Ireland’s tour of the Netherlands will start from today’s ODI match. Ireland will play three ODIs at the Sportpark Maarschal kerweerd, Utrecht.
Ireland announced its squad for this tour on 24th May and included Graeme McCarter in the team. He last played an ODI for Ireland in 2015. Also, all-rounder, Gareth Delany sustained a knee injury and has been replaced by Ben White in the Ireland team.
It will be the Netherlands’ second ODI series this year. The Netherlands played two ODIs against Scotland on 19th and 20th May. The series ended in a draw after both the teams won a game.
Netherlands won the first ODI after Max ODowd made 82 off 102 balls and guided the team to a score of 163 runs for the loss of eight wickets. The match was reduced to 33 overs due to rain. No other batter could score over 30 runs for the Netherlands.
Scotland made 149 runs after losing eight wickets in 33 overs. Richie Berrington was the highest scorer for Scotland. He made 41 runs off 43 balls but couldn’t guide his team to victory. Scotland fell 14 runs short of the target.
Vivian Kingma took three wickets for the Netherlands and was the highest wicket-taker in the game.
In the second ODI game, Netherlands made 171 runs before getting all-out.
Stephan Myburgh made 40 runs off 69 balls and Scott Edwards made 56 runs off 67. Alasdair Evans took a fifer for Scotland.
Scotland chased the total in 42.1 overs with the help of George Munsey’s 79 runs off 100 balls and Dylan Budge’s 40 runs off 47 deliveries.
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Both the teams have featured in a total of ten ODI games. Ireland has won seven out of the Netherlands vs Ireland head to head contests and Netherlands has won a single game. First Ireland vs Netherlands game was a no result contest due to rain.
The last game between both the teams ended in a draw which was played on 9th July 2013. Both the teams will engage in an ODI contest after around 8 years.
The Netherlands ' only win against Ireland happened on 5th February 2007, which was the second game between both the teams.
Ireland played the last ODI series this year against Afghanistan in UAE. William Portfield, one of the most prolific batters of the Ireland team is making a comeback to the team after he missed the bus to UAE.
Along with him, Graeme McCarter is also making a comeback. He last played for Ireland in 2015. Gareth Delany sustained a knee injury and has been replaced by Ben White.
Ireland also picked four additional players in the form of Peter Chase, Stephen Doheny, Graham Kennedy, and David O'Halloran.
Ireland playing 11 today match might look similar to this:
1. Paul Stirling
2. William Porterfield
3. Andrew Balbirine
4. Kevin O Brien
5. Harry Tector
6. Lorcan Tucker
7. Simi Singh
8. Mark Adair
9. Andy McBrine
10. Craig Young
11. Joshua Little
Netherlands played the last ODI series in May against Scotland. The Netherlands rested a few players and included some new players. Julian de Mey, Aryan Dutt, Vikramjit Singh,
Antonius Staal, and Paul van Meekeren have been rested. Aryan Dutt made his debut against Scotland and played both the games in that series. Paul van Meekeren took three wickets in that series.
Musa Ahmed, Brandon Glover, Fred Klaassen, and Timm van der Gugten are included in the squad against Ireland.
The Netherlands playing 11 today might look like this:
1. Stephan Myburgh
2. Max O'Dowd
3. Musa Ahmed
4. Pieter Seelar
5. Scott Edwards
6. Logan van Beek
7. Tobias Viese
8. Philippe Boissevain
9. Brandon Glover
10. Timm van der Gugten
11. Fred Klaassen
Both the teams will need few players to come out all guns blazing. Four players who might players an important role in today’s ODI match.
1. Paul Stirling
2. Kevin O Brien
3. Max O'Dowd
4. Pieter Seelar
Batters: William Porterfield, Andrew Balbirnie, Musa Ahmed, Stephan Myburgh
Wicket Keeper: Scott Edwards
All-rounders: Pieter Seelar, Max O'Dowd, Kevin O Brien
Bowlers: Joshua Little, Brandon Glover, Andy McBrine
Live Pitch Report Today Match
The Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd cricket ground is the home ground to Netherlands Women Team. The team has played the greatest number of games on this ground. But the Men’s team has not played a single game on this cricket pitch.
The Netherlands Men’s Team will be making the debut on this ground in this ODI match today.
The next two matches of the series will also be played on this ground.
Today weather report suggests that the temperature will remain between 27°C to 14°C. The match will start at 10:30 am local time and the atmosphere will remain partly sunny and very warm throughout the game.
Ireland vs Netherlands: Best Toss Prediction for Today’s Match
The team winning the toss will look to bowl first and use the help provided by the pitch in the morning.
The Netherlands is missing the services of some of the most experienced players in the squad due to county duty. Ireland has a more balanced side than the Netherlands. Today cricket match prediction for this game is that Ireland might win this game.
The live streaming of the Ireland vs Netherlands game will be available on the FanCode app. The match will start at 2:00 pm IST.
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