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Ten Doeschate returns to The Netherlands XI

Ten Doeschate
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 The Netherlands Squad:

Peter Borren (capt), Wesley Barresi, Ben Cooper, Ryan ten Doeschate, Paul van Meekeren, Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Scott Edwards, Sikander Zulfiqar, Roelof van der Merwe, Shane Snater, Pieter Seelaar, Timm van der Gugten, Fred Klaassen, Viv Kingma.

The KNCB today announced that their greatest ever player, Ryan ten Doeschate, has decided to return to international ranks and has been named to bolster their table topping World Cricket League squad for the final two matches of the competition that will be played against Namibia in Dubai on 6 and 8 December.

The news is a major boost for the squad in their bid to win the League and become the 13th One Day International team that will contest the ODI Championship over the course of two years, beginning in 2020.

Ten Doeschate last represented The Netherlands in the 2011 World Cup in India where he scored two centuries. The only other players to achieve that feat in the tournament were India’s Sachin Tendulkar and South Africa’s AB de Villiers.

 Netherland’s head Coach Ryan Campbell: “Getting a player of Ryan’s talent and experience is a massive gain for us. What he brings to the squad is more than just runs, wickets and brilliant fielding. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in big matches. As captain of Essex he has just led them to the Division One Championship. Our youngsters will gain knowledge that you just can’t buy off a shelf. We are on the brink of something special but we will need cool, calm heads to see us through, I have no doubt Ryan will bring that.”

In other good news for the Dutch, speedster Shane Snater returns to the fold after missing the Kenyan series on personal leave. He will add to a pace battery that already includes Timm van der Gugten, Paul van Meekeren, Viv Kingma and Fred Klaassen. Snater’s inclusion should off set the loss of spinning all rounder Michael Rippon who has not been released by his New Zealand provincial team Otago.