New Zealand vs Netherlands — Dutch set for more misery as Kiwis eye series win Betting Tips for 2nd ODI

April 1, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed

ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League
Seddon Park, Hamilton
April 2, 2022 6:30am

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The opening ODI panned out pretty much as expected, with New Zealand beating Netherlands comfortably by seven wickets. The series now moves towards the second ODI, which will be played on April 2 (Saturday) at Seddon Park, Hamilton. The match is to begin at 6:30am IST.

Teams Status

New Zealand

Despite missing a dozen of their first-choice players, New Zealand had no problem routing Netherlands in the opening ODI.

Such was the gulf in class that even debutant Blair Tickner had a field day. In fact, he was New Zealand’s best bowler and finished with a four-for in his very first ODI.

After dismissing the Dutch at 202, Will Young, himself playing only his third ODI, got to work and smashed a century while Henry Nicholls contributed 57.

It was the Kiwis’ first ODI in more than a year, and such a big gap – some had thought – would have made them rusty. There were no such problems. Expect more of the same in the next game and the rest of the series.

New Zealand are 11th in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League standings, while Netherlands languish in the last place.


As it happens for most small teams against big teams. Netherlands’ top order failed and that meant that the Dutch had no solid foundation to base the latter part of their innings on.

By the 13th over they were 45 for 5 and the debate was if they would even get to a 100. But then Michael Rippon (67) and captain Pieter Seelar (43) rescued them and got them started towards a much more respectable 202.

In the second innings, their bowlers started well and even got an early breakthrough when Logan van Beek had the experienced Martin Guptill caught behind. However, from that point on it was all Kiwis as the Dutch accepted their fate. 

For the Dutch to do better in the series, it’s pretty obvious that their top order batters will have to do better. 

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

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New Zealand are almost as big a favourite as any side has ever been in a cricket match in recent history. Parimatch has New Zealand priced at 1.02 and Netherlands at 12.0. Paripesa has New Zealand available for 1.028 and Netherlands for 17.0. Lastly, Sportsbet has New Zealand priced at 1.02 and Netherlands at 13.5.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Martin Guptill to score under 39.5 runs @ 1.87

Martin Guptill failed in the 1st ODI, scoring a mere two runs off 10 balls before falling prey to van Beek. Normally, we’d expect a grand comeback from a man of his talents against a team of Netherlands’ quality but the Over at 39.5 is so high that we don’t see him covering it – not when he is in the twilight of his career and when this series doesn’t mean much. The odds for this bet have been sourced from Parimatch.

Tip: Total runs over 415.5 @ 1.85

The combined total of the last game was 406 but that was also because the Dutch top order had melted completely. Even a slight bit of improvement should see them score slightly more. And that’s when they bat first. If New Zealand get to bat first, this total of 415.5 will become even easier to accomplish. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.


You can expect better individual and even overall performance from the Dutch but you cannot expect any change in the result. New Zealand should win easily barring a massive upset.

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