Ryan ten Doeschate to mentor the Netherlands to their tour of South Africa

Abhishek Singh

Abhishek Singh

Author| Nov 4, 3:22 PM

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Just as Ryan Campbell, the Netherlands coach had predicted at the time of Dutch superstar Ryan ten Doeschate’s retirement that he would soon be taking the former’s place, the latter has started his journey towards fulfilling that prediction as he has been named as the mentor of the Netherlands side for their tour to South Africa. 

The Orange brigade will play three ODIs as part of the ICC World Cup Super League 2023, which will decide the direct qualification of seven teams for the 2023 ODI World Cup to be played in India. The top seven teams in the 13 team league will qualify for the World Cup alongside hosts India and the remaining five teams will undergo a qualifier where the top two teams will make it to the 10-team World Cup. 

The Dutch team, which is the only Associate member in the league and beat Ireland in their only series so far, will be playing three ODIs at the Supersport Park in Centurion on November 26, 28 and December 01 respectively.

South Africa born and raised Roelof van der Merwe, Colin Ackermann and Stephan Myvurgh will be part of the Dutch squad that will visit the rainbow nation for the first time for a bilateral international series. However other key players such as Australia born Ben Cooper, Tobias Visee and Paul van Meekeren will not be part of the squad as they asked not to be considered for personal reasons. 

To compensate for them the coach included three uncapped players in 20-year-old Boris Gorlee, Pakistan-born Musa Ahmed and Clayton Floyd, who recently scored a century at the European Cricket Championships.

Netherlands squad 

Pieter Seelaar (capt), Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Vivian Kingma, Max O'Dowd, Scott Edwards, Boris Gorlee, Clayton Floyd, Musa Ahmed, Brandon Glover, Fred Klaassen, Roelof van der Merwe, Saqib Zulfiqar, Stephan Myburgh, Shane Snater, Timm van der Gugten

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