ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018 - Netherlands - Team Preview

Netherlands were the first Associate team to qualify for the tournament
Netherlands were the first Associate team to qualify for the tournament
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Netherlands were the first Associate teams to secure a berth in the ICC World Cup Qualifiers 2018 after they went on to top the World Cricket League Championship.

Even though they had tough series against Zimbabwe and United Arab Emirates which they went on to lose 2-1 but bounced back with four wins from their last five games and also announced their arrival in Zimbabwe with an eight-wicket win over Hong Kong in the first warm-up game and looked promising in the second game against Afghanistan where they raced to 86 for one chasing 217 before rain abandoning the game. Like Scotland, they had a preparatory camp in Pretoria to help them acclimatise to the hot conditions expected in Zimbabwe.

Group: They are in Group A that also features Ireland, West Indies, Papua New Guinea and the United Arab Emirates.

Fixtures:

v Ireland, Old Hararians, Harare, 4th March
v United Arab Emirates, Harare Sports Club, 8th March
v Papua New Guinea, Old Hararians, Harare, 10th March
v West Indies, Harare Sports Club, 12th March

Squad:

Peter Borren (captain), Wesley Barresi, Ben Cooper, Scott Edwards, Vivian Kingma, Frederick Klaassen, Bas de Leede, Maxwell O'Dowd, Pieter Seelaar, Shane Snater, Ryan ten Doeschate, Timm van der Gugten, Roelof van der Merwe, Paul van Meekeren, Sikander Zulfiqar.

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