As the World cup is a few weeks away, the hype is getting real now. Team Netherlands is all set to kickstart their qualifier journey on October 18th. The 17-ranked team in ICC T20 rankings will make their fourth appearance in the ICC tournament. Let’s check out how strong Netherlands is to qualify for the next round of the tournament.
Pieter Seelaar, the captain of Netherlands, has got massive talent under his plate. He is one of the best all-rounders for the Netherlands and can extract wickets with his spin and score quick and heavy runs. Stephan Myburgh, who has made his comeback to the team, is a brilliant batter and holds experience to tackle bowling attacks well. Not to mention, the middle order of the Dutch team is equipped with healthy and sound batters. Ryan Ten Doeschate, Roelof van der Merwe, and the skipper himself is the fine example.
Not to forget how good Ben Cooper is. The middle-order batter has played 56 T20I and scored 1230 runs. So, the middle order of the Dutch’s squad sits at a good position.However, Logan van Beek and Bas de Leede’s new addition to the team are passionate and qualified enough to put up a great show.
The pace attack of Seelaar’s men is noteworthy. It exhibits familiar and powerful names that have displayed gigantic shows in the past. Fred Klaassen, Brandon Glover, and Paul van Meekeren know the art of extracting wickets on slow and sluggish pitches.
Moreover, come rain or shine, the spin attack of Netherlands manifests powerful show. Van der Merwe, Colin Ackermann, Philippe Boissevain, and the skipper Seelaar can tie opponents in knots throughout the middle overs.
So, the squad of Netherlands is pretty balanced and carries the potential to deliver tough competition to any opponent. It is up to the captain now that how he utilize his squad well.
Pieter Seelaar’s men will kick off their journey of the World cup against Ireland on October 18th. Ireland and Netherlands matches are exciting and thrilling. Likewise, Netherlands has confidence as they have a good record against Ireland, winning seven of their T20Is against Ireland.
Netherlands features in a cut-throat group. A place between Sri Lanka, Ireland, and Namibia.
18 October: v Ireland, Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
20 October: v Namibia, Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
22 October: v Sri Lanka, Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Netherlands Squad: Pieter Seelaar (c), Stephan Myburgh, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Scott Edwards, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Fred Klaasen, Brandon Glover, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren, Logan van Beek, Philippe Boissevain, Timm van der Gugten, Ben Cooper and Max O’Dowd.
Reserves: Shane Snater, Tobias Visee,