Netherlands and Ireland will play the second match of the ongoing series on 4th May. The Netherlands won the first game of the series by a margin of one run. Ireland suffered a batting collapse at the start of the innings and couldn’t recover from it. Paul Stirling was the leading scorer for Ireland but he too couldn’t sail the sinking boat of Ireland in the game.
The first ODI of the Netherlands vs Ireland series was played at the Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd, Utrecht. The Netherlands won the toss and elected to bat.
Stephan Myburgh and Max ODowd opened the innings for the Netherlands and had a partnership of 32 runs for the first wicket. Myburgh was the first player to be dismissed. He made 20 runs off 30 balls.
Simi Singh took the wicket of ODowd. He made 23 runs off 25 balls. Timm van der Gugten’s 49 off 53 balls at the end helped the Netherlands to post a total of 195 runs in 50 overs. Joshua Little and Craig Young took three wickets each.
Williams Porterfield and Paul Stirling opened the innings for Ireland. Porterfield was dismissed in the second over of the innings. He made 5 runs off 5 balls. Ireland lost the next two wickets for a mere total of 11 runs. From there, Ireland’s chase was derailed. The first five wickets fell for a total of 69 runs in 22 overs.
Simi Singh joined Stirling in the middle. Both of them had a partnership of 66 runs before Stirling was dismissed for 69 runs off 112 deliveries.
Ireland needed 12 runs to win the game in the last over. Logan van Beek bowled the ultimate over for the Netherlands. The first ball of the over was a wide delivery. On the next ball, Singh got runout after completing the first run. In the end, Ireland lost the game by one run.
In the second ODI, Netherlands will look to continue their winning momentum. On the other hand, Ireland will look to get into old colors. Ireland lost a game to the Netherlands after 14 years.
We have mentioned all the details regarding the game in this Ireland vs the Netherlands today’s ODI match preview. We have added the today playing 11, today pitch report, weather report today, and match prediction today.
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The first ODI between the teams was the 11th game between both the teams. The Netherlands won the first game against Ireland on 5th February 2007 and had to wait for over 14 years for the second win. During this time, Ireland won seven games.
Paul Stirling has made the most runs for Ireland against the Netherlands. He has played seven games and made 355 runs at an average of 50.71 and a strike rate of 90.10.
Peter Borren, the former captain of the Netherlands team has made the most runs for his team against Ireland. He made 237 runs in ten games at an average of 26.33 and a strike rate of 89.09.
Kevin O'Brien of Ireland has taken 17 wickets in 10 games at an average of 15.82, an economy of 4.20, and a strike rate of 22.5. He is also one of the five bowlers who has taken a four-for.
Mudassar Bukhari, a former player of the Netherlands took 10 wickets in eight games at an average of 31.90, an economy of 5.22, and a strike rate of 36.6.
Ireland had a solid grip on the last game for quite a long period. But lost the momentum after the fall of three consecutive wickets. Ireland benched the experienced all-rounder Kevin O Brien in the last game. He can be included in this game. Apart from that, Ireland will not look to make any other significant change.
Ireland playing 11 today match might look similar to this:
1. Paul Stirling
2. William Porterfield
3. Andrew Balbirnie (c)
4. Harry Tector
5. Kevin O Brien
6. Lorcan Tucker (wk)
7. Simi Singh
8. Craig Young
9. Andy McBrine
10. Joshua Little
11. Barry McCarthy
Netherlands will look to maintain the winning momentum and might not make any change in the team in today ODI match.
The Netherlands playing 11 today might look like this:
1. Max ODowd
2. Stephan Myburgh
3. Ben Cooper
4. Pieter Seelaar (c)
5. Scott Edwards (wk)
6. Bas de Leede,
7. Logan van Beek
8. Saqib Zulfiqar
9. Brandon Glover
10. Timm van der Gugten
11. Fred Klaassen
Here is a list of four players who might play an important role in the ODI match today.
1. Timm van der Gugten
2. Pieter Seelar
3. Paul Stirling
4. Simi Singh
Batters: Max ODowd, Paul Stirling, William Porterfield, Harry Tector
Wicket Keeper: Lorcan Tucker
All-rounders: Pieter Seelaar, Simi Singh, Timm van der Gugten
Bowlers: Joshua Little, Logan van Beek, Craig Young
You can pick Paul Stirling or Pieter Seelaar as the captain of the team. You can pick Timm van der Gugten or Simi Singh as the vice-captain of the team.
This game will be played at the same venue. In the last game, the cricket pitch behaved in a very slow manner and helped medium pacers. In this game, the pitch is expected to behave in the same way. It will again be a low-scoring encounter.
Today’s weather report predicts that the temperature is expected to remain between 14°C to 26°C.
Today weather report also suggests that the atmosphere will remain very warm during the game.
Tomorrow weather report predicts that the temperature and conditions will remain the same in the city.
The toss will not have a huge impact on the game. The pitch is expected to remain the same throughout the game. However, the team winning the toss might for batting.
Ireland lost the last game by a mere margin of one run but they might be able to bounce back. Our today's match prediction is that Ireland is likely to 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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