T20 World Cup: Netherlands team announced, 41-year-old veteran all-rounder returns
The Netherlands has announced its 15-man squad for the ICC T20 World Cup to be held in UAE and Oman next month. Played in the World Cup Qualifier tournament. Meanwhile, 37-year-old Stefan Myberg, who was dropped from the World Cup qualifiers, has made it to the side thanks to his consistent runs in domestic and various international white-ball matches. Tobias Wiese and Shane Snater also joined the squad as reserve players. The Netherlands is participating in the T20 World Cup for the fourth time.
Netherland T20 World Cup squad
15-member squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2021
Pieter Seelaar (c)
Bas de Leede
Ryan Ten Doeschate
Logan van Beek
Timm van der Gugten
Roelof van der Merwe
Paul van Meekeren
|Reserves: Tobias Visee, Shane Snater|
Mayberg has experience in the last T20 World Cup, in which he scored 280 runs at a strike rate of 145.83 and an average of 31.11. 31-year-old Logan van Beek and 21-year-old Bass de Leede have also returned to the team. De Leede is following in the footsteps of his father Tim and pursuing his cricket career. His father participated in all Cricket World Cup matches for the Netherlands from 1996 to 2007. Several substitutes have been added to the team to balance the batting. Players like Ryan ten Dochet and Roelof van der Merwe have been picked who are capable of handling the team in the middle overs. Mybergs experience with Max ODowd, Ben Cooper and Scott Edwards adds depth to the batting.
Apart from this, there is no dearth of bowling options in the captain and all-rounder Seelar. He will also be encouraged by the results of the 2019 qualifiers in the UAE, where his bowling has been outstanding. Fast bowlers like Paul van Meeckeren, Tim van der Guggen, Fred Klaasen and Brandon Glover will be challenging, while van der Merwe, Colin Ackermann and Seelar can put the opposition in trouble by bowling in the middle overs. The Netherlands are included in Group A in the T20 World Cup round one, where they will take on Ireland, Namibia and Sri Lanka.