West Indies vs Netherlands ICC World Cup Qualifiers Tips


West Indies vs Netherlands Match Details

  • Date: 2023-06-26
  • Start Time: 12:30
  • Location: Takashinga Sports Club, Harare
  • Tournament: ICC World Cup Qualifiers
  • Format: One Day International
  • Tipster: Brian Thorpe

Tip Summary

  • West Indies have two wins and one loss to their name from three league matches.
  • The Netherlands are occupying the second place in the points table with four points to their name. 
  • It is a must-win game for both teams as the tournament is heading toward its business days and West Indies and the Netherlands’ qualification chances are hanging by a thread.

The West Indies cricket team will conclude their campaign in the league round of the 2023 edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers with a battle against the Netherlands. The high-profile game of cricket is all set to be played at the Takashinga Sports Club in Harare on Monday, June 16. 

West Indies are currently third in the points table. They have featured in a total of three league games and have scored a win in two matches while losing one game. The Caribbean side made a stunning start to their campaign in the World Cup Qualifiers by defeating the USA by 39 runs. Batting in the first innings, West Indies scored 297 runs while the USA collapsed at 258 runs.

The team continued the fine performance in their second game as well against Nepal. Again the batters ensured a victory for the side as they smacked 339 runs in the allotted 0 overs. Shai Hope and Nicholas Pooran were the wrecker-in-chiefs for the West Indies with knocks of 132 and 115 runs respectively. Chasing the score, Nepal only added 238 runs to the scoreboard and thus lost the match by 101 runs.

However, West Indies’ winning streak of two games finally ended in the third match against Zimbabwe. The game witnessed Zimbabwe scoring 268 runs in the allotted 50 overs. The West Indies bowlers did a good job but the batters could not carry forward the momentum in the second innings and collapsed after scoring 233 runs. The same resulted in the side losing by 39 runs and slipping to third place in the points table.

As far as the Netherlands are concerned, they have also experienced a similar journey in the 2023 edition of the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers as West Indies. With four points from two wins and one loss, they are second in the Group A standings. 

The Netherlands were in desperate need of some momentum following their first game of the competition. They suffered a six-wicket defeat against Zimbabwe after failing to chase 316 runs in 50 overs. Following the poor start, the team quickly made amends and defeated the USA and Nepal by five and seven wickets respectively.

Playing against the USA, the Netherlands dismissed them at a score of 211 runs and then chased the total within 43.2 overs. In the game against Nepal, the Netherlands bowlers gave only 167 runs in 44.3 overs in the first innings and the batters took the team home in 27.1 overs with seven wickets to spare. 

It will be a game to watch out for as both West Indies and the Netherlands will be hoping to win the Monday encounter and gain some momentum ahead of the playoffs of the World Cup Qualifiers. 

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West Indies vs Netherlands Tips

Top West Indies Batter: Shai Hope

Top Batter
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: ICC World Cup Qualifiers

The West Indies skipper Shai Hope has been leading his team from the front. He is one of the top performers in the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifiers 2023 and has impressed the fans with his batting ability. Hope is the top run-getter for the West Indies in the tournament so far and second-highest in the overall list with 216 runs to his name in three matches at a stunning average of 72. His best performance in the Qualifiers came during West Indies’ second match against Nepal. The Caribbeans scored a win by 101 runs and Shai Hope took the man of the match award home. He hammered a whopping 132 runs off just 129 balls with the help of ten boundaries and three maximums at a strike rate of 102.33. The chances of Hope repeating his exploits and delivering another brilliant performance are high.

Top Netherlands Batter: Max ODowd

Top Batter
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: ICC World Cup Qualifiers
  • Date: 2023-06-26
  • Best Odds: 4.75 @ 1xBet

It was an important game for the Netherlands as they locked horns with Nepal in their most recent battle of cricket. The team had nothing to worry about because of the presence of Max ODowd on their side. The opening batter was the top player for the Netherlands with a knock of 90 runs. He faced a total of 75 balls in the middle and hit eight boundaries and four sixes to help his team chase 168 runs in 27.1 overs. Max is also the top run-scorer for the Netherlands in the tournament so far with 175 runs in three matches at an average of over 58. The odds are in his favor to come up with another terrific performance.

Top wicket-taker of the match: Alzarri Joseph

Top Wicket Taker
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: ICC World Cup Qualifiers
  • Date: 2023-06-26
  • Best Odds: 4.25 @ Indibet

Alzarri Joseph will be the best bowler to take the field on Monday at the Takashinga Sports Club as West Indies will go one-on-one against the Netherlands. The West Indies seamer has picked a total of six wickets in four matches at an average of over 25.83. He did well in the team’s last game against Zimbabwe as well. Joseph picked two wickets in ten overs at an economy rate of 4.2 to restrict Zimbabwe to a score of 268 runs. We are backing the 26-year-old to deliver a good performance on Monday.