Two Twenty20 World Cup minnows do battle in game two of the tournament as the battle for Super 12 qualification gets underway. We have gone through the archives to do our research ahead of providing the best value UAE vs Netherlands betting odds - you can follow us in with the dynamic exciting Pure Win sports betting site.
The game starts from 1.30 pm on Sunday 16th October - immediately after the Sri Lanka vs Namibia game. Read our match preview below - it could help you build your online cricket betting strategy.
Based on their performances in the recent against Bangladesh, our UAE vs Netherlands betting tips are leaning towards a victory for the former. They have some talented players and gave the Tigers a run for their money, despite losing both games.
By contrast, the Netherlands have lost their last three Twenty20 internationals, twice to a second string New Zealand side and once to Zimbabwe - and they were much less impressive. The tournament comes less than a year after a humbling experience in the UAE, where they didn’t win a game in a group containing Ireland, Sri Lanka, and Namibia.
The Dutch side have had more match practice this time around (eight warm-up games versus two last year), but the UAE are more appetising at the odds - you can back them at 2.0 with Pure Win.
Looking for better returns? The Scott Edwards homecoming makes for the perfect story. The Dutch captain and wicket-keeper, originally hailing from Melbourne, has been displaying some excellent form in One Day Internationals, hitting scores of 68, 86, and 54 against Afghanistan.
He’ll need to play well for the Netherlands to reward favourite backers, and while we don’t think they can win, he’s an attractive price to finish top scorer for his side at odds of 7.4.
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The squad comes into this tournament under a cloud - the chief instigator involved in the UAE match-fixing scandal of 2019, former domestic cricketer Mehar Chhayakar, has been handed a 14-year ban from the sport.
Medium pacer Qadeer Ahmed was also embroiled in the affair, and is serving the remainder of a five-year ban backdated to October 2019.
Nevertheless, there is a fresh feeling to this UAE squad - and to cricket in the country in general. The launch of a T20 league — the International League T20 - in January and February of 2023 has energised the country’s approach to cricket.
Keep an eye on Vriitya Aravind and Chirag Suri - the Indian-born duo are among the most talented team members and could play key roles. The former is averaging 33 in this format over the last year.
Muhammad Waseem, Chirag Suri, Ayan Lakra, Vriitya Aravind, Chundangapoyil Rizwan (c), Basil Hameed, Zawar Farid, Ayan Afzal Khan, Karthik Meiyappan, Sabir Ali, Zahoor Khan.
They have had the preparation, now they need to better their abysmal showing from 2021, where a solitary win was beyond their capabilities.
A persistent back injury to Pieter Seelaar did for his international career - the legendary Dutch player announced his retirement ahead of the T20 World Cup, in what will be a blow to a young and inexperienced Dutch team.
Max O'Dowd, Stephen Myburgh, Vikramjit Singh, Bas de Leede, Tom Cooper, Scott Edwards, Logan van Beek, Tim Pringle, Ryan Klein, Shariz Ahmad, and Clayton Floyd.
Rain is in the area on Saturday, but clear skies are forecast for Sunday. The game will take place right after the Sri Lanka vs Namibia clash concludes.
The UAE are the more tempting at the odds - double your money if you back them and they come in with the win at Pure Win.