West Indies enter the 3rd ODI against the Netherlands on Friday having already claimed an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three-match ODI series. The visitors have successfully chased down targets in both games so far.
In the 2nd ODI, the hosts managed only 214 runs before getting bowled out. Vikramjit Singh (58-ball 46) and Scott Edwards (89-ball 68) were the top scorers for the Dutch side. Meanwhile, spinner Akeal Hosein led the West Indies attack, claiming figures of 4/39 in his quota of 10 overs.
Chasing a tricky target, Nicholas Pooran and Co. lost their openers cheaply and were reeling at 99/5 before the rescue act from Brandon King and Keacy Carty began. King scored an unbeaten 91 and Carty remained unbeaten on 43 to take the team over the line. Bas de Leede was the top wicket-taker for the hosts, claiming figures of 2/46.
With the done and dusted, the hosts will look to salvage all they can from this series and prevent a whitewash. West Indies, on the other hand, will look to give the younger players a chance.
Pieter Seelaar would be angry at his players after the big loss in the last game. They made a mess in the last game from a position of strength. They had put up a good show batting with a 101-run opening wicket stand. But poor shot selection led to the side losing 10 wickets for mere 113 runs. Having already lost the series Seelaar would be aiming for a face-saving win in this game.
Vikramajit Singh and Max O’Dowd have done well in both games and the pair will have to fire all cylinders here. Scott Edwards played a good knock, but the rest of the batting didn’t manage double-digit scores and runs would be needed in the middle order from Musa Ahmed and Bas de Leede. Seelaar and Teja Nidamanuru must contribute down the order for the side to win.
The bowling attack hasn’t had much to defend, and the side would expect early strikes from Ryan Klien and Logan van Beek in this game. Bas de Leede and Aryan Dutt will have to keep the scoring under check. Seelaar is an experienced bowler, and he needs to put up an inspiring performance with the ball in this game.
WEST INDIES PREVIEW
Nicholas Pooran would be happy with the unassailable 2-0 lead in the series. It was a good performance from their bowlers in the last game. However, the West Indies skipper would want to see a better show from his batsmen as they haven’t been at their best. The side would soon be hosting Bangladesh and their batsmen need to get into form
Shai Hope has played well, and he must set up a good opening wicket stand in the game with Shamarh Brooks. Nkrumah Bonner isn’t in the best of form, and he will look to add runs in the middle order with Pooran. Brandon King has played good knocks in both games and strengthens the batting with Kyle Mayers and Keacy Carty.
Alzarri Joseph has bowled well, and the side would like him to offer a good start with Mayers. Akeal Hosein troubled the Dutch batsmen with his variations in the last game and he will look to do the same with Hayden Walsh during the middle overs of the game. Anderson Phillip and Bonner shall look to do well in the supporting role.
NETHERLANDS VS WEST INDIES MATCH DETAILS:
Match: Netherlands vs West Indies, 3rd ODI
Date & Time: 4th June 2022 at 2:30 PM IST
Venue: VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen
NETHERLANDS VS WEST INDIES PITCH REPORT
The two ODIs in this series have been overwhelmingly dominated by the chasing side. Overcast conditions will mean that the team that wins the toss will look to chase on this track. The seamers will be in play throughout the game, while the spinners might extract some assistance from this wicket.
NETHERLANDS VS WEST INDIES WEATHER REPORT
Overcast conditions are expected to be a feature of matchday. The temperature is expected to range between 11 and 22 degrees Celsius. Rain is expected to cause a curtailed game.
NETHERLANDS VS WEST INDIES PROBABLE XIS
Max O’Dowd, Vikramjit Singh, Musa Ahmad, Scott Edwards (wk), Bas de Leede, Pieter Seelaar ©, Ryan Klein, Shariz Ahmad, Aryan Dutt, Teja Nidamanuru, Logan van Beek
Nicholas Pooran ©, Shai Hope (wk), Nkrumah Bonner, Brandon King, Shamarh Brooks, Kyle Mayers, Keacy Carty, Akeal Hosein, Alzarri Joseph, Anderson Phillip, Hayden Walsh
PROBABLE TOP PERFORMERS
PROBABLE THE BEST BATTER OF THE MATCH
Shai Hope was fantastic in the first ODI for West Indies and played a match-winning inning of an unbeaten 119 to help his side to victory. However, the right-hander missed out in the second ODI and will be looking to make up for his failure in the previous game. The wicketkeeper-batter can anchor the innings and is expected to end the series on a high.
PROBABLE THE BEST BOWLER OF THE MATCH
Alzarri Joseph had a good outing in the second ODI against the Netherlands and he picked up a two-wicket haul, conceding just 30 runs in his eight-over spell. He has been quite economical throughout the series and has been generating good speeds since his stint in IPL 2022 for Gujarat Titans.
NETHERLANDS VS WEST INDIES MATCH PREDICTION
The Netherlands will be battling against history. They are searching for their first win against West Indies in this format and the performances in the two games so far have left too many questions. The side would need its middle order to click for them to win this game. West Indies haven’t had a great run with the bat, but they are a stronger side. Having already won two games, they will start favorites here.
West Indies to win.