41-year-old Ryan ten Doeschate has been included in the team of the Netherlands for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Oman and the UAE. Colin Ackermann is captain Pieter Seelaar’s deputy, while the selectors ignored Michael Rippon, Tom Cooper and Vivian Kingma.
Ten Doeschate was the second highest scorer in the T20 World Cup in 2019, while his team defended their title, and he then told captain Seelaar that he wanted to play in another World Cup.
“I am delighted to make this selection announcement for the 2020 T20 World Cup,” head coach Ryan Campbell said in a statement.
‘It’s probably the toughest selection process I’ve been through since I started my role as national coach. I am very pleased with the mix between experience and youth in the team.
“Colin will take on the role of vice-captain, and it is fantastic to announce that veteran Ryan ten Doeschate will perform at this tournament once again. Our strength has always been our group of fast bowlers, and they have all had a wonderful season, especially our agricultural bowlers. I look forward to seeing how they will make a serious impact on the World Cup, ” added Campbell.
The Netherlands will close horns with Sri Lanka, Ireland and Namibia in Group A to try to qualify for the Super 12 stage. Their matches are scheduled for October 18, 20 and 22 in Abu Dhabi and Sharjah.
Here is the team from the Netherlands for T20 WC 2021:
Pieter Seelaar (c), Colin Ackermann, Philippe Boissevain, Bas de Leede, Paul van Meekeren, Ben Cooper, Max O’Dowd, Scott Edwards, Ryan ten Doeschate, Timm van der Gugten, Roelof van der Merwe, Brandon Glover, Fred Klaassen , Logan van Beek, Stephan Myburgh. Reserves: Tobias Visee, Shane Snater
Reserves: Tobias Visee, Shane Snater.