NZ vs NED | 2nd ODI - Match Preview, Match Predictions, Fantasy XI

The 2nd ODI match between New Zealand and Netherlands will be played on  April 2, at Seddon Park, Hamilton. 

Match Preview

New Zealand registered an easy win in the 1st ODI by 7 wickets to go 1-0 up in the series. Netherlands, after batting first posted 202 runs on the board, thanks to Michael Rippon (67 off 97) and Pieter Seelaar (43 off 75). Blair Tickner took 4 wickets while Kyle Jamieson picked 3 for New Zealand.

New Zealand, in reply, chased down the target with more than 11 overs to spare. Henry Nicholls’ 57 off 79 and Will Young’s unbeaten 103 off 114 helped the team cross the finishing line. Michael Rippon was also brilliant with the ball in hand as he took 2 wickets for Netherlands.

It will be a do-or-die game for Netherlands as they have to win it to keep the series alive. The Black Caps, on the other hand, will be looking to seal the series with another win in Hamilton.

Match Details:

  • Match: New Zealand vs Netherlands, 2nd ODI

  • Venue: Seddon Park, Hamilton

  • Date & Time: April 2nd at 6:30 AM IST & 2:00 PM Local Time

  • Live Streaming: Amazon Prime Video.   

Pitch Report:

The pitch here at Seddon Park will assist the batters more. Boundaries are quite small, and hence one can expect a high-scoring match on Saturday. Quick bowlers will get some early swing while batting will become easy in the second half of the game. Both the teams will look to bat second after winning the toss. 

Pitch Stats (ODIs)

  • Matches Played: 44

  • Matches Won Batting First: 16

  • Matches Won Bowling First: 26

  • Average 1st Inning Score: 237

  • Average 2nd Inning Score: 211

Injury Update/Players' Availability

There are no injuries in the squad. Teams are expected to play with the same playing XI. 


New Zealand

Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Will Young, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (c & wk), Colin de Grandhomme, Blair Tickner, George Worker, Doug Bracewell, Michael Bracewell, Ish Sodhi, Kyle Jamieson, Matt Henry,


Stephan Myburgh, Max O'Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards (wk), Pieter Seelaar (c), Fred Klaassen, Brandon Glover, Boris Gorlee, Clayton Floyd, Michael Rippon, Logan van Beek, Philippe Boissevain, Aryan Dutt, Ryan Klein, Shariz Ahmad

Probable Playing XI 

New Zealand

Martin Guptill, Henry Nicholls, Will Young, Ross Taylor, Tom Latham (c & wk), Michael Bracewell, Colin de Grandhomme, Ish Sodhi, Kyle Jamieson, Matt Henry, Blair Tickner


Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards (wk), Michael Rippon, Pieter Seelaar (c), Logan Van Beek, Philippe Boissevain, Fred Klaassen, Brandon Glover

Fantasy XI Suggestion 1 

Wicket-Keeper: Tom Latham

Batters: Martin Guptill, Stephan Myburgh, Will Young, Henry Nicholls

All-Rounders: Pieter Seelaar, Michael Rippon, Colin de Grandhomme

Bowlers: Kyle Jamieson, Fred Klaassen, Blair Tickner

Captain: Henry Nicholls

Vice-Captain: Michael Rippon

Fantasy XI Suggestion 2

Wicket-Keeper: Tom Latham

Batters: Martin Guptill, Will Young, Henry Nicholls

All-Rounders: Pieter Seelaar, Michael Rippon, Colin de Grandhomme, Logan van Beek

Bowlers: Kyle Jamieson, Blair Tickner, Fred Klaassen

Captain: Martin Guptill

Vice-Captain: Michael Rippon

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