Netherlands

ICC Cricket World Cup 2011

Ryan ten Doeschate

The Netherlands have failed to progress from the group stage in their previous three World Cup appearances and it would be a major shock if they managed to buck that trend this time around. Their stunning four-wicket victory over England in the 2009 World Twenty20 proved they are capable of springing a surprise, however, and they may well benefit from a lack of expectation. Essex all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate and hard-hitting middle-order batsman Tom de Grooth, the hero at Lord’s two years ago, are among the most likely to impress for the Dutch, who will see the game against Ireland as their most obvious opportunity to achieve success.

Squad: Peter Borren, Adeel Raja, Wesley Barresi (wicketkeeper), Mudassar Bukhari, Atse Buurman (wicketkeeper), Tom Cooper, Tom de Grooth, Alexei Kervezee, Bradley Kruger, Bernard Loots, Pieter Seelaar, Eric Szwarczynski, Ryan ten Doeschate, Berend Westdijk, Bas Zuiderent.

Captain: Peter Borren
Coach: Peter Drinnen

Key Man: Ryan ten Doeschate
The winner of the ICC Associate and Affiliate player of the year award for 2010, ten Doeschate is far and away the biggest name in Dutch cricket. The South Africa-born all-rounder boasts an astonishing batting average of 68 in his 27 one-day international appearances to date and has also picked up 48 wickets at a shade over 20. Now he has the chance to prove he can shine against the Test-playing nations.

World Cup Record
1975: Did not participate
1979: Did not participate
1983: Did not participate
1987: Did not participate
1992: Did not participate
1996: 1st round
1999: Did not participate
2003: 1st round
2007: 1st round

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