Time: 2 Apr 6.30 AM IST,
Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton
The team chasing a score has won the last six matches at this venue. Almost 700 runs were piled on when New Zealand and India last played an ODI in Hamilton. Clear weather is forecast for the full game.
Probable XI for New Zealand: Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Will Young, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (c & wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Kyle Jamieson, Matt Henry, Blair Tickner
Probable XI for Netherlands: Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards (wk), Pieter Seelaar (c), Michael Rippon, Logan van Beek, Philippe Boissevain, Fred Klaassen, Brandon Glover
We have opted for a fantasy cricket team based on the recent performances, overall impact, and credit points.
Since making his ODI debut in early 2020, Kyle Jamieson has gone wicketless only once. His awkward bounce and movement proved tricky for the Dutch in the first game. Expect this Kiwi seamer to be amongst the wickets going forward.
Although Netherlands lost, Michael Rippon stood tall with his all-round performance. First he scored 67 with the willow and followed it up by picking 2 wickets with the ball. Given his potential, he should be a hot pick in fantasy leagues.
Ross Taylor was dismissed for only 11 in the first game. That said, the last time he played an ODI at this venue, he scored a match-winning 109 off 84.
Opening the batting, Henry Nicholls scored 57 in the series opener. He also averages 59.33 at Seddon Park. If Netherlands don’t get him early, the southpaw is likely to make them pay.
Martin Guptill might have missed out on scoring big in the opening ODI but, he has all the ammunition to strike big. His recent ODI scores read 2, 26, 20, 38, and 40.
Playing in his only third ODI, Will Young walked away with the Player of the Match award for scoring a brilliant 103*. He will be hungry for more going forward.
After dismissing the top-order batters, Blain Ticker also polished the Netherlands tail. His four-wicket haul should keep his spirits high ahead of the second ODI.
Tom Latham doesn’t go hell for leather. That said, he smartly accumulates runs by playing bisecting the fielders. The Kiwi skipper also dons the gloves.
Pieter Seelaar ended up as the second-highest scorer (43) for his side. With the ball too he remained economical, adding handy bonus fantasy points.
Fred Klaassen bowled well but couldn’t add anything to his wickets column. That said, the Dutch seamer is known for his ability to strike early in the powerplay.
Openers Stephan Myburgh and Max O’Dowd failed to contribute anything significant on the scoreboard. However, the tourists will continue to bank on the duo for runs at the top.
After convincingly beating Netherlands in the opening ODI, the Kiwis will be eager to wrap up the deal. While the Dutch will have to play out of their skins to take the series into a decider, New Zealand will walk into this clash knowing that they are on a five-match winning streak at Hamilton.