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Dutch courage required in face of England’s ruthless six-hitting machines

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Effectively, how do you observe that? The logical reply – if logic has something to do with what occurred in Amstelveen on Friday – is that England will purpose to prime 500. And on the again of a record-breaking show, headlined by Jos Buttler’s berserker 162 off 70 balls, few would guess in opposition to them racking up an identical rating within the occasion that they once more bat first.

There was a component of Stick Cricket about the way in which Buttler dismantled the Dutch, sixes punched into the timber across the floor as if casually tapping away at a keyboard. If solely workplace work was this enjoyable.

England’s white-ball revolution is now so deeply seeded throughout the ranks of the home recreation that the 2 males who joined Buttler in reaching three figures have been each doing so for the primary time in ODIs. Dawid Malan has lengthy been concerned throughout codecs, after all – and have become solely the second England males’s participant to attain a whole lot in all three – however Phil Salt was making simply his fourth look, and did an honest Jonny-Bairstow-impression on the prime of the order.

Liam Livingstone’s 17-ball fifty, in the meantime, was his first in ODIs, in addition to one other England report. These concerned within the Take a look at squad – together with Bairstow, Joe Root and the captain, Ben Stokes – will not be worrying about their locations within the pecking order but, however it serves as a reminder of the depth accessible to England in white-ball cricket. As did one other report complete within the Blast afterward Friday.

To be honest to Netherlands, except for a few dropped catches which may have stalled England’s rampage, they didn’t do an excessive amount of unsuitable. Though the captain, Pieter Seelaar, could not choose to insert the guests once more. “Getting Jason Roy out was an excellent second,” he laughed afterwards, recalling the early dismissal that left England 1 for 1 within the second over. All bar one of many 26 sixes hit – one other report – cleared the boundary-riders comfortably.

Within the face of such an unprecedented chase, Netherlands did nicely to bat by means of the overs – bar two balls – and be sure that the margin defeat was not equally record-breaking.

With out a few of their greatest gamers, who’ve opted to stay enjoying in county cricket, there was clearly a gulf in expertise. However the core of this Netherlands facet – gamers reminiscent of Seelaar, Max O’Dowd, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards and Logan van Beek – have loads of expertise at bouncing again from adversity. “This can make us higher cricketers sooner or later,” Seelaar added, and the Dutch will probably be hoping to show that immediately.

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Within the highlight

Regardless of the carnage visited upon the VRA floor by England’s batters, it was a Netherlands participant who landed the KNVB with a restore invoice for smashing a window pane to go together with the estimated €1,000 hit for misplaced balls. Max O’Dowd gave a glimpse of his vary throughout a run-a-ball 55, which included some Shane Watson-esque clumping down the bottom.

The Auckland-born opener has turn out to be a banker on the prime of the order, averaging 45.61 in ODIs. He’s additionally the one man to have scored a T20I hundred for Netherlands – and would possibly have to faucet into that mindset if England are going to be challenged.

Centre stage. Identify in lights. Place booked within the corridor of fame. Jos Buttler could have more durable day’s work, however there isn’t any doubting he’s presently in his pomp as a white-ball batter. With out sounding like a damaged report, there have been a number of he narrowly missed out on – a 47-ball hundred was one slower than his greatest; attending to 150 in 65 balls was additionally a single supply behind AB de Villiers; with solely 14 sixes, he was three in need of the high-water mark in ODIs.

But when England proceed to deploy him at No. 4, having cottoned on to his brilliance, then there could also be additional possibilities to go above and past.

Staff information

Netherlands appear more likely to stick to the spin-heavy technique, however may herald both Tim Pringle – the gradual left-armer whose dad Chris performed for New Zealand – or 19-year-old legspinner Shariz Ahmad. If retains his spot, will probably be an necessary take a look at of character for Philippe Boissevain, who conceded 108 from his ten overs.

Netherlands (attainable): 1 Vikramjit Singh, 2 Max O’Dowd, 3 Musa Ahmed, 4 Tom Cooper, 5 Bas de Leede, 6 Scott Edwards (wk), 7 Pieter Seelaar (capt), 8 Logan van Beek, 9 Shane Snater, 10 Aryan Dutt, 11 Philippe Boissevain/Tim Pringle.

Morgan is often reluctant to rotate for the sake of it, and has beforehand instructed he’ll attempt to play all three video games regardless of current harm issues. Sam Curran, who bowled 9 overs on Friday, is maybe likeliest to get a relaxation, with Brydon Carse primed to come back in and supply some right-arm variation to the seam-bowling division.

England (attainable): 1 Jason Roy, 2 Phil Salt, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Jos Buttler (wk), 5 Eoin Morgan (capt), 6 Liam Livingstone, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 David Willey, 9 Brydon Carse/Sam Curran, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Reece Topley

Pitch and circumstances

As evidenced by England’s world-record 26 sixes, the Amstelveen boundaries are eminently clearable – though the identical pitch will probably be used as for Friday’s run-fest, which could decelerate a few of the scoring. A good larger crowd is anticipated, however they might additionally need to take care of some rain interrupting proceedings.

Stats and trivia

  • England’s 498 for 4 was a brand new excessive in ODIs; you will have heard. They’re now liable for the highest three scores within the format. England additionally grew to become solely the second workforce to have three centurions in an innings after South Africa, who’ve achieved so twice.
  • Amstelveen has regained the report for the highest ODI complete, which it beforehand held for Sri Lanka’s 443 for 9 in opposition to Netherlands in 2006, earlier than England twice eclipsed that rating at Trent Bridge.
  • In the course of the course of the destruction, Buttler grew to become the tenth Englishman to 4000 ODI runs.
  • Roy is ready to play his a hundredth ODI. Cooper wants yet one more run for 1000 in ODIs.
  • Two Netherlands milestones are in sight for Seelaar. His 58th cap will draw him degree with Peter Borren for many appearances; and he wants yet one more wicket to switch Mudassar Bukhari as Netherlands’ main bowler in ODIs.
  • Quotes

    “You possibly can’t drop the most effective batsman on the planet twice in a single over. Phil Salt was [also] dropped on 30 or 40. I am not going to say it could be a very totally different recreation, however you most likely will not be 498.”Netherlands captain Pieter Seelaar rues paying a hefty value for dropped catches

    “We do not take days like this without any consideration in any respect. We earned the proper to present it a nudge right this moment, that does not imply that on Sunday or Wednesday we’ll not be up in opposition to it. We have labored extremely laborious to earn days like right this moment.”England’s Eoin Morgan is proud to have loved a day like the primary ODI

    Alan Gardner is a deputy editor at ESPNcricinfo. @alanroderick

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