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Netherland World Cup Squad and Players to Watch

Written by Commoner on March 5th, 2007   (1,220 views)

Netherland is perhaps the most ill-favoured in the world cup. It is not because they are newbies in international cricket arena, but due to the other teams in their group. They have been teamed-up with Australia and South Africa. The only crunch they could hope for is against Scotland, other underdogs in this quadrennial mega event. But the history tells us that cricket is a funny game and Netherland could produce an upset any time.

Netherland has got some sparkling flair minlged with considerable talent. They proved their mettle wehemently in World Cricket League in Kenya. Luuk van Troost will be spearheading the dutch team in world cup with a unique zeal and zest. He has resoundingly pledged that his team will go down fighting. His debut was in September 2002 against Sri Lanka and he has played some 21 one day internationals. In his short career he has played some brilliant knocks showing his aggressiveness and the ability to lead from the front. When the time comes, he can also bowl medium pace deliveries quite nicely. He would be the key player for Netherland in the world Cup 2007.

Netherlands has got a gem in the form of opener Daan van Bunge. He is also a fine leg-spinner and a great fielder. He is the youngest yet most dangerous player in the dutch outfit. He has also played 21 ODIs. He is just 24 years of age, but has already shown the world his spark and glamour.

Wicket keeper Jeroen Smits can not only catch the ball behind the stumps, but also can ruffle the batsman with his continuous banter. He is not best when it comes to batting, but can contribute a run or two. Adeel Raja is another useful utility player for Netherlands.

Other contributers in the Netherland side include:Ryan ten Doeschate, Mark Jonkman, Muhammad Kashif, Alexei Kervezee, Tim de Leede, Darron Reekers, Edgar Schiferli, William Stelling, Eric Szwarzcynski, Bas Zuiderent and Peter Borren.

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