Pakistan will take on Netherlands in the second ODI of the 3-match ODI series on Thursday, August 18. The match will be played at the Hazelaarweg in Rotterdam. Pakistan won the first match at the same venue by 16 runs. The high-scoring match saw Fakhar Zaman and Babar Azam slam a hundred and a fifty as the visitors posted a 315-run target for Netherlands. In reply, Vikramjit Singh (65), Tom Cooper (65) and captain Scott Edwards (71) chipped in with handy contributions, Logan van Beek also scored quickfire 28 runs off 24 balls but the hosts fell 16 runs short of the target in the end.
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 four 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 look to gain good momentum ahead of the all-important Asia Cup 2022 which kicks off from August 27. As we gear up for the 2nd ODI, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the NED vs PAK 2nd ODI head-to-head encounter.
Scott Edwards, Babar Azam and Fakhar Zaman are my top three player betting tips for the NED vs PAK 2nd ODI. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
Netherlands opener Vikramjit Singh scored 65 runs off 98 balls in the first ODI. His innings which consisted of five boundaries was full of maturity as the young batter kept his calm and composure despite wickets falling from the other end. Two wickets fell in the powerplay overs and one more before the end of 13th. Vikramjit partnered for 97 runs for the fourth wicket with Tom Cooper. 19-year-old Vikramjit has played 10 ODI matches till date and scored 316 runs at an average of 31.60. He has two fifties to his name in his short career. Vikramjit failed to do much in ODI matches against England and New Zealand recently, however, he scored 47, 46 and 54 against West Indies in May-June. Having scored 65 runs against the likes of Haris Rauf, Naseem Shah and Shadab Khan would have given the southpaw a lot of confidence and that might help him to score at least over 22 runs in the second ODI. The batting average of Vikramjit increases to 34.42 in seven matches in the Netherlands. The batter also seems to have developed a liking for Hazelaarweg in his very first ODI match at the ground on Tuesday. The chances of the Punjab-born cricketer getting to a good score are high in the second ODI as well. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.832 for Vikramjit Singh to score over 22.5 runs from the second NED vs PAK head-to-head encounter.
Ahead of the first ODI we had predicted that Babar Azam would be among one of the highest run-scorers in the first ODI and he did not disappoint us by scoring 74 runs off 85 balls. His innings which included six fours and a six played a crucial role in firing Pakistan to 314/6 in 50 overs. The Pakistan captain is currently the number one ranked ODI batsman in the world. He has played a total of 90 ODI matches and scored 4516 runs at an average of 59.42. He has 17 hundreds and 20 fifties to his name in the format. In 2022, he has played a total of seven ODIs so far and scored 531 runs at an average of 88.50. He is carrying a strike rate of 95.16 in the period and has scored three hundreds and three fifties. The 27-year-old's last six scores in the format are 74, 1, 77, 103, 105* and 114. The Lahore-born star hadn't played an ODI match against Netherlands or in the Netherlands before Tuesday. The right-hand batter entered 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 over 47 runs in the second ODI against Netherlands on Thursday. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and grab the odds of 1.87 for Babar Azam to score over 47.5 runs from the NED vs PAK 2nd ODI head-to-head encounter.
Like for Babar Azam, we predicted that Fakhar Zaman would score high runs and he proved his right by scoring 109 runs off as many deliveries before getting run out. His starry innings consisted of 12 fours and a six. The Pakistan opener has scored 2599 runs at an average of 46.41 in 60 ODIs. His strike rate in the format is an impressive 94.37 and he has hit seven hundreds and 14 fifties. In 2022, the southpaw played seven ODI matches and scored 274 runs at an average of 39.14. In 2021, Zaman scored 365 runs in six matches at an average of 60.83. Ahead of the first ODI, he had got starts in his last five outings (35, 17, 11, 17 and 67) but failed to convert it into big scores. A big score was anticipated from the batter and exactly the same happened on Tuesday. The 32-year-old would again have a golden opportunity to spend some quality time in the middle when he takes the field against Netherlands in the second ODI on Thursday. Zaman hadn't played in the Netherlands prior to the first match but considering his record in England, we had predicted that the batter would also leave an impact in the first ODI. 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 second ODI against a struggling Netherlands team. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.725 for Fakhar Zaman to score over 40.5 runs from the NED vs PAK 2nd ODI head-to-head encounter.
Vikramjit Singh to score over 22.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)
Babar Azam to score over 47.5 runs @ 1.87 (Pari Match)
Fakhar Zaman to score over 40.5 runs @ 1.725 (1XBET)