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The selection is known for the Dutch men’s cricket team that will participate in Zimbabwe in June and July in the qualifying tournament for the 50-over world championship to be held in India at the end of 2023.
Previously, the Netherlands (as winner of the World Cricket League) participated in the Super League. The countries that finished in the top eight qualified directly for the World Cup. For the numbers 9 to 13, the upcoming tournament offers the opportunity to qualify for the World Cup through the ‘back door’. There are still two World Cup tickets to be forgiven. In addition to the Netherlands and Scotland, various ‘ICC Full Members’ are participating, such as the West Indies, Sri Lanka and Ireland.
The Netherlands will compete against Zimbabwe, the USA, Nepal and the West Indies.
The other group consists of Sri Lanka, Ireland, Scotland, Oman and the United Arab Emirates.
The squad consists of Scott Edwards (captain, wicketkeeper), Max O’Dowd, Logan van Beek, Vikram Singh, Aryan Dutt, Viv Kingma, Bas de Leede, Noah Croes, Ryan Klein, Teja Nidamanuru, Wesley Barresi, Shariz Ahmad, Clayton Floyd, Michael Levitt, Saqib Zulfiqar.
Captain Scott Edwards: “After a run of three games in Zimbabwe a few months ago, we have been very focused on preparing for the qualifiers. We are confident that the squad we have can be successful. We have a good mix of experienced players and a number of promising young players who have performed well in ProSeries and club cricket.”
KNCB High Performance Manager Roland Lefebvre: “The Dutch team selected for the World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe is a well-balanced team that stems from a very successful T20 World Cup in Australia and two competitive Super League series against Zimbabwe and South Africa. The fact that our experienced county players are not available has made it possible to include a number of young players in the squad and we look forward to seeing them perform at the highest level.”
June 20, 9 a.m. – Zimbabwe
June 22, 9 a.m. – United States
June 24 9 a.m. – Nepal
June 26 09:00 – West Indies