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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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.
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.
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.
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“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.”
“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.”
Alan Gardner is a deputy editor at ESPNcricinfo. @alanroderick