T20 World Cup 2016 Netherlands Team Squad and Performance

NetherlandsThe team is classified as a minnow however to count it out is a big mistake especially in the T20 format. Recently the team has notched impressive performances and could prove to be the dark horse of the tournament. Netherlands has been participating in the world cups and is sure of improving the performance over the years. Continuously playing the game would bolster the skill sets of the players to a great degree.

Participation of Netherlands Team in T20 World Cup

Netherlands has participated in 2 editions right from 2009 to 2014.

Performance of Netherlands Team in T20 World Cup

Netherlands was placed in the group B along with England and Pakistan in the year 2009. The group was tough but nether lands fought well and produce one of the biggest upsets of the tournament. They defeated England by 4 wickets but lost to Pakistan by 82 runs. In fact, the target of 175 set by the Pakistani team proved to be too tough for the Netherland batsmen. They wilted under pressure and the innings folded into 93 runs. Netherlands couldn’t progress to the next stage due to lower run rate however they left an everlasting impression on the tournament.

The team participated in the 5th edition of the tournament in 2014 and it was clubbed in group B along with Zimbabwe, Ireland and UAE. Netherlands played 3 matches and won 2 of them. It defeated UAE by 6 wickets and also thumbed IRISH team by identical margin however lots to Zimbabwe by 5 wickets. The Irish team swept into the super10 stage of the game based on the run rate. In super 10 stage, it played 4 matches and lost 3 of them but was able to notch a solitary win over England. The minnows defeated the giant by 45 runs and like 2009 repeated the feat. In spite of the heroics the team finished at the bottom of the table.

T20 World Cup 2016 ScheduleT20 World Cup 2016 Netherlands Team Squad

15 member team squad of Netherlands team for T20 world cup 2016 is given below.
  1. Roelof van der Merwe
  2. Peter Borren
  3. Mudassar Bukhari
  4. Stephanus Myburgh
  5. Ahsan Malik
  6. Pieter Seelaar
  7. Paul van Meekeren
  8. Wesley Barresi
  9. Michael Rippon
  10. Vivian Kingma
  11. Ben Cooper
  12. Logan van Beek
  13. Timm van der Gugten
  14. Max O'Dowd
  15. Sikander Zulfiqar
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Last Updated on: 07/02/2016

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