With Roelof van der Merwe and Colin Ackermann making a comeback to the squad, the Netherlands are a serious competitor in this month’s mega event. Led by Scott Edwards, the side boasts a very good bowling line-up too.
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Netherlands are the lowest-ranked side in the MRF Tyres T20I Team Rankings competing in Australia and will need to turn it on in the all-important first-round clashes with Namibia and the UAE for a chance to progress to the Super 12 stage.
Scott Edwards will lead this Netherlands side, who passed his first test at the Qualifier. Edwards is in a rich vein of form with the bat. He will need to stand up for his team in the upcoming T20 World Cup.
Scott Edwards (c), Colin Ackermann, Shariz Ahmad, Roelof van der Merwe, Stephan Myburgh, Teja Nidamanuru, Max O’Dowd, Tim Pringle, Vikram Singh Logan van Beek, Tom Cooper, Brandon Glover, Timm van der Gugten, Fred Klaassen, Bas de Leede, Paul van Meekeren.
Nnetherlandsv UAE (16 October), Kardinia Park, Geelong
Netherlands v Namibia (18 October), Kardinia Park, Geelong
Netherlands v Sri Lanka (20 October), Kardinia Park, Geelong
Van der Merwe – He is a brilliant left-arm spinner who can keep it tight and can also get some valuable contributions down the order with the bat in hand.
Mewer is a highly experienced player, he has represented the South African Cricket team and is a regular part of the Somerset team in the English Domestic Circuit.
Max O’Dowd – While the opener should be better supported in the 2022 campaign, Max will be expected to get the Dutch team off to good starts in the powerplay.
Fred Klaasen – Klaasen is an excellent left-arm pace bowler who can swing the ball early on and is lethal with the ball in the death overs.
He has a terrific yorker and can also change the pace extremely well. He regularly plays cricket in the County Circuit in England, he impressed one and all with his performances in the 100 this year.
Results in the last 10 games
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