Netherlands bowl first, David Willey to play for England

Toss Netherlands chose to bowl first vs England

Netherlands won the toss and sent England in to bat in the first of their three ODIs in Amstelveen.

A late team change sees the return of Tom Cooper to the Netherlands middle-order, having played his previous ODI back in 2013. He replaces Teja Nidamanuru following the last-minute submission of his paperwork. For England, David Willey plays ahead of Brydon Carse to complete a three-man left-arm seam attack, alongside Reece Topley and Sam Curran.

Pieter Seelaar, the Netherlands captain, said his side had learnt from their 3-0 series defeat at the hands of West Indies, which concluded earlier this month, with the visitors going 2-0 up batting second.

“It looks a nice wicket and what we’ve seen from the West Indies series is it’s a good ground to chase on,” he said.

England haven’t played an ODI since hosting Pakistan last summer, and this will be their first match under newly appointed white-ball coach Matthew Mott, who previously led the record-breaking Australia Women’s team from 2015 until their World Cup victory in April.
England skipper Eoin Morgan said he would have chosen to chase too, had he won the toss.

“The wicket looks good and the weather’s set fair so we don’t expect to see [conditions] changing much,” he said. “It’s great to have clarity in the direction we’re going, Motty’s a guy who’s been fantastic around the group and he comes with a great reputation.”

Play was set to begin in warm and fine conditions.

Netherlands: 1 Vikramjit Singh, 2 Max O’Dowd, 3 Musa Nadeem, 4 Bas de Leede, 5 Tom Cooper, 6 Scott Edwards (wk), 7 Pieter Seelaar (capt), 8 Logan van Beek, 9 Shane Snater, 10 Aryan Dutt, 11 Philippe Boissevain

England: 1 Jason Roy, 2 Phil Salt, 3 Dawid Malan, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Jos Buttler (wk), 6 Liam Livingstone, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Sam Curran, 9 David Willey, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Reece Topley

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