After winning the first T20I on Thursday by 16 runs, New Zealand will face hosts Netherlands in the second and final T20I on Friday August 5 at the Sportpark Westvliet, The Hague. In the first match New Zealand batting unit collapsed but Martin Guptill top-scored for the team with 45 runs to help them post a 149-run target for Netherlands. Logan van Beek and Shariz Ahmad chipped in with two wickets each. In reply, the home team lost three wickets inside the powerplay overs before a partnership between Bas de Leede (66) and captain Scott Edwards (20) stabilised the innings. However, once Edwards fell another collapse meant Netherlands getting bundled out for 132 in 19.3 overs. As many as eight Netherlands batters registered a single digit score. As we gear up for the second T20I, I have brought to you the best three betting tips from the NED vs NZ 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Bas de Leede, Finn Allen and Martin Guptill are my top three player betting tips for the NED vs NZ 2nd T20I. Have a look at it for reaping the best returns.
Bas de Leede scored 66 runs off 53 balls in the first T20I against New Zealand on Thursday. His inning consisted of five fours and two sixes. Leede has been in a decent T20I form in the recent past. He scored 91 unbeaten runs off 67 balls against USA on July 15. Unbeaten 36 against Hong Kong on July 12 and 33 against PNG on July 11. Ahead of these T20I matches, he scored 56, 34, 28 and 25 in ODI matches against England (first three scores) and West Indies. Overall, the 22-year-old has played 22 T20I matches and scored 464 runs at an average of 30.93. He has three fifties to his name in the format. In 2022, the right-hand batter has scored 236 runs in six matches at an average of 59. After scoring 66 runs in his very first T20I match against the Kiwis, the confidence is also on Leede's side and he is expected to score high again on Friday. If you feel the same, head over to Pari Match and keep an eye on Bas de Leede from the NED vs NZ 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Finn Allen scored just eight runs off 11 balls in the first T20I where batters from both the sides found scoring difficult. However, he is expected to bounce back in style in the second and final T20I against the Netherlands on Friday. 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 seven T20I innings of the right-hander has seen him score - 8, 6, 101, 14, 35, 1 and 41 runs. Overall, Allen has played 12 T20I matches and scored 321 runs at an average of 26.75 and a staggering strike rate of 170.74. He has a century and a fifty to his name in the format. Overall, 66 T20 matches and scored 1892 runs (14 fifties) at an average of 30.02. Also, Allen is averaging 27.50 in T20I cricket in 2022. We can expect the youngster to score over 29.5 runs in the second T20I. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.832 for Finn Allen to score over 29.5 runs from the NED vs NZ 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Ahead of the first T20I we predicted that Martin Guptill would score high and he did not disappoint us by scoring 45 runs off 36 balls on Thursday. We expect another match-winning knock from T20I cricket's second-highest run-scorer who has played 117 T20I matches and scored 3444 runs at an average of 32.49 and strike rate of 136.23. 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 45, 40, 25, 11, 24, 51, 31, 70, 28 in his last nine T20I outings. In the seven ODI matches he has played in 2022, Guptill has scored 327 runs at an average of 46.71. In the five T20I matches he has played, he is averaging 29.
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. However, he has already made amends in his second outing against the opposition. 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 again on Friday. The star batter is very likely to score over 31.5 runs in the series decider. If you feel the same, head over to 1XBET and grab the odds of 1.832 for Martin Guptill to score over 31.5 runs from the NED vs NZ 2nd T20I head-to-head encounter.
Bas de Leede to score high (Pari Match)
Finn Allen to score over 29.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)
Martin Guptill to score over 31.5 runs @ 1.832 (1XBET)