CricketShai Hope Hits 11th Ton In Style To Lead West Indies Home
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Shai Hope scored his 11th ODI ton as West Indies defeated Netherlands by 7 wickets in the first ODI of the tri-match series at Amstelveen on Tuesday. His 11th ODI century set up a dominant performance for West Indies in their first of three ODIs against the Netherlands at Amstelveen Netherlands.

West Indies have a new skipper in this series, taking over a full-time white-ball captaincy role for the first time. Scott Edwards will look after the wicketkeeping duties, while the Netherlands have a decent depth, with Pieter Seelaar, their usual skipper, and van Bijjk in the bottom of the order. Brandon King and Shai Hope will lead the charge with Shamarh Brooks, Kyle Mayers, a new skipper, and Rovman Powell all coming up through the middle order. Nicholas Pooran was happy with how West Indies have been building partnerships and complimented the batting of Brooks and Hope, while he was pleased with King’s efforts too.

Both sides got strong bowling attacks — at least, the men in orange will be looking to bowl well in their home conditions, and will surely provide a strong Test for West Indies batsmen — and we may indeed be seeing a low-scoring clash. Teja Nidamanuru, the all-rounder who has featured for Auckland in the past, got West Indies going again, marking Teja Nidamanurus ODI debut with a fierce 58 off 51 balls that took the Dutch to a respectable 240 for seven in 45 overs. Logan van Bijck took 2-49 for Netherlands, who lost their impetus after being on a firm score of 102-1 by the 22nd over. When Nicholas Pooran, the captain, fell cheaply three overs later, the Netherlands might have had an outside chance to win.

West Indies One-Day International (ODI) vice-captain Shai Hope believes that success on the maiden tour to Netherlands Netherlands will be achieved if West Indies quickly adjusts to their new surroundings and opposition playing styles. West Indies began their three-match ODI series against Netherlands on Tuesday at the VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen. West Indies are set to come to Australia at the beginning of October, facing Australia at Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast, Queensland, in two T20 internationals on 5 and 7 October.

West Indies and Australia will renew their Frank Worrell Trophy rivalry when they face off in a Test series later in the year, followed by a two-match T20I series before the ICC T20 World Cup. The first Test will be a traditional one-day test match at the Perth Stadium, Western Australia, on November 30 and December 4. Despite winning, West Indies remain in the 10th position, and out of direct qualification zones, of the ODI Super League, which serves to determine the seven direct qualifiers — plus hosts — for the next years 50-overs World Cup in India. Netherlands announced a very young team for their bilateral ODI series, with several players missing due to domestic commitments.