Netherlands vs New Zealand
Netherlands vs New Zealand (Image: Twitter)

Last Update on: August 4th, 2022 at 05:24 pm

New Zealand and Netherlands go head to head in a two-match T20I series on August 4 and 5 at the Sportpark Westvliet, The Hague. The matches start from 8.30 pm IST which is 5 pm local time. Ahead of the T20 World Cup, New Zealand continues their preparations ahead of the mega event.

New Zealand selector Gain Larsen said that playing against the associate nations helps the game develop and spread across continents.

Gavin Larsen
Photo Credit: (ICC)

“Firstly, it’s really exciting to be embarking on tours of these developing cricket nations. With more full member nations playing them both home and away we’re seeing how much they’re improving and we know they’ll fancy their chances in their own conditions” Larsen said.

He further said that these bilateral series will also act as a good platform for the new players on the side to stake their claim for being selected in the T20 World Cup later this year and the ODI World Cup next year in India.

New Zealand Cricket Team
New Zealand Team, Photo Credit: (Getty Images)

“Coming off the back of the England Test series and in the middle of another busy year, these tours were always going to be an opportunity to further test our depth in white-ball cricket. With a T20 World Cup in Australia just around the corner and an ODI World Cup in India next year – this is a great chance to give players further opportunities on the international stage” added Larsen.

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New Zealand vs Netherlands
New Zealand vs the Netherlands (Image: Twitter)

The Netherlands and New Zealand have only played just one T20I game with each other so far which was won by New Zealand. They played against each other in the T20 World Cup 2014 in Bangladesh.

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The Netherlands scored 151/ 4 on the back of scores from Peter Borren (49) and Tom Cooper’s unbeaten 40. The Kiwis chased down the score with an over to spare on the back of Brendon McCullum’s 65 at the top and contribution from the Kiwi lower-order.

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