NED vs NZ, 1st T20I Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction

By Real11 - Aug 4 2022 682 Views


New Zealand tour of Netherlands 2022

NED vs NZ, 1st T20I


The two match series between NED and NZ commences from today, with the first match at the Sportpark Westvliet, The Hague. The visitors are heading into this contest after a commanding 102-run win over Scotland in a T20I match. The hosts on the other hand have lost only one of their last five encounters. 

NZ have done extremely well in recent fixtures, defeating Ireland 3-0 and Scotland 2-0 in respective T20I series. Despite the absence of Kane Williamson and Tom Latham, the kiwis have managed to keep the level of their performance high which is truly commendable. Dane Cleaver and Micheal Bracewell have made the most of the very few opportunities they have got thus far and they will be hoping to continue their good form against the Dutch. 

Netherlands have not played any T20I game this year. They faced a 3-0 humiliation in ODIs against England in June. Led by Scott Edwards, the men in orange will try to put a spirited performance against a dominant NZ side. Both teams have played only one T20I game so far which was won by the black caps.   


Match Details

Match: NED vs NZ, 1st T20I, New Zealand tour of Netherlands, 2022

Date: Thursday, August 04, 2022

Time: 8:30 PM

Venue: Sportpark Westvliet, The Hague


Pitch Report

The Sportpark Westvliet surface hasn’t hosted many international matches, but traditionally it is a high scoring ground. Pace bowlers are expected to get some assistance during the early phase of the match. The team winning the toss should elect to bowl first as chasing teams have won 60% of matches at this venue. 


NED vs NZ Squads

NED: Scott Edwards (C), Tom Cooper, Bas de Leede, Stephan Myburgh, Vikramjit Singh, Shariz Ahmad, Teja Nidamanuru, Max O'Dowd, Logan van Beek, Clayton Floyd, Tim Pringle, Aryan Dutt, Vivian Kingma, Ryan Klein

NZ: Mitchell Santner (C), Martin Guptill, Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Michael Rippon, Finn Allen, Michael Bracewell, Dane Cleaver, Glenn Phillips, Lockie Ferguson, Adam Milne, Ben Sears, Ish Sodhi, Blair Tickner, Jacob Duffy


NED vs NZ Probable Playing XIs

NED: Stephan Myburgh, Max O'Dowd, Bas de Leede, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Teja Nidamanuru, Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Vivian Kingma, Ryan Klein, Shariz Ahmad

NZ: Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Dane Cleaver (wk), Mark Chapman, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner (c), Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Jacob Duffy.

Match Prediction

The kiwis are clear favourites to win this encounter. They are in great form, have a versatile squad and possess a better T20I record. We predict them to win this encounter and go 1-0 up in the series. 


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