Netherlands names its squad for ICC World Twenty20 India 2016
Logan van Beek the only addition to the side that toured UAE
06 February 2016 15:52
The Dutch selectors chose to stick with the same Netherlands squad that has tasted recent success in the United Arab Emirates
Peter Borren will captain the squad for the tournament in India, to be held in March-April.
“This group has shown an immense amount of commitment to what we are trying to achieve on the field of play, and continued playing our brand of cricket. After a great season with Canterbury, the addition of Logan van Beek can only mean added value to the squad and we look forward to having him back,” said Anton Roux, the Netherlands head coach.
Van Beek has 129 runs at a strike-rate of 107.5 and 40 wickets from 45 Twenty20 games in his career.
The Netherlands, who beat England in the 2009 edition of the ICC World T20, will have good memories of the event. In 2014 as well, it chased down 190 in 13.5 overs against Ireland to qualify for the Super 10s, where it again defeated England.
Stephan Myburgh, one of the heroes of that campaign, remains in the squad for the 2016 event.
The team will depart on 17 February to prepare in Bangalore and Mohali. It is drawn in Group A, along with Bangladesh, Ireland and Oman. If it finishes first in the group, it will join Group 2 for the Super 10s stage, along with India, Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan.
The side begins its campaign against Bangladesh (March 9), followed by games against Oman (March 11) and Ireland (March 13), all to be played in Dharamsala.
Squad: Wesley Barresi, Logan van Beek, Peter Borren (captain), Mudassar Bukhari, Ben Cooper, Timm van der Gugten, Vivian Kingma, Ahsan Malik, Paul Meekeren, Roelof van der Merwe, Stephan Myburgh, Max O'Dowd, Michael Rippon, Pieter Seelaar and Sikander Zulfiqar.