Cricket Betting Tips & Match Predictions : Nepal Tri-Nation T20I Series 2021- Nepal vs Netherlands- Match 1
The 1st match of the Nepal Tri-Nation T20I Series 2021 will be played between Nepal and Netherlands at the Tribhuvan University International Cricket Ground, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Current Form Netherlands:
Netherlands played their last International Twenty20 match back in November 2019 when they beat Ireland in the Final of the ICC Men’s World T20I Qualifier by 21 runs. Reolef Van Der Merve was adjudged man of the match for his all round performance. He made a significant contribution of 25 runs in 16 balls and picked up 2 wickets in his spell of 4 overs. Although he along with Ryan Ten Doeschate aren’t a part of the current squad, Netherlands look very strong on papers with the presence of Ben Cooper, Pieter Seelar and Paul Van Meekeren.
Key players Netherlands:
Ben Cooper: The 29 year old has a phenomenal record in T20I. He averages 28.05 and strikes at a rapid rate of 122.92. He is expected to open the innings and get his team off to a flyer.
Pieter Seelar: He has been the backbone of the middle order. Seelar has a top score of 96 not out to his name and on his day, he can rescue his side from tumultuous situations with ease.
Paul Van Meekeren: A front line bowler, Meekeren averages 20.10 with the ball and bowls at a phenomenally good economy rate.
Current Form Nepal:
Nepal could not perform according to the expectations in the Eastern Region Asia World T20 Qualifiers. They finished at the bottom of the points table after being knocked off by Malaysia and Hongkong. Nepal have not played an international T20 match ever since the Pandemic began in March 2020.
With the presence of Sandeep Lamichhane and Gyanendra Malla, Nepal would be looking to upset the opposition on multiple occasions in the upcoming Tri Nation series.
Key Players Nepal:
Sandeep Lamichhane: A global Icon for Nepal Cricket, Sandeep Lamichhane has picked up 34 wickets in 21 T20I games at an average of 14.55. He is certainly expected to leave an impression in the Tri-Nation tournament.
Paras Khadka: The 33 year old Paras Khadka carries a phenomenal batting average of 27.55 in 33 T20I matches. On his day, he is capable of demolishing any attack in the world.
Let’s have a look at the squads:
Nepal Squad: Gyanendra Malla (captain), Dipendra Singh Airee (vice captain), Paras Khadka, Binod Bhandari, Sompal Kami, Karan KC, Sandip Lamichhane, Abhinash Bohara, Aarif Sheikh, Aasif Sheikh, Kushal Bhurtel, Kushal Malla, Shahab Alam, Kamal Singh Airee, Sushan Bhari.
Netherlands Squad: Pieter Seelaar (c), Tobias Visee, Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper, Bas de Leede, Vikramjit Singh, Scott Edwards, Philippe Boissevain, Paul van Meekeren, Vivian Kingma, Aryan Dutt, Sebastiaan Braat, Tony Staal, Julian de Mey
Our today match predictions include:
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay
Who will win the toss? – Nepal
Who will win? – Netherlands
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Ben Cooper (Netherlands), Paras Khadka (Nepal)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Paul Van Meekeren (Netherlands), Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal)
Most Sixes – Ben Cooper (Netherlands), Paras Khadka (Nepal)
Player of the Match- Ben Cooper (Netherlands)
Team Scores Batting first – Netherlands 160+, Nepal 150+
Match Handicap- Netherlands
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In-Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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