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Cricket Netherlands: Cricket selection announced for World Cup qualifiers against Pakistan

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Photo Credit: Cricket Netherlands

On 16, 18 and 21 August 2022, the Netherlands will play three World Cup qualifiers (One Day Internationals) against Pakistan on the VOC field in Rotterdam. The selection committee has announced its selection for the competitions. Notable names in the selection are Wesley Barresi (HBS), who returns, and newcomer Arnav Jain (VOC).

Barresi (38) made his debut for the Netherlands in 2010 and played his last game in 2019. In 32 ODIs, he scored 927 runs (average 35.65) and another 799 (22.82) in 42 T20Is. He can keep goalkeepers and also bowls meritorious offspin.

Arnav Jain (20) is an off spinner/batsman. He previously played for the Netherlands U19 and impressed during the T20 final day. He bowled 2-15 in the final, scoring 40 runs from 22 balls.

The Dutch selection consists of the following players:

  • Scott Edwards (VOC, captain and wicket-keeper)
  • Musa Ahmad (VCC)
  • Shariz Ahmad (VCC)
  • Wesley Barresi (HBS)
  • Logan van Beek (VCC)
  • Tom Cooper (Kampong)
  • Aryan Dutt (VRA)
  • Arnav Jain (VOC)
  • Viv Kingma (VCC)
  • Ryan Klein (HBS)
  • Bas de Leede (VCC)
  • Teja Nidamanuru (Punjab CCNR)
  • Tim Pringle (HCC)
  • Max O’Dowd (VOC)
  • Vikram Singh (VRA)

Pakistan

First of all, the names of batsman Babar Azam and left arm seamer Shaheen Shah Afridi stand out in Pakistan’s selection. Newcomers to the roster are Abdullah Shafique, Salman Ali Agha and Naseem Shah.

Pakistan’s squad consists of:

  • Babar Azam (captain)
  • Shadab Khan (Vice Captain)
  • Mohammad Rizwan (World Cup)
  • Mohammad Haris (World Cup)
  • Abdullah Shafique
  • Fakhar Zaman
  • Haris Rauf
  • Imam-ul-Haqi
  • Khushdil Shah
  • Mohammad Nawazu
  • Mohammad Wasim Jr
  • Naseem Shah
  • Salman Ali Agha
  • Shaheen Shah Afridic
  • Shahnawaz Dahanic
  • Zahid Mahmood

Matches (all at VOC, Hazelaarweg, Rotterdam):

  1. August 16, 2022 – 11 a.m.: Netherlands-Pakistan
  2. August 18, 2022 – 11 a.m.: Netherlands-Pakistan
  3. August 21, 2022 – 11 a.m.: Netherlands-Pakistan

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