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GameDay Squad Cricket Match Preview - New Zealand vs Netherlands

Get ready for an epic showdown! Check out our Cricket Match Preview of New Zealand vs Netherlands, featuring key players and predictions.


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The Netherlands come up against New Zealand in match six of the ICC Men’s World Cup in Hyderabad on the 9th of October.

The Netherlands played Pakistan in their first match of the CWC, and Pakistan won by 81 runs. The Netherlands put Pakistan under pressure early and had them 38/3 in the ninth over, but Pakistan fought back and put 120 runs for the fourth wicket. Pakistan set the Netherlands as total 286 to win. Despite the heroics of Bas de Leede, Pakistan was able to pick up wickets at regular intervals and bowled out the Netherlands in the 41st over for 205.


The top performers in GDS for the Netherlands were.

Bas de Leede – 192 points

Colin Ackermann – 101 points

Logan van Beek – 80 points

Vikram Singh – 71 points

Aryan Dutt – 64 points


New Zealand played England in their first match of the CWC and won comfortably by nine wickets. The Kiwis were put under pressure early as England moved through to 40 without loss in the 7th over before losing their first wicket. After making the first break through, New Zealand were able pick-up regular wickets and ended restricting England to 282 runs. Their run chase wasn’t off to a great start as they lost Will Young in the second over. After that it was plain sailing with Conway and Ravindra put together a 273-run partnership, reaching England’s total in the 37th over.

The top performers in GDS for New Zealand were.

Devon Conway – 201 points

Rachin Ravindra – 194 points

Matt Henry – 118 points

Trent Boult – 68 points

Mitchell Santner – 65 points


Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium and Pitch Information


This pitch offers a balanced surface that can work for both batters and bowlers. Early on the pitch tends to be favorable for the pace bowlers and we may see some seam and swing. As the match goes on and the batters get their eye in, the pitch can favor the batsman and we may some runs.


This will be the Netherlands second game at this ground in the CWC and they might be able to adapt to the conditions quicker than New Zealand. The Netherlands won the toss against Pakistan and put them into bat. I wonder if they will do the same today if they win the toss again!


Netherlands vs New Zealand predicted XIs


Netherlands: Vikramjit Singh, Max O'Dowd, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Saqib Zulfiqar, Roelof van der Merwe, Aryan Dutt, Paul van Meekeren and Ryan Klein


New Zealand: Devon Conway, Will Young, Rachin Ravindra, Daryl Mitchell, Tom Latham, Glenn Phillips, Mark Chapman, Tim Southee/Lockie Ferguson, Mitchell Santner, Matt Henry and Trent Boult


Who to play in your GDS starting XI


Batters

The three batters that I am likely going to start will be Devon Conway, Will Young & Daryl Mitchell. Over the last ten matches these players average the following points based on the GDS scoring.

Devon Conway – 82 points

Will Young – 48 points

Daryl Mitchell – 85 points


Conway was simply outstanding against England. In his of 201-point performance, he scored 152 runs, hit nineteen fours, three sixes and made one catch. He is a must start for me moving forward. Young didn’t really trouble the scorers and Mitchell didn’t have to bat but I like them above the other two batters available for selection. I am fading Mark Chapman due to him likely batting in the lower-mid order. I was not overly impressed with O’Dowd’s innings of just five runs in his opening match either. I am expecting New Zealand to win this match and believe Conway, Young and Mitchell offer a higher ceiling than Chapman and O’Dowd.


If you don’t have the suggested three players in your squad, I have ranked the remaining batters for Netherlands and New Zealand in the following order. O’Dowd and Chapman.

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All-Rounders


The four all-rounders that I am likely going to start will be Rachin Ravindra, Mitchell Santner, Bas de Leede and Colin Ackermann. Over the last ten matches these players average the following points based on the GDS scoring.


Rachin Ravindra – 77 points

Mitchell Santner – 64 points

Bas de Leede – 130 points

Colin Ackermann – 75 points


I think picking the starting all-rounders is the hardest part of setting your squad for this match. I tend to favour all-rounders that bowl more as they generally score higher due to dot balls being worth one point in GDS. My top two all-rounders are Ravindra and de Leede for this match. Both players had extremely good games in their opening games of the CWC. In Ravindra’s 194-point performance he scored 123 runs, hit eleven fours, five sixes, took one wicket and averaged 1.4 dot balls per over. In de Leede’s 192-point performance he scored 67 runs, hit six fours, two sixes, took four wickets and averaged 2.4 dot balls per over. Santner and Ackermann are my other two picks due to them both bowling ten and eight overs respectively in their first game of the CWC. I think Santner will be continue to bowl his full complement of overs but I don’t like how he is predicted to bat at nine. With him batting so low, limits his upside. Ackermann is likely to continue to bowl a decent number of his overs and he offers a high ceiling with coming in at first drop with the bat.


If you don’t have the suggested four players in your squad, I have ranked the remaining all-rounders for Netherlands and New Zealand in the following order. Vikram Singh, Glenn Phillips, Roelof van der Merwe, Saqib Zulfiqar and Teja Nidamanuru.


Bowlers


The three bowlers that I am likely going to start will be Trent Boult, Matt Henry and Tim Southee / Lockie Ferguson. Over the last ten matches these players average the following points based on the GDS scoring.

Trent Boult – 115 points

Matt Henry – 83 points

Tim Southee – 68 points

Lockie Ferguson – 51 points


With the form the New Zealand batters showed against England, I’ll be staying clear of the bowlers from the Netherlands in this match. My top two bowlers are Boult and Henry for this match. Both players had good games in their opening games of the CWC. In Boult’s 68-point performance he took one wicket, bowled one maiden and averaged 3.4 dot balls per over. In Henry’s 118-point performance he took three wickets, bowled one maiden, and averaged 3.1 dot balls per over. With either Southee or Ferguson likely to return from injury, I’ll be going with the one that makes the starting XI.


If you don’t have the suggested three players in your squad, I have ranked the remaining bowlers for Afghanistan vs Bangladesh in the following order. Aryan Dutt, van Meekeren and Ryan Klein.


Wicket Keeper


We have the option of either Scott Edwards or Tom Latham to start in our squad for this match. Over the last ten matches these players average the following points based on the GDS scoring.


Scott Edwards – 57 points

Tom Latham – 48 points


I’m favouring Latham as my starting keeper, solely because I believe he offers more behind the stumps with the bowling attack New Zealand has. Both keepers are predicated to come in and bat at five or six for their respective teams. To be honest, I am little nervous going with Latham as he didn’t bat in New Zealand’s opener. However, Edwards did go out for a duck. I’ll be starting with who I believe offers the most upside and that is Latham.



 

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