Pakistan will take on Netherlands in the first ODI of the 3-match ODI series on Tuesday, August 16. The match will be played at the Hazelaarweg in Rotterdam. While hosts Netherlands have lost each of their last five matches in the format, Pakistan have won their last five games in the format. The two sides have played three ODIs against each other till date and Pakistan have emerged victorious on all the occasions. The matches are crucial for the Pakistan side as they would look to gain good momentum ahead of the all-important Asia Cup 2022 which kicks off from August 17. As we gear up for the 1st ODI, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the NED vs PAK 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.
Babar Azam, Mohammad Rizwan and Fakhar Zaman are my top three player betting tips for the NED vs PAK 1st ODI. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
Pakistan captain Babar Azam is currently the number one ranked ODI batsman in the world. He has played a total of 89 ODI matches and scored 4442 runs at an average of 59.22. He has 17 hundreds and 19 fifties to his name in the format. In 2022, he has played a total of six ODIs so far and scored 457 runs at an average of 91.40. He is carrying a strike rate of 91.40 in the period and has scored three hundreds and two fifties. The 27-year-old's last five scores in the format are 1, 77, 103, 105* and 114. The Lahore-born star is yet to play a match against Netherlands. Also, he hasn't played an ODI match in the Netherlands. The right-hand batter is entering the series on the back of a few good Test outings against Sri Lanka in July. In the first Test match he scored 119 and 55 runs in the two innings, whereas in the second Test, the star batter played an 81-run knock in the second innings. The immensely talented cricketer looks set to score high against Netherlands in the first ODI. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and keep an eye on Babar Azam from the NED vs PAK 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.
Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Mohammad Rizwan has become a force to reckon in international cricket. His exploits in all formats of the game has given Pakistan new wings. The 30-year-old has played 47 ODI matches till date and scored 982 runs at an average of 28.05 and strike rate of 86.51. He has two hundreds and five fifties to his name. In 2022, he has played 5 ODI innings and scored 118 runs at an average of 23.60. Like Babar Azam, Rizwan also hasn't played any ODI matches against Netherlands. He has scores of 11, 15 and 59 in his last three ODI innings. Rizwan's Test and T20I average of 41.06 and 50.36 are low in comparison to his ODI batting average of 28.05. The Netherlands tour will give him that perfect opportunity to better his numbers. With the all-important Asia Cup 2022 approaching, the batter would be himself motivated to spend some quality time in the middle. The inexperienced bowling unit of Netherlands will help him in the cause. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and keep an eye on Mohammad Rizwan from the NED vs PAK 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.
Pakistan opener Fakhar Zaman has scored 2490 runs at an average of 45.27 in 59 ODIs. His strike rate in the format is an impressive 94.13 and he has hit six hundreds and 14 fifties. In 2022, the southpaw has played six ODI matches and scored 165 runs at an average of 27.50. These numbers are in sharp contrast to his 2021 records where he scored 365 runs in six matches at an average of 60.83. He has got starts in his last five outings (35, 17, 11, 17 and 67) but has failed to convert it into big scores. The 32-year-old would have a golden opportunity to spend some quality time in the middle when he takes the field against Netherlands in the first ODI on Wednesday. He hasn't played an ODI match in the Netherlands but we expect he would flourish in the conditions there. In England, where conditions are a bit similar like Netherlands, he has played 20 ODI matches and scored 701 runs at an average of 35.05. Zaman looks set for a good outing in the first ODI against a struggling Netherlands team. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and keep an eye on Fakhar Zaman from the NED vs PAK 1st ODI head-to-head encounter.
Babar Azam to score over 45.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)
Mohammad Rizwan to score over 27.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)
Fakhar Zaman to score over 37.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)