The Netherlands will host New Zealand for a two-match T20I series on August 4 and 5. The matches will be played on consecutive days at the Sportpark Westvliet, The Hague. The matches will start at 8.30 pm IST which is 5 pm local time.
The Netherlands will be led by Mitchell Santner as Kane Williamson continues to rest ahead of his comeback in the series against West Indies. The Netherlands will be led by Scott Edwards in the T20I series.
New Zealand has announced a 15-member squad for the T20I series against the Netherlands. The squad will be led by Mitchell Santner. The Netherlands has announced a 14-member squad for the series. The Kiwis are fresh from their T20I series win over Scotland. They defeated Scotland in the 1st T20I by 68 runs, 2nd T20I by 102 runs, and 3rd T20I by 7 wickets.
The Netherlands are yet to play T20I cricket this year. They have played ODIs against West Indies at the start of the year followed by another series against England. They were whitewashed in both the ODI series. They will now play New Zealand and Pakistan in the month of August.
Kiwi selector Gavin Larsen is seeing this upcoming series as a great opportunity for the newly selected players in the squad. Martin Guptill, Ish Sodhi, Lockie Ferguson and Santner himself form the core of this current side.
“Firstly, it’s really exciting to be embarking on tours of these developing cricket nations. With more full member nations playing them both home and away we’re seeing how much they’re improving and we know they’ll fancy their chances in their own conditions” selector Gavin Larsen said.
“Coming off the back of the England Test series and in the middle of another busy year, these tours were always going to be an opportunity to further test our depth in white-ball cricket. With a T20 World Cup in Australia just around the corner and an ODI World Cup in India next year – this is a great chance to give players further opportunities on the international stage” said Kiwi coach Gary Stead on the back of Larsen’s comments.
NED vs NZ: Weather Forecast And Pitch Report of Sportpark Westvliet, The Hague –New Zealand Tour of Netherlands 2022, 1st T20I
The match starts at 5 pm IST when the temperature is expected to be around 23 to 25 degrees. There will be scattered clouds in between the sunshine and there is a 25 per cent chance of rain. The venue has hosted just 8 T20Is with 130 the average first innings score and 121 in the second.