The Next Big Thing In UAE T20 World Cup 2021: Netherlands Announces Their Squad

World cricket is preparing for the biggest T20 tournament. The T20 world cup 2021 has been scheduled in the United Arab Emirates and Oman from October 17 to November 14, 2021. This decision was taken after the tournament was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic last year. The matches’ venue includes the Sheikh Zayed stadium Abu Dhabi, the Sharjah stadium, the Dubai international stadium, and the women’s cricket academy ground.

Netherlands national cricket team is among the 16 teams playing in the T20 world cup 2021. They did not qualify for the super 12s round, so they will have to start at the eight-teams qualifying round. According to the schedule, there will be 45 matches, under two games. The first round will involve twelve games between the following eight teams [Netherlands, Namibia, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka, Oman, Scotland, Ireland, and Bangladesh].

Four teams will proceed to the super 12s. Super 12s matches will involve the top four round 1 and the top eight ranked t20 teams. These teams will then be divided into group 1 and group 2. The winning teams from each group will then proceed to the qualifiers match. They will then face each other in the knockout stage for the semi-finals and then the finals.

According to the T20 world cup 2021 schedule, eight teams will play in round 1. Netherlands is set to play against three teams in group A for the qualification of Super 12 stage. The first match will be against Ireland on October 18, starting from 1300hours at Abu Dhabi stadium. On October 20, 2021, Netherlands will play against Namibia for 1530hours at Abu Dhabi stadium. They will play their last match against Sri Lanka on October 22, 2021, 1930hours at Sharjah stadium 

On September 11, Coach Ryan Campbell announced a 17 man squad for the competition for the T20 world cup. Ryan said that this selection was one of the toughest since he started his job. He is looking forward to seeing the team make a real impact during this coming tournament. Ryan also stated that having veteran Ryan ten Doeschate for the last hoorah will be fantastic. He is confident that the teams’ strength will be their fast bowling group, and they will have a tremendous season.

The T20 world cup 2021 Netherland squad will be led by Pieter Seelaar as the team captain .Tobias Visee and Shane Snater will be the 

reserves .The rest of the team include :Philippe Boissevain, Max O’Dowd , Fred Klaassen, Timm van der Gugten, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Stephan Myburgh, Brandon Glover, Ryan ten Doeschate, Logan van Beek, Paul van Meekeren, Scott Edwards , Roelof van der Merwe and Ben Cooper.

On the staff part, Ryan Campbell will be the national coach while the assistant coach and analyst are James Hilditch, other positions such as the specialist coach will be under Ian Salisbury, George Dunlop being team manager, Chris Liddle as the bowling coach and the physio department will be led by Evan Speechly.

Reference Links:

  1. https://www.icccricketschedule.com/icc-cricket-t20-world-cup-2021-schedule-team-venue-time-table-pdf-point-table-ranking-winning-prediction/
  2. https://www.mykhel.com/cricket/t20-world-cup-2021-netherlands-announce-17-man-squad-for-the-mega-event-in-the-uae-174542.html?story=1
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2021_ICC_Men%27s_T20_World_Cup_squads
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