark Chapman, Dane Cleaver, Scott Kuggeleijn, Matt Henry, Ish Sodhi, Doug Bracewell.

Netherlands Preview

The Netherlands is an Associate team in international cricket. They currently hold 17th position on the ICC Men’s T20I Rankings. This contest will be beneficial in terms of gaining international experience and improving the level of cricket. The Netherlands team has a few key players and with the New Zealand team not playing this match with its primary players, the Netherlands would aim to win this match and seal this series.

Pieter Seelaar and Max O’Dowd will be the important batsmen. Both the batsmen will have a responsibility to score well and hold wickets against the New Zealand bowling unit. Seelaar has scored 148 runs in 10 matches with a strike rate of 112.9 and O’Dowd has scored 323 runs in 9 matches at a strike rate of 128.17. The opening pair of Vikramjit Singh and Max O’Dowd has to make sure the initial power play overs are utilized well.

Brandon Glover is the lead bower in the Netherlands bowling unit. Glover has to deliver timely wickets and ensure the bowling economy remains low. Pieter Seelaar will add to the strength of the bowling unit with his spin bowling. 

Netherland has an uphill task to beat New Zealand in this contest. They have been accustomed to the weather conditions in New Zealand, which improves their chances of excelling in this match.

Key Players: Pieter Seelaar, Max O’Dowd, Brandon Glover, Vikramjit Singh.

Netherlands Predicted Playing XI:

Max O’Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, Stephan Myburgh, Aryan Dutt, Pieter Seelaar (C), Philippe Boissevain, Brandon Glover, Clayton Floyd, Fred Klaassen, Ryan Klein, Bas de Leede.

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
16
0.70 mm.
8.59 k/h
From: SW
100%
03h
16
0.62 mm.
8.65 k/h
From: SW
100%
06h
17
1.39 mm.
9.82 k/h
From: SW
100%
09h
16
0.63 mm.
9.43 k/h
From: SW
100%
12h
16
0 mm.
9 k/h
From: SW
100%
15h
15
0.16 mm.
9.1 k/h
From: SW
100%
18h
15
0 mm.
9.24 k/h
From: SW
100%
21h
15
0 mm.
8.64 k/h
From: SW
99%

Weather Conditions

The weather will be partly cloudy on Thursday with temperatures ranging between 19°C and 17°C. This pitch has always favored bowlers and it will be a tough wicket to bat on. There is a slight possibility of rain in this match.

Venue Details

This T20I match will be played at McLean Park, Napier, New Zealand. This stadium was built in 1952 with a capacity of 10,500. T20 matches at this venue favor bowlers. In the last match played at this venue, New Zealand claimed an easy win over Bangladesh.

Toss: To Bowl

Toss will not play a major role in the result of this match. As the weather conditions remain consistent throughout the match, there is not much impact of toss. Whichever team wins the toss will choose to bowl first. 

The Netherlands team lacks experience and the New Zealand team is missing their first-choice players, this match is a challenge for both teams. It will be interesting to see which team overcomes their problems and emerges victorious. New Zealand has an edge over the Netherlands in this match. 

 

We predict that New Zealand will defeat the Netherlands.

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