World T20 2014: England vs. Netherlands Live Stream, Form Guide and Key Stats

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World T20 2014: England vs. Netherlands Live Stream, Form Guide and Key Stats
A.M. Ahad
Only pride is at stake in this match.

England take on the Netherlands on Monday in their final game at this year's World Twenty20.

With both teams having already been eliminated there will be a sense of both sides going through the motions, a basement battle with nothing but pride at stake.

Stuart Broad will be keen to end the tournament on a high note but will need to be wary of the Netherlands' own big hitters, Tom Cooper in particular having a decent tournament.

 

Date: Monday, March 31

Time: 10:30 a.m. BST/5:30 a.m. ET

Live Stream: SkyGO app

TV Info: Sky Sports 2, Sky Sports 2 HD

 

Form Guide

Neither team has been particularly impressive at this tournament so far.

The Chittagong conditions haven't really offered anything in the way of swing and England in particular have also suffered with the dewy air, dropping far too many routine catches for Broad's liking.

After heavy rain had restricted New Zealand's chase-down of England's respectable 172 in the first game, the match was eventually awarded to the Kiwis, via Duckworth-Lewis method, despite only 5.2 of their overs being bowled.

England's highest ever T20 run chase followed against the Sri Lankans in Game 2, thanks to the heroics of Alex Hales, who gave England genuine hopes of a successful conclusion to the tournament.

A.M. Ahad
Tom Cooper has been a big hitter for the Netherlands.

However, those hopes were dashed again in the most agonising fashion possible with their loss coming in the last game against South Africa.

In hindsight, the English batsmen could have opened up earlier had they not lost wickets at inopportune times, the big hits coming too late in the day's play to affect the score.

Equally, on another day, the South African innings might have been curtailed significantly if Broad's fielders were on their mettle.

Despite allowing Hashim Amla in particular to get a foothold, with the South Africans able to post a huge 196, England went into the final over still in contention, just.

Two sixes and a four from Bresnan left England just three runs shy of the total, a result which saw them spinning out of the tournament.

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Alex Hales will be relied upon for the big hits.

The Netherlands have had something of a topsy-turvy tournament to this point.

An absolute disaster of truly epic proportions befell them in their opener, as they lost by nine wickets to Sri Lanka, scoring a truly abysmal 39 in the process.

Clearly stunned by just how insipid a performance it was, captain Peter Borren went looking for a reaction against South Africa.

Whilst the Netherlands went on to suffer their second defeat, it was a much better performance, with some magnificent bowling by Ahsan Malik the highlight.

His five for 19 restricted the South Africans, and he gave his team an achievable 146 to chase. 

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England's run chase against South Africa was in vain.

Stephan Myburgh's heroics with the bat weren't enough to help his side to victory as they fell just short of the total.

In their last match against New Zealand, a sluggish start didn't really help the Netherlands, and Borrens' captain's innings of 49 to keep the scoreboard ticking along was ultimately in vain.

Kiwi captain Brendon McCullum provided a decent innings of his own with a 65 to take the game away from the Netherlands. 

 

Key Stats

England have posted two of the top five highest scores in the tournament (193/7 vs. South Africa and 190/4 vs. Sri Lanka). Netherlands posted the second-highest total so far with their 193/4 against Ireland.

Stephan Myburgh and Cooper lead the tournament with the most sixes. Myburgh has 12 and Cooper 10. England's biggest hitter, Alex Hales, has seven.

Ahsan Malik is the leading wicket taker in the tournament so far with 12.

 

All key stats via ESPNcricinfo.com

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