Netherlands First Team Declared Fifteen World Cup Squad


Netherlands are the first world cup team who announced their final 15-man squad for 2011 World Cup Cricket. Peter Borren became the captain of the Netherlands' squad for the 2011 World Cup. Among the squads, six players will participate first time in the World Cup. Berend Westdijk get chance for the first time to play in the national team.  It will be Peter Borren's first World Cup as captain. 


The squad has three younger players wicketkeeper Wesley Barresi, seamers Westdijk and Bradley Kruger.


National selector Darrin Murray said he was happy with the progress of Netherlands national team. Netherlands beat Bangladesh in a one-off ODI in Glasgow in July and then beat a Zimbabwe XI side that featured most of Zimbabwe's ODI players in Amstelveen later the same month.


Westdijk, 25 years old, has only played three first-class matches and came up through playing in the under-19s and under-23s for Netherlands. The 26-year-old Baresi is a former South African first-class player and made his debut for Netherlands against Scotland in 2010. He has a decent average. He averages 29.71 in nine ODIs.


Allrounder Ryan ten Doeschate will be the key player for Netherlands. Recently he played in Australia's Twenty20 Big Bash series.


Netherlands, who are in Group B, will play  against Bangladesh, India,  England, South Africa, West Indies & Ireland.


Squad: Peter Borren (capt), Wesley Baressi (wk), Mudassar Bukhari, Atse Buurman Tom Cooper, Tom de Grooth, Alexei Kervezee, Bradley Kruger, Bernard Loots, Adeel Raja, Pieter Seelaar, Eric Swarczynski, Ryan Ten Doeschate, Berend Westdijk, Bas Zuiderent.


Reserves: Tom Heggleman, Andrew Hoogstraten, Muhammad Kashif

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