NED vs IRE Today Match Prediction: Netherlands beat the visitors Ireland by a mere margin of 1 run in the first ODI. It was their first victory against Ireland at home and the first ODI win since 2007. On a slow Utrecht pitch, Netherlands relied on their spinners and slow bowlers to script a win after failing miserably with the bat in the first innings. The 2nd ODI hence becomes way too important for Ireland so as to stay alive in the 3 match ODI series. Expect a cracking contest this Friday.
In NED vs IRE Dream 11 Prediction, let’s see player stats and team form next.
Top Performers from the last match
Max O’ Dowd: He scored 90 runs from 2 matches in the recently concluded ODI series against Scotland. He has a career average of 78.33.
Van der Gugten: He scored 49 runs and picked up 1 wicket in the last match.
Other valuable choices: Logan Von Beek, S Myburg
Paul Stirling: He is an experienced campaigner. He averages over 40 and most importantly he was the top scorer of the last match with 69 runs.
Joshua Little: He was very impressive in the first match where he picked up 3 wickets inside 10 overs by just giving away only 32 runs.
Other Valuable Picks: Craig Young, Simi Singh
NED playing 11 (likely): Max O’Dowd, Stephan Myburgh, Ben Cooper, Bas de Leede, Pieter Seelaar, Scott Edwards, Saqib Zulfiqar, Logan van Beek, Fred Klaassen, Timm van der Gugten, Brandon Glover.
IRE playing 11 (likely): Paul Stirling, William Porterfield, Andy Balbirnie, Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker, Simi Singh, Andy McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Craig Young, Josh Little.
Head-to-Head (ODI format)
Records at Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd (ODI format)
Current Rankings (ODI)
Even though the Netherlands won the last match, a significant weakness was found in their batting department. The Irish side will look to exploit that weakness to its fullest by using their experience. If the team batting first can score above 250, then that would be difficult to chase on in this slow pitch. The only team among these 2 which is capable of doing this by practical logic is Ireland.
Today match score: Average first innings score on this ground is 210.
Today pitch report: The wicket in Utrecht is a slow one, favouring the spinners largely. It is most likely to be a low-scoring match.
Who won yesterday match: The Netherlands won the last match by just 1 run.
Schedule: NED vs IRE, 4th June at 2:00 PM IST.
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