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Netherlands v England - Cricket - Second ODI preview

England opened up this three-match series against the Netherlands with a record-breaking win, leaving the hosts with much to ponder going into the second ODI on Sunday.

Given the manner of their struggles on Friday, it is no surprise to see the Dutch as bigger outsiders to exact revenge at 22/1, while the Three Lions are strong favourites at 1/80.

Records there to be broken

What: Netherlands v England, second ODI
Where: VRA Cricket Ground, Amstelveen
When: 10:00, Sunday, 19th June
How to watch: Sky Sports Cricket and bet365's Sports Live Streaming platform
Odds: Netherlands 22/1, England 1/80

Although England are missing players due the ongoing Test series with New Zealand, Friday's demolition job highlighted the strength in depth of the batting line-up, in particular, as they put the Netherlands to the sword in what was a record-breaking win.

Eoin Morgan's side not only surpassed their own benchmark of 481-6 to set a new men's record, but also that of New Zealand women's 491-4 to set a new world record ODI score of 498-4 in what was a very one-sided 232-run win.

Given that alternative options for new England white-ball coach Matthew Mott, should he wish to change things up, are of the bowling variety, the hosts can expect another potential onslaught from a side that is in form.

Understandably, Jos Buttler stole the headlines with his destructive 162, coming off just 70 balls, but it is worth noting that Friday's innings was the first time England had three centurions in the same ODI, which was only the third time this happened before - South Africa having done it twice.

Despite it being a record success, England ultimately fell short of what appears to be a magical mark, with 500 runs remaining a carrot for their batters to go after.

There is no doubt that the 2019 world champions have the firepower and desire to pass the benchmark, but the chances of it happening on Sunday are open to question.

The Netherlands will be trying to bounce back, in some way, from their mauling but they have little chance of doing so with a victory, with the best chance of "winning" perhaps coming at the toss, which they won in the opener and for which they are priced at 10/11 to do so again.

The Dutch have lost their previous three series in 2022 without winning a game, losing 3-0 to Afghanistan, New Zealand and West Indies, and there was little evidence after Friday to suggest that record will be changing soon.

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Buttler worth taking on

Buttler is arguably the best white-ball batter in world cricket and he is certainly a man in form, having scored four hundreds in the recent Indian Premier League.

His 70-ball 162 marks him out as one to watch on Sunday but the depth of England's batting makes it worthwhile to take him on as he leads the betting at 11/4 to finish as England's top batter.

Of course, being the favourite doesn't necessarily discount him but a lot may depend on how he is utilised in the second ODI, having been promoted up the order in the opener.

Head coach Mott will hardly be learning anything new about Buttler, regardless of where he plays, but the Lancashire ace might not be pushed up again to give others a chance, while there are always batters ahead of him in the line-up that the Netherlands need to remove.

It is also worth noting that Buttler offered two chances up on Friday but was dropped on 17 and 37 as the hosts wasted those opportunities to have potentially turned the game.

Phil Salt will be confident after scoring his maiden hundred for England and is available at 7/2, while Dawid Malan is fresh from matching Buttler's feat of reaching three figures in all formats for England and is on offer at 9/2.

There is no doubt that Jason Roy and Eoin Morgan missed out on Friday, scoring 1 and 0 respectively, and their added incentive to get in on the act could give their odds of 3/1 and 8/1 a little more value.

All players on weather watch

Amstelveen's VRA Ground will again play host, as it does indeed for the third instalment next Wednesday, so the players will already be used to the pitch, a factor in England's favour after Friday's rout.

The Netherlands appear to be in need of a helping hand from somewhere and although England will be unlikely to be taking their foot off the gas, they may just get their wish on the weather front.

Rain looks set to play some part throughout the day which could easily lead to lost overs and therefore curtail England's hopes of reaching 500, while it may just also give the bowlers a hand in extracting a bit more movement and boosting their chances of taking wickets.

This will work against both batting line-ups with the winner of the toss expected to bowl first to take advantage.

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