Holland

ICC World Twenty20 2009

Bas Zuiderent

Bas Zuiderent sweeps in the warm-up win over Scotland, with Colin Smith behind the stumps

Holland booked their place at the World Twenty20 after beating Kenya and Scotland in August's qualifier at a wet and windy Stormont.

Essex all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate was Holland's star during those games in Northern Ireland and he will again shoulder the burden of responsibility when the World Twenty20 begins.

Also included in the squad is Middlesex and Victoria seamer Dirk Nannes, who holds a Dutch passport, while paceman Edgar Schiferli and Peter Borron will need to shine.

Holland help kick off the tournament when they meet England in Group B on Friday 5 June at Lord's before taking on Pakistan four days later.

Jeroen Smits

Jeroen Smits (captain)
In his late 30s, Smits is the veteran of the Holland side and one of their most experienced players, having featured in 35 ODIs and appeared in two World Cups. He keeps wickets and captains the side and, although his batting has often let him down, his experience will stand Holland in good stead.

Peter Borren
Born in New Zealand, Borren is a bowler who is also useful down the order with the bat. He never received any coaching until his entrance to the international arena is 2006, but gained much from Holland’s experience in the 2007 World Cup.

Mudassar Buhkari
A promising bowler, Buhkari has the ability to extract pace and bounce, although he is often guilty of a lack of control. Offers the option of powerful late-innings hitting, which could prove vital.

Tom de Grooth
An exciting and talented batsman, de Grooth’s biggest challenge has always been to fulfil that potential, something he has not yet managed to achieve at the top level. Capable of useful off-spin and will finally be hoping to make his mark on the biggest stage.

Tim Gruijters
Injury to Ruud Nijman in the warm-up game against Bangladesh paved the way for Gruijters' call-up to the squad at the age of just 17. A talented bowler who has progressed through the Holland youth ranks and is currently with the Warwickshire Academy.

Maurits Jonkman
Having represented Holland at every level since Under-15s, Jonkman is a right-arm bowler who has just two ODIs to his name. His best figures of 3-22 prove he can bowl and the Dutch will be looking to him for wickets.

Alexei Kervezee
Became just one of four 17-year-olds to play in a World Cup when he featured in the 2007 event in the Caribbean. The right-handed batsman has had county experience with Worcestershire and, after comparisons to the great Graeme Hick, Kervezee will be hoping to perform.

Dirk Nannes

Dirk Nannes
Another player with county experience - he helped Middlesex win the Twenty20 Cup last summer - Nannes turned to Holland after his rejection from Australia and has proved a real coup. A genuinely quick left-armer who can swing the ball, he will be hoping to make use of his experience of English conditions.

Darron Reekers
Reekers is an imposing all-rounder capable of taking attacks apart with some explosive hitting. His tight bowling lends itself towards death bowling and, despite recently turning 36, he threatens to be a key figure in England.

Edgar Schiferli
A pace bowler, Schiferli has been around the Holland side for nearly 10 years, but did not make his debut until 2002. He has shown himself with the ability to remove top-order batsmen, and Holland will be relying heavily on his consistency.

Pieter Seelaar
With his slow left-armers, Seelaar will provide much-needed variety to the Holland attack and he boasts a tidy economy rate at international level. Unlikely to pose the scorers much trouble with the bat, he has to perform with the ball.

Eric Szwarczynski
The South Africa-born batsman has acquitted himself reasonably well following his introduction to international cricket in 2006. With the ability to score at quicker than a run a ball, Szwarczynski is one to watch.

Ryan ten Doeschate

Ryan ten Doeschate
The all-rounder is perhaps the only member of the squad of true international quality, and his record for Holland and in the English county game for Essex stand up against a host of top players. The run-getting responsibility lies firmly at ten Doeschate’s door, while his vast experience of the one-day game mean he will be the main man with the ball.

Dan van Bunge
A bowling all-rounder, van Bunge was famously hoisted for six sixes by Herschelle Gibbs in the 2007 World Cup, following which he made himself unavailable for international cricket. He returned in 2008 and, although he has not been used in a bowling capacity in the shortest form of the game, he could be useful down the order with the bat.

Bas Zuiderent
The experienced batsman, who is also an occasional wicketkeeper, is one of only two men to represent Holland in every one of their World Cup games. He spent five years at Sussex, winning a County Championship medal, and that experience in English conditions should make him a key performer for the Dutch.

Tim Gruijters was called up to the squad on June 3 as a replacement for Ruud Nijmans, who withdrew due to back and leg injuries.

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