Netherlands v England, ODI series: TV channels, schedule, team news - All you need to know

The Cricketer runs through the match dates, start times, team news, squads, TV and streaming information, and more for the upcoming series


What is it?

Netherlands host England in three one-day internationals, which contribute towards the 2020–2023 ICC Cricket World Cup Super League. The series has been rescheduled after being postponed last year due to Covid-19.

When is it?

First ODI: June 17 - VRA Ground, Amstelveen (11am local time, 10am BST)

Second ODI: June 19 - VRA Ground, Amstelveen (11am local time, 10am BST)

Third ODIJune 22 - VRA Ground, Amstelveen (11am local time, 10am BST)

What are the talking points?

The latest chapter in a key year for the Netherlands continues with the delayed, yet still eagerly-anticipated visit of England for their first ODI tour.

They arrive off the back of six successive defeats in ODI series against New Zealand and West Indies during which they were competitive but beaten with ease.

Captan Pieter Seelaar will have been encouraged by the batting displays which saw the Dutch pass 200 in all but one of the six games but they were never really threatened an upset.

It is important to remember the Dutch are hamstrung not just by their English-based county stars but by the absence of their head coach Ryan Campbell.

Campbell suffered a cardiac arrest while on holiday in the UK in April and has been replaced by Ryan Cook to allow him extra time to recover.

The matches come amidst a critical period for the Netherlands, who will use the series to prepare for the T20 World Cup global qualifier in July when they and seven other sides will fight it out for the two remaining berths at the tournament in Australia later in the year.


The VRA Ground will host the series (Nicolas Asfouri/Getty Images)

The Black Caps and Pakistan then tour the Netherlands for white-ball matches in August.

Just two wins in 13 in the Cricket World Cup Super League means their hopes of automatic qualification are nearly over, but landing another shock win over England would nevertheless be a seismic result.

Victories at the T20 World Cups of 2009 and 2014 remain the most famous wins in their international history and it is up to Eoin Morgan and his half-strength squad to ensure it remains that way.

It will be the first series for new white-ball head coach Matthew Mott, arriving from Australia women, after his appointment last month.

The world champions have not exactly set things alight since their 2019 triumph, losing a home series to Australia, being turned over by Ireland and being beaten in India.

Last summer, they thumped a listless Sri Lanka before the second string whitewashed Pakistan 3-0 in what were their most impressive displays since that dramatic afternoon at Lord's.

They are again hamstrung by absences due to the New Zealand Tests and injuries to the likes of Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer.

New, in-form players like David Payne and Luke Wood will get the chance to make the step up to international cricket while others such as Dawid Malan and Liam Livingstone will use the games to tune up ahead of the home white-ball summer when India and South Africa are the visitors.


Colin Ackermann is on the absentee list (Karim Jaafar/Getty Images)

What are the squads:

Netherlands' provisional squad includes Tom Cooper, nine years on from his last Netherlands one-day international appearance.

The 35-year-old hasn't played an international since 2016 after being part of multiple World Cup squads in 2011, 2014 and 2016.

Having been left off South Australia's batch of contracts following the 2020/21 season, he endured a dodgy Big Bash League campaign with Brisbane Heat.

Though Shane Snater and Fred Klaassen are named in the group, the Dutch are without a traunch of county-contracted players including Colin Ackermann, Brandon Glover, Paul van Meekeren and Roelof van der Merwe.

Seamer Timm van der Gugten is meanwhile sidelined with a long-term hamstring injury.

Pieter Seelaar will captain the side, which will be trimmed to 15 players before the series begins.

England have gone left-arm heavy in their 14-strong squad for their first ODI tour to the Netherlands.

Gloucestershire's Payne has been rewarded for his tremendous Blast form while Wood has taken wickets in all but one of Lancashire's matches in the competition. The uncapped pair are set for their international debuts.

Reece Topley, Sam Curran and David Willey complete the left-arm quintet. Morgan captains the squad despite his ongoing fitness concerns.

Taking place between the second and third Tests between England and New Zealand, the tourists are naturally without World Cup winners Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow.

Sam Billings and Matt Parkinson, the latter now added to the Test squad, miss out, but Malan, Livingstone, Phil Salt, Brydon Carse and Moeen Ali all make the trip.


David Payne (Gareth Copley/Getty Images)

Netherlands: Pieter Seelaar (c), Scott Edwards (wk), Musa Ahmed, Shariz Ahmad, Logan van Beek, Philippe Boissevain, Tom Cooper, Aryan Dutt, Clayton Floyd, Vivian Kingma, Fred Klaassen, Ryan Klein, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Max O'Dowd, Tim Pringle, Vikramjit Singh, Shane Snater

England: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Brydon Carse, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, David Payne, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, David Willey, Luke Wood

Where can I follow it?

Sky Sports have the rights to England’s home Test matches, with coverage available on Sky Sports Main Event (Sky 401, Virgin 501) and Sky Sports Cricket (Sky 404, Virgin 504).

Talksport 2 will have live ball-by-ball commentary and is accessible through their app or a DAB digital radio.

Their commentary team will include Steve Harmison, Darren Gough, Mark Butcher, Ryan ten Doeschate and Gareth Batty, Neil Manthorp, Jarrod Kimber, Andrew McKenna and Jon Norman.

In the Netherlands and across Europe, Viaplay will stream the series via their online service.

Fans in India can similarly stream the matches from Fancode, while those in North America can access Willow TV for the three matches.

Flow Sports, meanwhile, will carry live coverage in the Caribbean.

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