The Netherlands men's team are in for a busy home international summer with visits from four full member sides. West Indies, England and Pakistan will visit for ODI Super League series, whilst New Zealand will also tour for two T20Is.

The series against the West Indies began today with the first of the three ODIs against a Dutch side without most of their county cricketers. West Indies captain Nicholas Pooran won the toss and chose to put the home team into bat on a day that had rain forecast.

The Dutch started well with openers Vikramjit Singh and Max O'Dowd putting on 63 before Singh was dismissed lbw by Akeal Hosein for 47. O'Dowd went on to score 39 amongst interruptions for rain that eventually reduced the match to a 45 over contest.

Teja Nidamanuru, on ODI debut, top scored with 58 from 51 balls as the Netherlands scored 240-7 from their 50 overs. Akeal Hosein was the pick of the West Indies debut with 2-29. Interestingly, Nidamanuru wasn't the only Dutch debutant in the match - Keacy Carty, who was born on St Maarten, part of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, became the first player born there to play for the West Indies. Up until this point he could have played for the Netherlands. He didn't bat or bowl in this match so time will tell if the Netherlands will regret not picking him.

The West Indian reply started with a 120 run partnership between Shai Hope and Shamarh Brooks which ended when Brooks was caught by Logan van Beek off his own bowling. Brandon King also chipped in with an unbeaten 58 but the star of the show was Hope, who scored an unbeaten 119 to help his team complete a seven wicket win with 11 balls to spare.

The series continues on Thursday.