Netherlands celebrate a wicket, Netherlands v Hong Kong at Kwekwe during 2018 ICC World Cup Qualifiers - Image by ICC Online Media Zone @ICC (Twitter)

KNCB (Koninklijke Nederlandse Cricket Bond) have announced the 15-member men’s senior squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Qualifiers from Oct 18th – Nov 02nd, 2019 in UAE. The same squad will also travel to Oman prior to the qualifiers to play in the 5-nation T20I tournament from Oct 05th – 10th, where they play against the host’s, Ireland, Hong Kong and Nepal to prepare for the ICC tournament.

Netherlands squad welcome back English county professionals in Ryan ten Doeschate & Shane Snater (Essex), Roelof van der Merwe & Paul van Meekeren (Somerset), Timm van der Gugten (Glamorgan) and the newest addition to the dutch fraternity, Colin Ackermann (Leicestershire & South Africa’s domestic team Warriors) into the squad for the upcoming tournaments.

Most of the squad members will travel to Ireland to take part in the T20I Tri-series against the host’s and Scotland from Sep 15th – 20th, 2019. The Tri-series squad, however, contains few young players in the system, who have impressed with their performances with the Netherlands “A” squad in their series against Jersey in Aug 2019.

Netherlands are grouped alongside Scotland, Papua New Guinea, Namibia, Singapore, Kenya and Bermuda in Group A in the Qualifiers. The top team at the end of the group stage will qualify directly for the T20 World Cup, while the next three team’s will also be part of the play-off structure to decide the other qualification spots.

Netherlands Squad

Pieter Seelaar (Captain), Philippe Boissevain, Roelof van der Merwe, Tobias Visée, Scott Edwards (wk), Colin Ackermann, Paul van Meekeren, Ryan ten Doeschate, Fred Klaassen, Tonny Staal, Brandon Glover, Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper, Shane Snater & Timm van der Gugten

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Netherlands Squad for Ireland T20I Tri-series

Pieter Seelaar (Captain), Philippe Boissevain, Vikram Singh, Tobias Visée, Scott Edwards (wk), Clayton Floyd, Paul van Meekeren, Bas de Leede, Fred Klaassen, Tonny Staal, Brandon Glover, Max O’Dowd, Ben Cooper & Shane Snater

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