By News Team
21st June 2022
England’s ODI series against the Netherlands comes to a close with the final match on Wednesday at the VRA ground in Amstelveen as the visiting side will look to secure another comfortable victory over their hosts.
We preview the match and note the best odds to keep an eye out for.
England dominant with bat in hand
England have won both of their previous two matches in the series convincingly which sees them head into the final game as 1/66 favourites. While the Netherlands will still be hoping to cause a major upset it looks unlikely as they are massive underdogs at 20/1.
After setting a record score in ODI cricket of 498 in the first match England will be hoping for much of the same with the bat. Surprisingly opener Jason Roy contributed just one run to that mammoth score after dragging the ball on to his stumps off his cousin Shane Snater’s bowling. However, after scoring an impressive 73 runs in the second match Roy is tipped to keep improving and is joint favourite at 11/4 to be England’s top batsman. Having not had the chance to bat in the second match, Jos Buttler’s 162 from just 70 balls in the first match sees him as joint favourite alongside Roy to be England’s top run scorer.
England’s opening partnership of Roy and Phil Salt put on 139 runs in the second match which sees them head into this final match as favourites at 3/10 to have the highest opening partnership.
England’s bowlers have not had a particularly tough job considering their side’s form with the bat. The bowling attack had a bigger role to play in the second match with England fielding first as they took seven wickets in an innings limited to 41 overs due to rain delays. Adil Rashid and David Willey were the pick of the bowlers both taking two wickets. Rashid is favourite to be amongst the wickets again at 5/2 to be England’s top bowler. Moeen Ali is the only player to have taken three wickets in an innings as he did in the first match and he is a 6/1 outsider to finish with most wickets in the final match.
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Netherlands struggling for inspiration
While they may have expected to lose all three matches in this series the Netherlands side will be disappointed with the manner of defeat in the first match, when allowing England to set a new record run score for an ODI match. Despite this they have posted two respectable scores of 266 in the first match and 235 in the second. Captain Scott Edwards has been their most impressive batsman, scoring 150 across the two matches which sees him come in to the third match at 7/2 to be the Netherland’s top batsman. Max O’Dowd showcased his talent in the first match with a score of 55 and he is favourite to top score for his side at 3/1.
It has been a tough series for the Dutch bowlers with 737 runs being scored against them over two matches. After dismissing his superstar cousin in his first over of the series Snater went on to end with figures of 99 runs for only one wicket. Despite this he is still favourite to be the pick of the bowlers for his side at 5/2. Netherland’s joint top wicket taker in the series with two wickets is Aryan Dutt who heads into the final match at 5/1 to be the top bowler for his side.