Netherlands vs New Zealand, 1st T20i, Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket

The last time these teams faced off was in 2014.

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The Netherlands welcome New Zealand in a Twenty20 International Series at Sportpark Westvliet. There will be two Twenty20 Internationals in the series.

The Netherlands meet New Zealand in the first T20 on Thursday (4 August). New Zealand are in brilliant form as they beat Ireland 3-0 and Scotland 2-0 in the T20 series. Even without Kane Williamson and Tom Latham, the team's batting looked solid. The teams led by Mitchell Santner have momentum and will try to dominate the Netherlands. While the hosts would hope to have a fight and try to find the right combinations.

Match Preview

The Netherlands host New Zealand in an international T20 series at Sportpark Westvliet. The series will consist of two T20 Internationals. Both teams' stats so far have recently confirmed their stunning form. New Zealand will come into play by beating Scotland in a 102-run T20I match. They haven't lost in the last five games. In the last five games, the Netherlands lost to Zimbabwe by just 37 runs. We see teams playing exciting games.
After an impressive win over Ireland and Scotland in the T20I series, New Zealand will travel to the Netherlands for a two-game T20I series. Both Ireland and Scotland have failed to beat New Zealand in a single game and it will be a difficult task for the Netherlands as well.
The hosts last played in the T20 World Cup qualifiers, where they lost to Zimbabwe in the final, despite qualifying for the T20 World Cup in Australia. They have some good players and if they all fulfill their potential, the Netherlands can compete with New Zealand. They can get good results on the board, but their bowling will be a cause for concern.

Pitch Report and Conditions

The wicket offered at Sportpark Westvliet hasn't seen too much international cricket action. However, if we take a closer look at the games played here, we'll see that traditionally this has never really been a high-scoring surface. Bowlers will have a hard time getting away on this surface. The team that wins the toss bowls first here, as the team that bats second has a 60% winning record on this floor. But considering the difference in quality between the two teams, the toss might not be a big factor in the end.

Toss Prediction

The wicket appears to be in the batsmen's favor. But it might help the spinners a bit as the game progresses. But the teams batting second have a better overall winning record. So the team that wins the draw will be the first to look at the field at that venue.

Weather Report

The weather will be partly cloudy and the temperature will range between 23 to degrees. The chance of rain is minimal, but the weather in Europe is very unpredictable.

Probable Playing 11s

NED Playing 11

Stephan Myburgh, Max ODowd, Bas de Leede, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Teja Nidamanuru, Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Shariz Ahmad, Vivian Kingma, Aryan Dutt.

NZ Playing 11

Finn Allen, Martin Guptill, Mark Chapman, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Dane Cleaver (wk), Michael Rippon, Mitchell Santner (c), Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson, Ben Sears.

Squads Information

Netherlands

Stephan Myburgh, Max ODowd, Bas de Leede, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards(w/c), Teja Nidamanuru, Tim Pringle, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Ryan Klein, Vivian Kingma, Clayton Floyd, Shariz Ahmad, Vikramjit Singh

New Zealand

Martin Guptill, Finn Allen, Dane Cleaver(w), Glenn Phillips, Daryl Mitchell, James Neesham, Michael Bracewell, Mitchell Santner(c), Lockie Ferguson, Ish Sodhi, Jacob Duffy, Blair Tickner, Michael Rippon, Mark Chapman, Ben Sears.

Top Picks for NED vs NZ Dream11 Match

Martin Guptill the T20 veteran will try to put in a good performance against the Netherlands. He started in the last few series but couldn't convert them into big scores. However, he has looked in great touch.
Finn Allen scored a wonderful hundreds against Scotland in the T20I series and he will look to keep the momentum going and play more good innings to increase his chances of making the T20 World Cup squad for New Zealand.
Max O'Dowd is the record run scorer for the Netherlands in T20Is. He has 1,339 carries in 48 games on a 30 average. He's someone who likes to play his shots and punches as an opener for the Netherlands. If he lasts 7-8 overs, the Netherlands will be off to a good start, while O'Dowd will also have some good runs under his belt.
Scott Edwards will captain the Netherlands. Although he had 477 runs from numerous short shots in his T20I career, his ability behind the wickets sets him apart.
Jimmy Neesham he is a good all-rounder who can contribute with both racquet and ball. Though he can be fickle at times, he's a match winner on the day.
Mitchell Santner is one of the most underrated weirdos in T20Is. Almost every game he takes wickets for New Zealand and at the same time is extremely economical. He can also come in and play some big shots if needed. He's a very valuable player in T20Is, and when he's available for low credits, don't think twice about adding him to the team.
Ish Sodhi has excelled in recent games and has the ability to take wickets at crucial moments. In his last five games, taking wickets in every game, he finished with 11 wickets. In this game, the captain will choose him.