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The low-key outskirts of Amstelveen, a suburb of Amsterdam, may be a world away from England’s usual outskirts, but this is where his new era of white-ball under Matthew Mott begins with the first of three one-day international games. against Holland.

A series against the Netherlands might not seem too arduous, but captain Eoin Morgan said the ODIs were an important part of both the team’s 50th Anniversary World Cup defense and the build-up to this year’s T20 World Cup in Australia in October.

“Right now, it’s about trying to put the right players in the right roles, given the squad we’ve brought in,” he said. “Part of one of the reasons we have our veterans here is to grow that relationship with the coach.

“One of the attributes when thinking about the future of our white-ball game and what the team needs is an experienced coach who brings that hunger for success and is not afraid to hold some of the best players in the world accountable on an environmentally friendly team.” said Morgan. “Motty brings this.”

One of the most obvious changes we will see in the Netherlands is Jos Buttler being used in a new floating role in the middle order as England try to make greater use of their most talented batsman.

Buttler has hit just four in 11 of his 148 ODIs – making two centuries in the position. It has been used most often at age six, including at Lord’s in the 2019 World Cup final, but Morgan has suggested that it may appear higher in the order of this series.

“He’s done this before and we’ll evaluate as the game progresses and see how his role can evolve,” Morgan said.

Buttler enters the series with an extremely impressive display in the Indian Premier League of the year, where he scored 863 runs – the second highest tally in the competition’s history – as a starter.

Stay here for all the action with the game set to start at 10am.

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