Ireland Tour of Netherlands 2021: Fixtures, Player Squads – All you need to Know
The Ireland Tour of the Netherlands 2021 will consist of 3 ODIs played between June 4th – June 9th 2021 in Utrecht and is part of the ICC CWC Super League Series.
Netherlands Squad: Pieter Seelaar (captain), Scott Edward, Max O’Dowd, Stephan Myburgh, Ben Cooper, Bas de Leede, Timm van der Gugten, Logan van Beek, Fred Klaassen, Philippe Boissevain, Vivian Kingma, Brandon Glover, Tobias Visée, Musa Nadeem Ahmad, Saqib Zulfiqar
Back Room Staff: Ryan Campbell (Head Coach), James Hilditch (Assistant Coach & Analyst), Gary Kirsten (Assistant coach), George Dunlop (Physio).
Head Coach Ryan Campbell: “Our first appearance in the much talked about Super League is no doubt the most important page in the Dutch Cricket History book. We hope to open this chapter with a really competitive series against our great friends and adversaries Ireland.
We welcome back Timm van der Gugten, Fred Klaassen and Brandon Glover from county duties and I expect them to form a potent fast bowling combination with Logan van Beek and Vivian Kingma, whose form has been outstanding so far this season.
We will continue to back our best young talent and I’m extremely pleased to add Musa Nadeem to our long list of recent debutants. His form in the Topklasse has been outstanding as well as his hard work throughout our long hiatus from International Cricket due to Covid.
This will no doubt be an extremely tough series, but I know the players are ready to go and it should be an exciting week of cricket.”
Whilst the core squad includes 15 players, an additional four players will also travel to assist with preparations and training given the current COVID-19 restrictions not permitting local support.
Gareth Delany has been forced to withdraw from the Ireland Men’s squad for World Cup Super League fixtures against Netherlands after sustaining a knee injury. Ben White has been called up as his replacement.
The late change was made ahead of the squad’s departure on Sunday.
Mark Rausa, Head of Physiotherapy and Medical Services at Cricket Ireland, said:
“Unfortunately, Gareth didn’t take part in yesterday’s Munster Reds versus Northern Knights match at Pembroke after he sustained a knee injury during the warm-ups. We have ruled him out of the Netherlands tour and will send him for further assessment, before starting him on a rehabilitation programme ahead of the upcoming home internationals.”
Ben White, 22, is a leg-spinner who featured as part of the Ireland Wolves squad that travelled to Bangladesh in February/March, and again as part of the Wolves squad at home against Netherlands A in early May. He plays for the Northern Knights in the Inter-Provincial Series and for CSNI at club level.
Player Squad - Andrew Balbirnie (captain), Mark Adair, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Graeme McCarter, Barry McCarthy, Kevin O’Brien, William Porterfield, Simi Singh, Paul Stirling, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Ben White, Craig Young.
The four additional players are: Peter Chase, Stephen Doheny, Graham Kennedy, David O’Halloran.
The series will be played in Utrecht, and will involve a three-match ODI series with points won going towards qualification for the ICC Men’s World Cup 2023
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