August 03, 2022 9:02 AM
Alex Sarwar

Netherlands vs New Zealand – 1st T20 International Preview & Prediction

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When is Netherlands vs New Zealand taking place? Thursday, August 4th, 2022 – 16:00 (UK)

Where is Netherlands vs New Zealand taking place? VCC Ground, The Hague

What is the expected weather for Netherlands vs New Zealand? 20-21c, dry with sunny intervals and a gentle breeze throughout

What channel is Netherlands vs New Zealand on? This match will not be televised in the UK.

Where can I stream Netherlands vs New Zealand? This match can be streamed live on

New Zealand beat Netherlands by six wickets



  • Scott Edwards is set to captain and keeps wicket for Netherlands across this T20i series, but will be without a number of players due to either franchise or county cricket commitments such as Roelof van der Merwe and Paul van Meekeren.
  • In a boost for the Dutch, bowler Logan van Beek will be available whilst 22-year-old all-rounder Bas de Leede will be hoping to use these matches to further enhance his burgeoning reputation.


  • Since leaving England, New Zealand remain undefeated in their European white-ball tour, winning nine consecutive limited overs fixtures against Ireland and Scotland with five of those victories being in T20i cricket.
  • The Black Caps are not expected to any significant changes to their team and will likely pick the same side that racked up their record T20i score of 254 against Scotland last Friday, although that would involve having to leave out opener Martin Guptill.


As was the case against both Ireland and Scotland, New Zealand contain a squad far more experienced and far superior in ability compared to that of Netherlands, who are simply not at the level of their opponents. This is not to degrade the hosts, who have the capability to pull off a shock result on their day as they have done in the past. However, when you take into account how ruthless New Zealand were against Scotland in particular, it’s hard to look past them right now and the Black Caps should make it ten successive victories in white ball cricket within the past month.

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