Netherlands vs New Zealand – 2nd T20 International Preview & Prediction
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When is Netherlands vs New Zealand taking place? Friday, August 5th, 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? 17-19c, dry with sunshine and a moderate 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 ICC.tv
New Zealand beat Netherlands by 16 runs
- Netherlands may have lost the opening T20i match between these two nations, but their performance with the ball was more than respectable and the chase was never totally out of the question whilst Bas de Leede was at the crease, the young Dutch talent hitting 66 from 53 balls.
- If the hosts are to gain any success in this next game, they need to avoid the sort of batting collapse which let them down on Thursday and more players must contribute with the bat, as only three of them made double figure scores last time out.
- Whilst New Zealand didn’t produce the batting fireworks we saw in Scotland, their strength-in-depth down the order ensured they accumulated a good total in the last game, before some excellent powerplay bowling from Blair Tickner in particular allowed them to seize a grip on the contest, ultimately winning by 16 runs.
- Taking wickets consistently has become a real strength of New Zealand’s across this European tour in T20i cricket and something they’ll be looking to continue here in a bid to extend their winning run.
The superiority of New Zealand may have shown in the opening T20i, but specific moments in the game can give the Netherlands belief going forward even beyond this series that they can compete with the bigger nations, especially with ball. As expected though, the deep batting line-up of the Black Caps once again played a huge factor in their success and Netherlands simply cannot match them on that front. This makes winning games of cricket extremely difficult and with confidence sky high among their camp, New Zealand should be able to make it two wins in two days.