The Dutch team is ranked higher than the Irish team, and this will make a difference in the 2nd T20I when the two teams meet. Under the captaincy of Peter Borren, the team will be looking to make a mark in T20I league. On the other hand, the Irish team is captained by the tactically astute Gary Wilson.
The Irish have many players who play in the county circuit in England. However, the team is still trying to find its footing. They have won a few and lost a few, giving them a mixed result. This would explain why the team is ranked 17th.
The Netherlands cricket team has been working hard, according to the coach Ryan Campbell. It will be a tough fight for the Dutch side as both teams are evenly matched even though rankings speak another story.
The Borren’s squad comprises Ryan ten Doeschate, Stephen Myburgh, Wesley Barresi, Pieter Seelaar, Roelof van de Merwe, Vivian Kingma, Stephen Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Michael Rippon, and others.
Wilson’s team is made up of Peter Chase, Andrew Balbirnie, George Dockrell, Barry McCarthy, William Porterfield, Stuart Poynter, Boyd Rankin, James Shannon, and others.
While the Dutch are ranked higher than the Irish, in the first T20 tri-series, it could be the Irish team that will actually win:
Gary Wilson is captaining the side and has tons of experience.
Wilson is the leading batsman for Ireland in T20 matches for the last two years.
Irish team has a strong bowling side and will be able to bowl well in Dutch conditions.
While Peter Borren is a good captain, he will find it tough going to control the likes of Jacob Mulder and Peter Chase.
Both Mulder and Chase are good bowlers and capable of taking wickets to cripple the Dutch batting lineup.