Fantasy Cricket Team

We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.

Pitch Report

Runs and only runs has been the story at the VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen. In both ODIs, the bowlers have struggled to find any success. Expect boundaries galore in the final ODI as well.


Probable XI for Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Shane Snater, Vivian Kingma

Probable XI for England: Jason Roy, Philip Salt, Jos Buttler (wk), Dawid Malan, Moeen Ali, Liam Livingstone, Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, David Willey, Reece Topley/Brydon Carse

Power Players

Since Philip Salt made his ODI debut, his scores read 7, 60, 37, 122, and 77. He is also the leading run-getter in this series.

After a blistering 162* in the opening game, Jos Buttler didn’t make an appearance with the bat in the second ODI. However, his current white-ball form makes him the most preferred pick in fantasy leagues.

With scores of 78 and 72, Scott Edwards has been the batter on show for the Netherlands. In addition to his explosive batting, he is also handling the wicketkeeping duties.

Dawid Malan may not be as aggressive as his other English colleagues, but he rarely misses out on making an impact. He averages 63.80, including the highest score of 125 in his relatively young 8-match ODI career.

Smart Picks

After being dismissed for a duck in the first match, Jason Roy responded with 73 off 60 balls in the second ODI. He can blow hot and cold, but on his day, has the ability to reduce any bowling attack to ashes.

David Willey has already bagged 4 wickets in the series. In fact, he has 15 scalps to his credit in the last five ODIs.

Given the form Liam Livingstone is in, he could get promoted up the order to unleash some big shots. He has also been rewarding fantasy players with the ball lately.  

Max O’Dowd is the man in form for the Netherlands. In his last five ODI innings, he has added 241 runs, including the highest score of 89 against the West Indies.

Bas de Leede and Tom Cooper are experienced cricketers capable of generating fantasy points with both bat and ball. They have always been the dark horses in fantasy leagues. 

Form Concern

Although Eoin Morgan has got two centuries and as many fifties against Ireland, he was dismissed for a duck for the second successive game against them in the second ODI. 

Match Preview

Netherlands haven’t managed to restrict the powerful English batters from going hell for leather in both games. The series is already lost, and the hosts will only be playing for pride in the final ODI. On the other hand, England are perfectly poised for a clean sweep in Amstelveen.

Time: 22 June, 2.30 PM IST


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