The T20 World Cup Netherlands team is one of the strongest teams in round one of the tournaments. In 2021 Edition, Netherlands will be participating the 3 times. The team is in Group A, where it will face Sri Lanka, Ireland, and Namibia. The Group Looks quite interesting. There will be a tussle between Ireland, Netherlands, and Namibia for the 2nd spot.
Netherlands Team Squad For The Coming T20 World Cup
Pieter Seelaar, Philippe Bossievain, Roelof van der Merwe, Tobias Visee, Scott Edwards, Colin Ackermann, Paul van Meekeren, Ryan ten Doeschate, Fred Klaassen, Tonny Staal, Brandon Glover, Max O Dowd, Ben Cooper, Shane Snater, Timm van der Gugten
How Netherlands performed in the past ICC T20 World Cup Events.
The team did not appear in the first of the T20 World in 2007. Their journey started in the 2009 event. In their first appearance, they beat England by 4 wickets. The Netherlands lost their 2nd group match against Pakistan by 82 runs. This heavy defeat finished their T20 World Cup journey.
The Netherlands team appeared in the 2014 T20 World Cup for the 2nd time. But there was a difference as they had to play the qualifying round. The team did well and won 2 matches out of 3 they played in the Group. The Netherlands stood first in the Group. With this, the team progressed to the next round.
Reaching the main round after playing brilliant cricket in the qualifying round was a significant achievement. They performed well in the second stage as well. The Netherlands once again managed to beat England in the Super 10 game by a considerable margin of 45 runs.
In the 2016 Edition of the T20 World held in India, the team Netherlands couldn’t qualify for the second round. The Netherlands won a single match against Ireland by 12 Runs. This is the whole story of this tremendous cricketing nation.
Now let’s talk about the Netherlands team’s chances of reaching the second round. Well, the Group looks quite challenging. Sri Lanka, the champion of the 2014 T20 World Cup, will be a rugged contender to defeat. Namibia is still relatively new to the format. Ireland vs. Netherlands match will decide that which will qualify for the Super 12 round.