We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Pitch Report for Netherlands vs West Indies
Batters from both sides enjoyed their time in the opening ODI at the VRA Ground in Amstelveen. Unlike the first game, rain is unlikely to intervene. That said, the captain winning the toss might still be tempted to chase.
Time: 2 June, 2.30PM IST
Probable Netherlands & West Indies Playing XIs
Probable XI for Netherlands: Max ODowd, Vikramjit Singh, Musa Ahmed, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards (wk), Pieter Seelaar (c), Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Ryan Klein, Vivian Kingma
Probable XI for West Indies: Shai Hope (wk), Nkrumah Bonner, Shamarh Brooks, Nicholas Pooran (c), Brandon King, Keacy Carty/Rovman Powell, Kyle Mayers, Alzarri Joseph, Anderson Phillip/Jayden Seales, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein
Power Players for Today’s Match
Shai Hope proved his class once again by scoring a match-winning 119* in the last game which included 12 fours and 2 sixes. Despite Nicholas Pooran’s presence, he is likely to continue keep wickets as well.
Along with Hope, Shamarh Brooks too displayed get maturity in stitching an opening partnerships of 120, before being dismissed for 60. In only 7 ODIs, he has got two 40s, one 60 and a 90.
Smart Picks for Today’s Match
Logan van Beek got wickets of Brooks and Nkrumah Bonner in consecutive deliveries and finished the match with figures of 2 for 49. Before this series, he also bagged 7 wickets against New Zealand in the three ODI’s.
By keeping things tight, Akeal Hosein managed to get rid of two top-order batters from Netherlands. He has picked 9 wickets in his last 5 ODIs.
Like we saw in the recently concluded Indian T20 League, Alzarri Joseph can extract good pace and bounce and trouble the inexperienced batters from Netherlands.
Although Netherlands lost the first match, fantasy players were handsomely rewarded by Teja Nidamanuru’s fighting knock of 58.
Kyle Mayers can add handy fantasy points with both bat and ball. Besides having the knack of breaking partnerships, he can also smash a few around the park with the willow.
Although Brandon King can open the batting, he was moved down the order in the first ODI. In the end, he ended up scoring a brisk 58 off 51 balls.
Before getting trapped by Akeal Hosien, Vikramjit Singh appeared in fine touch as he raced to 47 off 45 balls. Along with him, his partner Max ODowd also managed to score useful runs.The hosts will need consistency from their openers if they are to challenge the visitors.
Nicholas Pooran might have got out for only 7 in the opening match. That said, he will remain a huge threat for the hosts. We might see a few lusty blows going forward.
Netherlands vs West Indies Match Preview
Although West Indies comfortably won the first game by 7 wickets (DLS method), Netherlands will be no pushovers in this format. West Indies have the reputation of blowing hot and cold. Moreover, they are also missing some of their marquee match-winners on this tour and the hosts could take advantage of that.