Netherlands and Pakistan, both the cricket teams are prepared to fight 3 ODIs series in the upcoming month of August 2022 in the Netherlands homeland. Since the Netherlands vs Pakistan ODI series, 2022 comes under the ODI World Cup Super League, it is crucial for the entrance of the Netherlands into ICC ODI World Cup 2023. Currently, the Netherlands stands at the 13th position with 25 points while Pakistan is sitting at the 10th position with 60 points on the leaderboard of the ODI World Super League.
The Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond has planned and declared the timetable and venues for the 3 matches of the series which will be held at Rotterdam. The ODI series between the Netherlands and Pakistan 2022 will take off with the first ODI on 16th August at Hazelaarweg Stadion, Rotterdam, then the 2nd ODI and 3rd ODI will be contested on 18th and 21st August 2022 at the same stadium.
Most Probably, Pieter Seelaar will handle the captaincy of the Netherlands ODI squad under the guidance of Ryan Campbell as a head coach, on the other hand, Babar Azam will take the charge of the Pakistan squad under the mentorship of Saqlain Mushtaq. Netherlands skipper Pieter Seelaar is a slow left-arm orthodox bowler who has taken 55 wickets, on the other hand, Babar Azam is the right-handed batsman who has added more than 4000 runs in ODI. Currently, Pakistan is standing at the number 5th position in the ICC ODI team ranking while the Netherlands is listed at the 14th number which is far behind Pakistan.
In terms of head to head, Netherlands and Pakistan faced each other on the 3 occasions where Pakistan defeated the Netherlands each time. Overall, the Netherlands has appeared in 95 ODIs out of which they achieved success in 34 matches and lost 56 ODIs with 1 tie and 4 ended without any result, on the other hand, Pakistan has fought 939 ODIs in which they got the victory in 492 matches while facing defeat in 418 matches with 9 matches were tied and 20 had no outcomes.
Initially, Pakistan's tour of the Netherlands was fixed 2 years back in 2020, but because of the pandemic, the cricket authority of both the countries denied it. The series will not only encourage the young talent of the Netherlands but also finds a way for both the teams to improve their position in the ODI Super League. This will be the first time when the Netherlands will welcome Pakistan for the debut bilateral series in August 2022. So, let's see how the Dutch players will face the Pakistan bowling attack and resist their batters in the coming series.