The West Indies and the Netherlands meet for the first time in a bilateral ODI series. The West Indies team has suffered a steep decline over the last decade and is working hard to rebuild. In this series, they have a new skipper who has assumed full-time captaincy of the white ball for the first time. The Netherlands have named a very young squad for this series, with many players missing out due to county obligations. We anticipate a fresh start for both teams as they rebuild their teams for the future.
The 1st ODI between Netherlands vs West Indies will take place on May 31st, 2022 at VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen.
Match Details to Note
Match: Netherlands vs West Indies, 1st ODI, West Indies Tour of Netherlands 2022
Date: May 31, 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 2:00 PM IST
Venue: VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen
Netherlands vs West Indies Team Previews
In this series, the Netherlands will be led by regular captain Pieter Seelaar. In the batting department, they have experienced players like Bas de Leede, Max O Dowd, and Fred Klassen, as well as newcomers like Tony Staal, Shariz Ahmed, and Musa Ahmed. Scott Edwards will keep wicket, and they have depth in the lower middle order with Seelaar and Van Beek.
Logan Van Beek and Vivian Knigma are expected to take over new ball bowling duties, with Fred Klassen serving as the XI’s third seamer. Pieteer Seelaar will captain the bowling attack, with Phillippe Boissevain and uncapped Teja Nidamanuru joining him.
The top players of Netherlands to watch for in this match are Pietter Seelaar, Logan Van Beek, Max O Dowd.
Pieter Seelaar (c), Scott Edwards (wk), Shariz Ahmad, Logan van Beek, Philippe Boissevain, Aryan Dutt, Clayton Floyd, Fred Klaassen, Vivian Kingma, Ryan Klein, Bas de Leede, Musa Nadeem Ahmad, Teja Nidamanuru, Max O’Dowd, Vikram Singh, Tonny Staal
Predicted XI: Pieteer Seelaar, Bas de Leede, Max O Dowd, Fred Klassen, Scott Edwards (wk), Tony Staal, Shariz Ahmed, Logan Van Beek, Vivian Knigma, Phillippe Boissevain, Teja Nidamanuru
Following Kieron Pollard’s retirement, Nicholas Pooran has been named full-time captain. Shamarh Brooks, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran, and Rovman Powell will bat first, followed by Brandon King and Shai Hope in the middle order. They will look to strengthen their middle order by hitting with solidity and power in the lower order.
For this match, their three-man pace attack will be Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales, and Romario Shepherd. With their all-around abilities, Rovman Powell and Kyle Mayers could be of great assistance. For this match, their spin duo will be Akeal Hossain and Hayden Walsh.
The top players of West Indies to watch for in this match are Jayden Seales, Nicholas Pooran, Shai Hope.
West Indies Squad
Nicholas Pooran (c), Shai Hope (vc), Nkrumah Bonner, Shamarh Brooks, Keacy Carty, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Brandon King, Shermon Lewis, Kyle Mayers, Anderson Phillip, Rovman Powell, Jayden Seales, Romario Shepherd, Hayden Walsh Jr
Predicted XI: Nicholas Pooran, Brandon king, Shai Hope, Shamarh Brooks, Kyle Mayers, Nicholas Pooran, Rovman Powell, Alzarri Joseph, Jayden Seales, Romario Shepherd, Akeal Hossain, Hayden Walsh
Netherlands vs West Indies Toss Prediction
Both teams will look to chase down the total on this pitch because they have not played at this venue in a long time and are unfamiliar with the pitch conditions.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The VRA Ground pitch has a good balance of bat and ball with something in the surface for both of them. Bowlers will need to bowl hard lengths on this slow track and execute their strategies flawlessly. In this match, we anticipate an average score of 260-270 runs.
On the day of the match, the weather in Amstelveen will be dark and cloudy, with the possibility of weather delays.
Netherlands vs West Indies Match Prediction
West Indies’ batting line-up has good experience and depth, and they will look for some stability and solidity in the middle overs to guide their innings. They also have a strong bowling attack with a wide range of options in terms of pace and spin. The Netherlands have some new faces in their playing XI and will be hoping that their batting and bowling attacks gel well in this series. We believe the West Indies will win this match due to their all-round depth, experience, and strong batting lineup.
West Indies is the favourite to beat Netherlands at the odds of 1.10.
- West Indies has won both of their ODIs against the Netherlands so far.
- The Netherlands have lost their last six ODIs in a row, while the West Indies have lost their last five.
- The Netherlands has won 7, drawn 3, and lost 2 of their 12 home ODI bilateral series.