Netherlands Look to Rekindle World Twenty20 Love Affair

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Logan van Beek had starred with the ball as Netherlands shocked England in the World Twenty20 2014 and will once again be the key for the Dutch.

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Amsterdam: The Netherlands named a 15-man squad for the 2016 World Twenty20 in India, looking to rekindle the triumphs of 2009 and 2014 when they shocked England. (Negi, Mohammed Shami Included in India Squad, Mahendra Singh Dhoni to Lead)

Key to their hopes will be all-rounder Logan van Beek who took three for nine from two overs when the Dutch beat England by 45 runs in Chittagong two years ago. (Final Call on Delhi’s Four Matches on February 8)

That win followed their famous four-wicket triumph over the English at Lord’s in the 2009 World Twenty20. (Tendulkar Feels India Are Favourites For World Twenty20)

“This group has shown an immense amount of commitment to what we are trying to achieve on the field of play,” said coach Anton Roux of a squad captained by Peter Borren.

Van Beek, who plays his club cricket at Canterbury in New Zealand, has 129 runs at a strike-rate of 107.5 and 40 wickets from 45 Twenty20 games.

The Netherlands reached the second stage Super 10s of the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh in 2014, chasing down 190 in under 14 overs to beat Ireland and secure their place amongst the elite nations of the game.

This time around, the Dutch are drawn in Group A, along with Bangladesh, Ireland and Oman.

If they finish first in the group, they will join Group 2 for the Super 10s, along with India, Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan.

They begin their campaign against Bangladesh (March 9), followed by games against Oman (March 11) and Ireland (March 13), all to be played in Dharamsala.


Source: NDTV

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