NED vs IRE: Netherlands will match up against Ireland in the second ODI at Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd on June 4.
Both teams are walking into this encounter facing a final ball thriller in the series opener. Electing to bat first didn’t seem to go in the favour of the Netherlands as three-wicket hauls from Craig Young and Joshua Little restricted the hosts to just 195. The top scorer for the Netherlands was Tim van der Gugten with 49.
In reply, Ireland lost three wickets in the first three overs. However, Paul Stirling batted exceptionally well before losing his wicket for 69. Situation had gotten worse for Ireland as the home team were making their way back in.
Despite Simi Singh’s late 45, the visitors lost the game by one run. Skipper Pieter Seelaar bagged three wickets for the Dutch side. Tim van der Gugten was adjudged the player of the match for picking up 1/25 and scoring 49 runs.
Match: Netherlands vs Ireland
Date & Time: 4th June 2021, 2:00 PM IST
Venue: Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd, Utrecht
NED vs IRE Head-to-Head
In the 11 matches played between these two teams, Ireland has won seven matches and the Netherlands have won two matches.
During their previous encounter, the Netherlands won by one run and lead the three-match series 1-0.
The first match proved the wicket to be a bowler’s paradise. Bowlers picked up a handful of wickets during the first ODI along with economical spells. They are expected to dominate the second ODI as well.
With as high as 65% chances of rainfall, it is otherwise forecasted to be mildly humid. Passing by showers are expected during play.
NED vs IRE Predicted Playing XI
Scott Edwards(WK), Pieter Seelaar(C), Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper, Stephan Myburgh, Logan van Beek, Bas de Leede, Saqib Zulfiqar, Timm van der Gugten, Brandon Glover, Fred Klaassen
Lorcan Tucker(WK), Andrew Balbirnie(C), Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, William Porterfield, Andy McBrine, Simi Singh, Barry McCarthy, George Dockrell, Joshua Little, Craig Young
NED vs IRE Dream11 Team Prediction
Wicketkeeper: Lorcan Tucker
Batsmen: Paul Stirling (captain), Max O’Dowd, Stephan Myburgh
All-rounders: George Dockrell, Pieter Seelaar, Simi Singh (vice-captain)
Bowlers: Timm van der Gugten, Craig Young, Logan van Beek, Joshua Little