Netherlands have been on the coronary heart of among the most memorable moments in ICC Males’s T20 World Cup historical past. This 12 months, they’re out to show memorable moments right into a momentous marketing campaign.
By means of T20 World Cup historical past, the Netherlands have usually tasted good one-off success. Who may overlook their well-known victories in opposition to England in 2009 and 2014, respectively?
Turning these victories into tournaments of word has generally proved a problem however they’ve tasted the sharp finish of a T20 World Cup earlier than, and with a mixture of each youth and expertise of their ranks, they are going to be hopeful of doing so once more. Having taken out the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifier 2019, they’ve each purpose to be assured.
Forward of their opening Spherical 1 fixture in opposition to Eire, on 18 October, we take a deeper delve into their squad.
Netherlands loved essentially the most auspicious of event debuts in 2009 as they registered a memorable win in opposition to England at Lord’s within the opening match of the occasion. Chasing 163 for victory, they obtained house on the final ball. Although they didn’t make it out of their group, on the advantage of web run-rate, there have been constructive indicators to construct upon for the long run.
Sadly, these indicators didn’t come to fruition instantly as they didn’t qualify for the 2010 and 2012 editions of the event.
After they returned in 2014, they did so in model, topping their Spherical 1 group courtesy of wins over the United Arab Emirates and Eire to qualify for the second stage. That win in opposition to Eire was one thing particular too, as they chased down a complete of 190 in lower than 14 overs.
It was within the subsequent stage that they as soon as once more managed to knock over England, successful by 45 runs this time round. Sadly for the group, the victory got here of their last recreation of the event.
That is still their final win within the second stage of a T20 World Cup having completed second of their Spherical 1 group in 2016, behind Bangladesh.
However with confirmed match-winners like Ryan Ten Doeschate, Ben Cooper, Roelof van der Merwe and Pieter Seelaar of their ranks, the Dutch can be hopeful of returning to the second stage of the T20 World Cup this month after which bettering their earlier finest event efficiency.
The acquainted faces of the squad are this 12 months joined by a raft of comparatively new names, who will undoubtedly be hungry to make their marks. Will probably be now as much as head coach Ryan Campbell to work out how he forges the 2 collectively to make a dogged aspect, able to competing with the perfect that worldwide cricket has to supply.
Pieter Seelaar (c), Colin Ackermann, Philippe Boissevain, Ben Cooper, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards, Brandon Glover, Fred Klaassen, Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Logan van Beek, Timm van der Gugten, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren
18 Oct – v Eire
20 Oct – v Namibia
22 Oct – v Sri Lanka
Finest end: Tremendous 10s (2014)
The Dutch had been in sensational kind through the 2014 version of the event in Bangladesh, reaching the Tremendous 10 stage. Slotted in Group B of the primary spherical together with Zimbabwe, Eire and the UAE, Netherlands received two matches to e-book a spot within the second section of the event.
Pitted in a troublesome Group 1 consisting of Sri Lanka, South Africa, New Zealand and England, the Dutch carried out admirably properly, ending with two factors on the board. These two factors got here through a well-known victory in opposition to England in Chittagong, the place they bowled out Stuart Broad’s males for 88 in defence of a goal of 134.
Max O’Dowd has slowly however absolutely cultivated a fame as an ready and versatile batter for Netherlands. Identified for his ball-striking talents, O’Dowd turned the primary batter to attain a T20I century for the Dutch.
Now having gained important expertise within the worldwide area, the 27-year previous can be anticipated to steer the cost for Netherlands with the bat. He has performed 40 matches, scoring 1038 runs at a median of 28.83 and hanging at 125.21. He may contribute some right-arm off-spin, which may turn out to be useful in Oman.
Tasked with main the aspect, the calming presence of Pieter Seelaar can be key for the Dutch hopes of getting out of Spherical 1. A veteran of 15 years in worldwide cricket, Seelaar has skilled the varied highs and lows of Dutch cricket.
Having performed 74 matches, Seelaar has picked up 56 wickets and his model of bowling can be good within the low and sluggish situations of UAE and Oman. He’ll look to comprise the circulate of runs and also will be a useful presence with the bat, having scored 568 runs in his profession with a highest of 96*.
Eire – 18 October
The 2 nations have cultivated fairly a rivalry over time, having performed in varied contests in opposition to one another in each the 20-over and 50-over codecs.
The 2 sides have confronted off 12 instances in T20 internationals, with the Dutch holding the sting with seven victories to 4. They’ll hope to increase upon this lead of their opening fixture in opposition to the Irish on October 18 in Abu Dhabi, as a victory can be important for both aspect to succeed in the subsequent stage.