In the third and final game of the three-match series against West Indies, the Netherlands will look to save face. In the previous game, the hosts were defeated by 5 wickets in one of the worst batting collapses in recent memory. The team squandered a promising start, which will have an impact on their confidence heading into this game.
The Netherlands have never won an ODI against the West Indies, which is likely to weigh heavily on their minds. Their batting lineup appears rusty, particularly in the middle order. The West Indies have already won the series, so they will go into this game with no pressure. It will be interesting to see if the Netherlands can record a historic victory over the West Indies in this game.
The 3rd ODI between Netherlands vs West Indies will take place on June 4th, 2022 at VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen.
Match Details to Note
Match: Netherlands vs West Indies, 3rd ODI, West Indies Tour of Netherlands 2022
Date: June 04, 2022 (Saturday)
Time: 2:00 PM IST
Venue: VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen
Netherlands vs West Indies Team Previews
Pieter Seelaar would be furious at his players after the devastating loss in the previous game. They messed up in the previous game from a position of strength. They had batted well, with a 101-run opening wicket stand. However, poor shot selection resulted in the team losing 10 wickets for 113 runs. Seelaar would be looking for a face-saving win in this game after already losing the series.
Vikramajit Singh and Max O’Dowd have performed admirably in both games, and the duo will need to fire on all cylinders here. Scott Edwards batted well, but the rest of the batting failed to reach double figures, and runs from Musa Ahmed and Bas de Leede in the middle order would be required. For the side to win, Seelaar and Teja Nidamanuru must contribute down the order.
The bowling attack hasn’t had much to defend, and Ryan Klien and Logan van Beek are expected to strike early in this game. Bas de Leede and Aryan Dutt must keep the scoring under control. Seelaar is a seasoned bowler who must deliver an enthralling performance with the ball in this game.
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: Pieter Seelaar (c), Max O’Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, Musa Ahmed, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Scott Edwards (wk), Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Ryan Klein, Vivian Kingma
Nicholas Pooran would be pleased with the series’ unassailable 2-0 lead. Their bowlers delivered a strong performance in the previous game. The West Indies captain, on the other hand, would like to see a better performance from his batsmen, who haven’t been at their best. The team will soon host Bangladesh, and their batsmen must prepare.
Shai Hope has played well, and he and Shamarh Brooks must put on a good opening wicket stand. Nkrumah Bonner isn’t in great form right now, so he’ll look to add runs in the middle order with Pooran. Brandon King has batted well in both games and, along with Kyle Mayers and Keacy Carty, strengthens the batting order.
Alzarri Joseph has bowled well, and the team hopes he can provide a good start with Mayers. In the previous game, Akeal Hosein used his variations to trouble the Dutch batsmen, and he will try to do the same with Hayden Walsh during the middle overs of this game. Anderson Phillip and Bonner will be looking to shine in supporting roles.
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 (c), Shai Hope (wk), Nkrumah Bonner, Shamarh Brooks, Brandon King, Keacy Carty, Kyle Mayers, Alzarri Joseph, Anderson Phillip, Hayden Walsh, Akeal Hosein
Netherlands vs West Indies Toss Prediction
The wicket has helped the bowlers early in the game, and the side chasing the score has won both games so far. The batsmen will face difficult conditions at the start of the game, and we expect the side that wins the toss to bowl first on this track.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The VRA Cricket Ground in Amstelveen has a lively surface that allows fast bowlers to move the ball in the air and off the surface. Stroke players have done well because the ball has landed nicely on the bat. Spinners don’t get much help from the surface and must rely solely on their variations.
On June 4, the skies over Amstelveen would be cloudy. The wicket is wet, and the conditions will make it difficult for the batsmen. Fast bowlers would cause the ball to swing, and under these conditions, the team batting first would be content with 270 runs.
Netherlands vs West Indies Match Prediction
The Netherlands will have to fight against history. They are looking for their first win against the West Indies in this format, and their performances in the first two games have raised too many questions. To win this game, the team’s middle order must perform well. The West Indies haven’t had a great run with the bat, but they are a more powerful team. They will be favourites here after winning their first two games.
West Indies is the favourite to beat Netherlands at the odds of 1.14.
- The Netherlands have lost all of their previous One-Day Internationals against the West Indies.
- The Netherlands’ batting isn’t in great shape, with eight of their batsmen scoring in the single digits in their last game.
- Shai Hope and Brandon King of the West Indies have scored more than 275 runs between them in two games.