Michael Rippon, the all-rounder, will return to the Netherlands squads for their Twenty20 tri-series with Nepal and MCC at Lord’s, and the two one-day internationals against Nepal at home.
Rippon, who bowls left-arm wrist spin, missed out on the team’s recent matches this year, including the ICC Cricket World Cup Qualifier 2018 in Zimbabwe, because of his domestic commitments in New Zealand.
However, the Pieter Seelaar-led team will be without the services of Ryan ten Doeschate, Roelof van der Merwe and Timm van der Gugten, three of their most prominent players.
📢 KNCB confirm full squad for Triangular Tournament with MCC & Nepal and the ODI series againts Nepal!— Cricket🏏Netherlands (@KNCBcricket) July 23, 2018
🏆 T20 Triangular Tournament
🗓️ Sunday 29 July 2018
🏆 ODI Series vs Nepal
🗓️ 1 & 3 August 2018
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Having brought in three rookies for the T20 International tri-series featuring Scotland and Ireland recently, the Netherlands continued to blood fresh faces in Hidde Overdijk, Clayton Floyd and Tonny Staal.
Overdijk and Dan ter Braak, who featured in an ICC Intercontinental Cup match against Ireland last year, are in line to make ODI debuts in the historic series against Nepal as well.
The match against Nepal at Lord’s on 29 July will have T20I status, while the ODIs on 1 and 3 August will be the visitors’ first. Nepal got ODI status because of their performance in the Qualifier, while the Netherlands won it with their World Cricket League Championship triumph.
Squad for tri-series: Pieter Seelaar (c), Wesley Barresi, Scott Edwards (wk), Clayton Floyd, Frederick Klaassen, Bas De Leede, Paul van Meekeren, Max O'Dowd, Hidde Overdijk, Michael Rippon, Shane Snater, Tonny Staal, Tobias Visee
Squad for ODIs: Pieter Seelaar (c), Wesley Barresi, Dan ter Braak, Ben Cooper, Scott Edwards (wk), Frederick Klaassen, Bas De Leede, Paul van Meekeren, Stephan Myburgh, Max O'Dowd, Hidde Overdijk, Shane Snater, Michael Rippon