After successful tours of Ireland and Scotland, New Zealand will now lock horns in a two-match T20I series against Netherland. The first match will be played at the Sportpark Westvliet, The Hague on Thursday, August 4.
New Zealand have won each of their last five T20I matches, while Netherlands have lost only one of their last five matches in the format. The two teams have got the opportunity to play against each other only twice. In their first encounter in March 2014, New Zealand won by six wickets, while the second match was abandoned in March 2022. Mitchell Santner will continue leading the New Zealand squad in the absence of Kane Williamson and regular squad members. As we gear up for the first T20I, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the NED vs NZ 1st T20I head-to-head encounter.
Finn Allen, Martin Guptill and Max O'Dowd are my top three player betting tips for the NED vs NZ 1st T20I. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
Netherlands batter Max O'Dowd has played 48 T20I matches and scored 1339 runs at an average of 30.43. He has scored a hundred and nine fifties already. The 28-year-old has been in some fine batting form lately. The right-hander has scores of 12, 16, 73, 45 and 32 in his last five outings (all T20Is). In the last five ODI matches, he has scored 50, 7 and 55 against England, and 89, 51 and 39 against West Indies. The Auckland-born has played three T20I matches against New Zealand till date but has managed to score only 20 runs at an average of 6.66. However, considering the current form we expect him to score at least over 20.5 runs in the first T20I. The New Zealand bowlers faced a tough challenge against Ireland batters and Scotland also performed decently against them. The same should five Max O'Dowd. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and grab the odds of 1.87 for Max O'Dowd to score over 20.5 runs from the NED vs NZ 1st T20I head-to-head encounter.
Ahead of the first and only ODI against Scotland on Sunday, we had predicted that Finn Allen would score more than 31.5 runs and he did not disappoint us by scoring 50 runs off 48 balls in the match. In the preceding 2-match T20I series against the same opposition, he collected 107 runs from two matches. The New Zealand opener was on song in the first match as he hit 101 runs off just 56 balls. His sparkling innings consisted of 8 fours and 6 sixes. New Zealand piled up 225 runs and won the match by 68 runs courtesy the blazing knock. The 23-year-old was in tremendous form during the Ireland tour as well. In the second and third ODI against the Irish team, Allen scored 60 and 33 runs respectively. He crossed the 30-run mark twice during the T20Is. The Auckland-born has been getting consistent starts. The last six T20I innings of the right-hander has seen him score - 6, 101, 14, 35, 1 and 41 runs. Overall, Allen has played 11 T20I matches and scored 313 runs at an average of 28.45 and a staggering strike rate of 176.83. He has a century and a fifty to his name in the format. Overall, 65 T20 matches and scored 1884 runs (14 fifties) at an average of 30.38. Also, Allen is averaging 31.40 in T20I cricket in 2022. We can expect the youngster to capitalise on his good form and score high against a highly inexperienced Netherlands bowling unit. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and keep your eyes on Finn Allen from the NED vs NZ 1st T20I head-to-head encounter.
Martin Guptill, T20I cricket's second-highest run-scorer has played 116 T20I matches and scored 3399 runs at an average of 32.37 and strike rate of 136.39. He has two hundreds and 20 fifties to his name in the format. He has shown some great form in the last few months. He has scores of 40, 25, 11, 24, 51, 31, 70, 28 in his last eight T20I outings. In the seven ODI matches he has played in 2022, Guptill has scored 327 runs at an average of 46.71. The Auckland-born has played only one T20I match against Scotland in 2014. New Zealand won that match but Guptill missed on a scoring opportunity and could score only 9 runs. He would look to make up for that when he meets the opposition after eight long years. Earlier, the senior batter was stunning in the third ODI against Ireland on July 15. His 126-ball 115 fired New Zealand to 360 for the loss of six wickets in 50 overs. He also hit a fifty in the first ODI and a hundred in the final ODI against Netherlands in April. The Netherlands team registered several comprehensive wins in July but they came against the likes of USA, Uganda, Hong Kong and PNG. Bowling against a white-ball stalwart like Guptill will be a huge challenge for the European nation. The star batter is very likely to come all guns blazing against the Netherlands. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and keep an eye on Martin Guptill to score high from the NED vs NZ 1st T20I head-to-head encounter.
Max O'Dowd to score over 20.5 runs @ 1.87 (1XBET)
Finn Allen to score over 22.5 runs @ 1.87 (1XBET)
Martin Guptill to score over 25.5 runs @ 1.87 (1XBET)