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England Tour of Netherlands 2022: Fixtures , Player Squads, Venues – All you need to Know

England's Phil Salt
England's Phil Salt

Acting national coach Ryan Cook has announced his selection for the three World Cup qualifying matches against reigning world champion England on 17, 19 and 22 June. The most notable name is Tom Cooper, who played his last international match for the Dutch national team in 2016. Shane Snater, a professional at Essex, and Tim Pringle have also been added to the squad.

The 35-year-old right-handed batsman Cooper has focused mainly on playing as a professional in Australia, West Indies and England. He has an impressive track record: 976 One Day International runs with a batting average of 48.8, 404 T20i runs (28.85, strike rate 132.0), 6,533 First Class runs (34.93) and 5,501 List A runs (41.08). Earlier this year he played in the Australian Big Bash for Brisbane Heat.

With a young squad, the Netherlands is building on the matches that were recently played against the West Indies. England has opted for an experienced squad which on average is 30 years old.

Captain Pieter Seelaar: “After a very competitive series against the West Indies, we take on the reigning world champions England, taking a lot of positives from the matches against the West Indies into the upcoming Series. In saying that, there are also areas we need to improve in order to be as competitive against England.”

High Performance Manager Roland Lefebvre: "We are very pleased with the arrival of Tom Cooper, who brings with him a huge amount of experience. In recent years, some important players of the Dutch national team have stopped (Ryan ten Doeschate, Stephan Myburgh and Ben Cooper, ed.). The availability of Dutch players employed by English counties is also limited.  The knowledge and experience, but also the mentoring role that Tom will have within the young Dutch national team, is of great value. Tom is available for the rest of the international fixtures."

That schedule provides for three more World Cup qualifying matches against Pakistan this summer and two T20s against New Zealand, both in August. 

The Dutch selection will still be reduced from the current eighteen to fifteen players. A newcomer to the squad is 19-year-old Tim Pringle. The left arm spinner is the son of Chris Pringle, who played in the Netherlands in the ‘90s and also played for the New Zealand national team at the time.

Player Squads

Netherlands squad: Pieter Seelaar (captain), Scott Edwards (wicketkeeper), Musa Ahmad, Shariz Ahmad, Logan van Beek, Philippe Boissevain, Tom Cooper, Aryan Dutt, Clayton Floyd, Vivian Kingma, Fred Klaassen, Ryan Klein, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Max O'Dowd, Tim Pringle, Vikramjit Singh, Shane Snater

England squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali , Jos Buttler , Brydon Carse , Sam Curran , Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, David Payne, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Reece Topley,, David Willey, Luke Wood


The matches in this 'Sportsbuzz.com Summer of Cricket' in the Netherlands take place within the framework of the ICC Super League, which offers a view of the ICC Cricket World Cup that will be held in India at the end of 2023. The Netherlands qualified for the Super League in 2017.


ODI history: win for England

In cricket history, there were three World Cup encounters in which the Netherlands always had chances. In 1996 (in Peshawar) England made 279 runs for the loss of four wickets (Hick 104*, Thorpe 89). With 230-6 the Netherlands came closer than the English would have hoped (Van Noortwijk 64, Zuiderent 54).

In 2003 – during the World Cup in South Africa – the Netherlands made only 142 runs in 50 overs (Tim de Leede 58*, Anderson 4-25). England made that for four wickets (Knight and Vaughan both 51, Van Bunge 3-16). A salient detail is that Anderson is still playing Test Cricket and Tim de Leede's son, Bas, is now in the Dutch squad.

The World Cup match in Nagpur in 2011 could have resulted in a Dutch victory. The Netherlands made no less than 292-6 (Ten Doeschate 119, Swann 2-35). Yet England passed that monster score at the last minute (Strauss 88, Trott 62).


Twenty20: two wins for the Dutch

In the shorter game format Twenty20, the Netherlands managed to win twice against England. In 2009, England made 162-5 (Wright 71) at Lord's in London. The men in Orange (De Grooth 49, Anderson 3 23) defeated England on the very last ball of the match thanks to an overthrow.

In 2014, the Netherlands did not seem to have scored enough runs in Chattogram (Bangladesh) with 133-5 (Barresi 48, Broad 3-24). However, Logan van Beek (3-9) and Mudasser Bukhari (3-12) handed England (88 all out) a historic defeat.


Fixture schedule:

•            Friday 17 June, 11:00 AM 1st ODI (CWCSL) Netherlands v England VRA Amstelveen


•            Sunday 19 June, 11:00 AM 2nd ODI (CWCSL) Netherlands v England VRA Amstelveen


•            Wednesday 22 June, 11:00 AM 3rd ODI (CWCSL) Netherlands v England VRA Amstelveen


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