The cricket governing body of the Netherlands (Royal Dutch Cricket Association) has decided to travel to New Zealand in the month of March-April 2021 to contest the 3 One Day International matches series. The tournament will commence with the first ODI match which will be played at University Oval, Dunedin on 29 March 2022, the second ODI will be held at Seddon Park, Hamilton on 2 April 2022, and the ODI series will conclude at Seddon Park, Hamilton on 4 April 2022. New Zealand vs Netherlands ODI series 2022 will be a component of the 2020–2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League.
The Netherlands team will visit New Zealand under the leadership of Pieter Seelaar, he is an all-rounder who bats right-handed and bowls slow left-arm orthodox. The Netherlands skipper Pieter Seelaar has played 46 one-day internationals and has scored 191 runs with an average of 10.05, he has taken 54 wickets also.
It is interesting to know that the Netherlands made their ODI debut against New Zealand at Reliance Stadium, Vadodara on 17 February 1996. Currently, New Zealand stands at the number 11th position in the ICC ODI team ranking and New Zealand is at the top 1 position. There is a very big difference between both the teams but it will be a good opportunity for the Dutch players to learn and sharpen their cricketing skills while playing against New Zealand.
The Netherlands has played only a single ODI against New Zealand which was their debut in ODI and lost the match. As of November 2021, the Netherlands has taken part in the 85 one-day international matches in which they won 34 ODIs and lost 47 matches with 1 tie and 3 matches without any result. New Zealand is packed with lots of experienced and highly skilled players, on the other hand, the Netherlands is far behind New Zealand but it would be interesting to watch how the Dutch players perform against New Zealand in their homeland and what they will learn from this tour.