Netherlands' Probable Squad for 2023 World Cup

image-ll5bcscuColin Ackermann missed the World Cup Qualifiers in Zimbabwe. (Twitter)

The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 is set to kick off on October 5, culminating in the grand final on November 19. India will host this prestigious tournament, featuring a lineup of 10 formidable teams: India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Afghanistan, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand, England, and the Netherlands.

Eight teams secured automatic berths in the upcoming ODI World Cup, while the remaining two spots were fiercely contested in the qualifiers held in Zimbabwe. Sri Lanka emerged as a predictable qualifier, while Netherlands stunned by securing a berth in the mega event in India. 

The Dutch showcased their mettle by winning six out of nine matches in the Cricket World Cup Qualifiers, including an unforgettable victory against West Indies in an exhilarating Super Over.

With the World Cup fast approaching, let's explore Netherlands' potential World Cup squad:

Netherlands Probable Squad For 2023 World Cup

Openers: Vikramjit Singh and Max O'Dowd

In the realm of the Super League campaign, the Dutch batting lineup has experienced a robust surge, with significant credit going to the dynamic opening duo of Vikramjit Singh and Max O'Dowd. 

The pivotal roles played by both stalwarts in securing Netherlands' qualification reverberate once again as they gear up for a crucial performance on the grand stage of the impending World Cup.

Batters: Wesley Barresi, Colin Ackermann, Scott Edwards, Teja Nidamanuru

image-llaloaqvEdwards has been leading NED from the front (Twitter)

Contributions from Wesley Barresi, Teja Nidamanuru, and skipper Scott Edwards bolstered the middle order's efforts in Zimbabwe. Colin Ackermann is expected to return to the setup after missing the qualifiers, and experienced campaigner Wesley Barresi is likely to occupy the number 3 spot, reinforcing the middle order. 

The number four position remains dynamic, but Captain Edwards is poised to take charge. While Bas de Leede displayed promising performances at four, considering his bowling responsibilities, a move to five seems fitting, with Edwards taking the number four slot. Nidamanuru showcased commendable batting prowess during the Qualifiers, further adding to the Dutch team's standout performances.

All-rounders: Bas de Leede, Logan van Beek, Saqib Zulfiqar

image-llalq1thBas de Leede got hit during T20 WC 2022 (Twitter)

Van Beek's impact was felt with his skilful bowling at the start and crucial contributions with the bat, including the memorable Super Over against West Indies. De Leede's performance evolved throughout the event, propelled by his quick transition from Durham commitments. 

Additionally, Saqib Zulfiqar played a pivotal role, providing valuable lower-order runs and utilizing his leg-spin bowling to contribute crucial wickets during the middle overs.

Spinners: Aryan Dutt, Shariz Ahmad

These two spinners are set to play a pivotal role in the anticipated spin-friendly conditions of India. Shariz, a crafty leg-spinner, possesses intriguing skills with the ball. 

In contrast, Aryan contributes a stabilizing influence through his off-break deliveries. Given his leg-spinning prowess, Shariz is poised to relish the extensive bowling opportunities that Indian pitches offer.

Fast Bowlers: Fred Klaassen, Viv Kingma, Paul van Meekeren, Ryan Klein

image-llalt1izKlaassen has been the pick of bowlers for the Dutch (Twitter)

In anticipation of a significant World Cup campaign, Fred Klaassen's re-entry into the team is anticipated, having been absent during the Qualifiers. Should he be selected, he is likely to spearhead the pace attack. 

Another expected return for the World Cup is Paul van Meekeren. In the Qualifiers, Klein showcased remarkable performance, claiming 9 wickets in 6 matches. Meanwhile, Kingma participated in a solitary game, securing a single wicket.

Netherlands’ Probable Squad For 2023 World Cup

Scott Edwards (c & wk), Max O'Dowd, Logan van Beek, Vikramjit Singh, Aryan Dutt, Viv Kingma, Bas de Leede, Colin Ackermann, Ryan Klein, Teja Nidamanuru, Wesley Barresi, Shariz Ahmad, Fred Klaassen, Saqib Zulfiqar, Paul van Meekeren

Netherlands’ Predicted XI for World Cup 2023

Vikramjit Singh, Max O'Dowd, Wesley Barresi, Teja Nidamanuru, Bas de Leede, Scott Edwards (c & wk), Logan van Beek, Saqib Zulfiqar, Fred Klaassen, Paul van Meekeren, Aryan Dutt.