NZ vs NL Match Preview

The Black Caps brought up their A game in the inaugural game against England on Thursday to score a thumping win.

Matt Henry, who joined Trent Boult in the new-ball attack in the absence of Tim Southee, was in brilliant form as he picked up 3 wickets. He was well-supported by Boult at the other end, who kept up the pressure by drying up the runs.

The spinners picked up 5 wickets between them and they are likely to play yet another important role in this match as the pitch in Hyderabad does offer assistance to the slower bowlers. New Zealand stole the thunder with their explosive batting on Thursday as Devon Conway and Rachin Ravindra were in a belligerent mood.

Both scored individual centuries to put up an unbeaten 273-run partnership, which is the highest for New Zealand in a World Cup match.

The Black Caps are a bit short on experience in the middle order, especially in the absence of Williamson. However, all-rounders James Neesham and Mitchell Santner do provide depth to the batting. 

New Zealand seems content to go into games with three bowlers and fill the rest with part-timers.

While the Netherlands did lose their opening fixture against Pakistan, there are plenty of positives that the team will take from that match. Bas de Leede was in brilliant all-round form, picking up 4 wickets and also scoring 67 runs. He will once again be the key player for his team in this match.

In addition to Leede, the Netherlands has another quality seamer in the form of Logan van Beek, who is likely to start with the new ball with Paul van Meekeren. The spin attack consists of Aryan Dutt, Roelof van der Merwe, and Colin Ackermann.

They did a decent job in the match against Pakistan but more will be expected from them.

Coming to the batting, Vikramjit Singh scored a gritty half-century against Pakistan and provided good support to Bas De Leede as the duo put up 70 runs for the 3rd wicket. However, the team will need a better effort from players like Max O’Dowd, Scott Edwards, and Teja Nidamanuru if they want to reach a respectable total. 


Weather Report

The weather is expected to remain clear with plenty of sunshine and the temperature can reach up to 33 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

The pitch is likely to be hard and offers a good amount of bounce and pace. The batsmen will enjoy the consistent nature of the pitch and we can expect them to play plenty of shots. The average first-inning score is around 285. The outfield is pretty quick too. The spinners will get some help in the second half of the match.

Notable stats

Devon Conway: One of the Best in ODI Cricket

Devon Conway scored an unbeaten 152 in the match against England and crossed the 1000-run milestone in ODI cricket. He became the fastest Kiwi to do so, taking only 22 innings to reach the mark. He has an average of 54.00 and a strike rate of 89.76.

Team News

We expect both teams to field an unchanged playing XI for this match.

NZ vs NL Probable 11

NZ Playing 11

  • Devon Conway
  • Will Young
  • Rachin Ravindra
  • Tom Latham (C)
  • Daryl Mitchell
  • James Neesham
  • Glenn Phillips
  • Mark Chapman
  • Mitchell Santner
  • Trent Boult
  • Matt Henry

NL Playing 11

  • Vikramjit Singh
  • Max O’Dowd
  • Colin Ackermann
  • Scott Edwards (C)
  • Bas De Leede
  • Teja Nidamanuru
  • Saqib Zulfiqar
  • Aryan Dutt
  • Logan van Beek
  • Paul van Meekeren
  • Roelof van der Merwe
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing New Zealand to win this match. They have an impeccable record against the Netherlands and are superior to them in all departments. The team was clinical in its performance during the opening game, and we expect them to continue with the fine form. 


Top Picks

Rachin Ravindra: Rachin Ravindra scored an excellent century in the opening game and has emerged to be a reliable all-rounder for New Zealand. He has scored 312 runs in his ODI career and has also picked up 13 wickets.

Daryl Mitchell: Another capable all-rounder, Mitchell is known for his explosive brand of batting. He has scored 230 runs in his last 5 innings and has also picked up 2 wickets.

Bas de Leede: Bas de Leede is the top run-getter for the Netherlands in the last 5 ODI innings with 303 runs and has also picked up 14 wickets during the same time.  He put up a spectacular performance in the last game, picking up 4 wickets and also scoring 67 runs. 


NZ vs NL Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: D Conway (C), S Edwards

Batters: D Mitchell, G Phillips, W Young

All-rounders: B de Leede (VC), M Santner, R Ravindra

Bowlers: T Boult, L van Beek, M Henry

NZ vs NL Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction