Netherlands bank on youth for WT20 qualifier

Netherlands have named a young squad to play in the ICC Women's World T20 qualifier
Netherlands have named a young squad to play in the ICC Women's World T20 qualifier
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Netherlands have named their 14-strong squad which will take part in the ICC Women's World Twenty20 qualifier in Thailand beginning next month.

Captained by Esther de Lange, the squad will first head to Sri Lanka to acclimatise and play warm-up games against Sri Lanka A and a Panadura CC XI.

They are taking a young squad with an average age of just over 20 with just five players remaining from the squad that narrowly missed out on qualification in 2013, when they lost by two runs in the deciding play-off against Ireland.

They head to Thailand on the back of competing in English domestic cricket this summer, gaining experience and will be coached by Peter Cantrell, who led the Netherlands men's team to the 2007 World Cup in the West Indies.

Former women's international Caroline de Fouw will be his assistant.

The Netherlands squad will head to Sri Lanka on 19th November and will then travel to Bangkok on 26th November. they play Ireland, Zimbabwe and China in group B of the tournament.

The top two teams in the group will qualify for the semi-finals with the teams making it through to the final also qualifying for the ICC Women's World Twenty20 2016 in India.

Netherlands Women's World T20 qualifier squad: Esther de Lange (captain), Miranda Veringmeier (vice-captain), Cher van Slobbe, Lisa Klokgieters, Juliët Post, Coco Steenstra Toussaint, Annemijn Thomson, Robine Rijke, Esther Corder, Babette de Leede, Heather Siegers, Christine Erkelens, Sterre Kalis

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