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Netherlands eyeing a series win over Ireland - get predictions, tips

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The Netherlands cricket team (NED) will take on Ireland (IRE) in the second ODI on Friday, June 4, at the Sportpark Maarschalkerweerd in Utrecht Netherlands. 

Hosts Netherlands beat tourists Ireland by just one run in the first game of the three-match ODI series. 

Overcast conditions are expected for this game. The average score at this ground is around the 194-mark. The bowlers should enjoy the conditions on offer.

NED vs IRE Dream11 prediction

The Netherlands have won four of their last five ODIs. After beating Zimbabwe and Scotland in their previous series, the hosts will be confident of winning the next game against the Ireland cricket team and sealing the series.

On the other hand, Ireland were hammered by Afghanistan in their last three ODIs. After going down in the opening game of the series to the Netherlands, the tourists will be keen to get a win on the board to force a decider.

GG vs NW best players for the NED vs IRE 2nd ODI fantasy team

Top tip: Best batsmen

The Netherlands will bank on their opener Stephan Myburgh to get quick runs in the powerplay. The southpaw likes to throw his bat early on and has played some match-winning knocks in the past for his side. 

Ireland’s Paul Stirling is arguably their most attacking batsman in white ball cricket. Opening the batting, he scored 69 in the first game, including eight fours. Dropping him from your fantasy teams will be risky.  

Top tip: Best bowlers 

Ireland seamer Craig Young picked up three wickets in the first game in his full quota of 10 overs. He has been one of the consistent bowlers for his side in the ODIs. He also gave bonus points for his economical bowling. 

Ireland’s leg spinner Simi Singh has been a regular wicket-taker for his side in white ball cricket. He can also be a handy batsman down the order, like we saw in the first game. A wicket and 45 runs saw him giving 102 fantasy points. 

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper 

Pieter Seeler will be a very good pick in fantasy cricket. He is leading the side and will bat in the middle overs. His three-wicket haul was instrumental in helping the hosts win the first match. He gave 108 fantasy points in the first match.  

Ireland’s Lorcan Tucker has played 22 ODIs already in comparison to Scott Edwards of the Netherlands, who is new to international cricket. Both wicket-keepers will bat down the order, but Tucker is better placed as a batsman.

NED vs IRE probable playing XI 

IRE playing XI (probable): William Porterfield, Paul Stirling, Andy Balbernie, Harry Tector, George Dockrell, Lorcan Tucker, Simi Singh, Joshua Little, Andy Mcbrine, Craig Young, Barry McCarthy

NED playing XI (probable): Stephan Myburgh, Max ODowd, Ben Cooper, Pieter Seelar, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards, Saqib Zulfiqar, Van der Gugten, Fred Klaassen, Brandon Glover, Logan Van Beek

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Featured image : Twitter / Cricket Netherlands

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