Netherlands Team in T20 World Cup 2022
Netherlands have appeared in a number of 50-over World Cups starting from 1996 but it was what they did in their first match of the 2009 T20 World Cup that got the cricketing world talking about them. Playing the host nation England at Lord’s, Netherlands managed to pull off an upset by defeating England by 4 wickets. Although they failed to repeat their heroics in any of the subsequent T20 World Cups, they did manage to perform decently in the 2014 and 2016 editions of the T20 World Cup where they registered four wins under the leadership of Peter Borren. Their win over Ireland by chasing 190 in less than 14 overs in the 2014 edition of the tournament is also considered one of the best performances of the T20 World Cup.
They were led by Pieter Seelaar in the 2021 edition of the tournament but faced an embarrassing defeat against Namibia which blocked their entry to the Super 12s. Seelar retired in mid-2022 and handed over the reins to exciting young wicketkeeper batsman Scott Edwards. While Edwards’ batting has impressed one and all, Edwards would know that his task is cut out for the Australian challenge as the team would like to progress to the Super 12s of the tournament this year.
The Men in Orange became one of the last couple of teams to make it to the 2022 T20 World Cup. They defeated the United States of America before losing to Zimbabwe in the final of the Qualifiers. Their defeat to Zimbabwe meant that they would join Namibia, Sri Lanka and United Arab Emirates in Group A in trying to make it to the Super 12s.
However, India couldn’t repeat those heroics again at the biggest stage and apart from managing a runners-up position in 2014, they have failed to come even close to the coveted T20 World Cup trophy. Under Virat Kohli, India’s performance in the 2021 T20 World Cup proved disappointing for the fans as they got knocked out of the tournament after suffering losses in their first two fixtures of the event.
In the 2022 edition, they will be led by Rohit Sharma who began his tenure as India’s T20I captain with series wins over Sri Lanka and West Indies. In Australia, however, the challenge for his team will be much bigger, and that would make fantasy gaming all the more fun for Indian fans who would be playing on MyCircle11 during the tournament.
India finds itself in Group 2 which also features their arch-rivals Pakistan along with another sub-continental team in the form of Bangladesh. South Africa, the team against whom India drew a recent home series 2-2 will also meet India in this group. Two more teams will join them from the qualifiers.
Netherlands’ Team T20 World 2022 Schedule
Sun 16th Oct – 1:30 PM
United Arab Emirates vs Netherlands
Simonds Stadium, Geelong
Tue 18th Oct – 9:30 AM
Simonds Stadium, Geelong
Thu 20th Oct – 9:30 AM
Sri Lanka vs Netherlands
Simonds Stadium, Geelong
Team Netherlands Captain
An Australian by birth who was raised in Victoria, Edwards became the captain of Netherlands when Pieter Seelaar left captaincy midway through an ODI series against England in 2022. On account of not having spent a lot of time in the Netherlands, Seelaar’s Dutch isn’t too good and he is beginning to learn it. However, what has worked for Edwards is his batting which one again came to the fore in the series against England.
He had begun the year with a hat-trick of half centuries against Afghanistan and treated the visiting English team to the same feat. For Edwards, playing in Australia would be big for that’s where he began his cricket. So, the wicketkeeper-batsman would love to make his homecoming memorable and take Netherlands to the Super 12s.
Expected Netherlands Squad for T20 World Cup
Wicket Keeper / Batsman
Bas de Leede
Logan Van Beek
Paul Van Meekeren
All-Rounder / Bowler
Batsman / Wicket Keeper
Netherlands Team S.W.O.T Analysis
Strengths – Netherlands’ batting unit looks exciting with the prolific Max O’Dowd and Bas De Leede at the top and the in-form Scott Edwards in the lower middle order. But most importantly, the presence of experienced New South Wales born Tom Cooper in the middle would be quite assuring for the team as Cooper knows Australian conditions quite well on account of having played a lot of his cricket in the country. Despite the apparent strength in the batting line-up, the team needs to keep collapses like the one sustained against Zimbabwe in the final of the Qualifiers.
Weaknesses – Scott Edwards might have been the batting star of the team in 2022 but his captaincy credentials aren’t the strongest. To lead the team at the age of 25 in such a big tournament in only his first year as the leader of the side will be quite a challenge for Edwards. Add to the fact that the team will have three matches in a matter of 5 days to play which would decide their fate and the challenge looks even bigger for both Edwards and his team.
Opportunities – After having appeared in four of the five World Cups from 1996, Netherlands were one of the aggrieved parties when the ICC decided to hold a 10 team 50 over World Cup in 2015. The kind of performances they had put up in the T20 World Cups of 2014 and 2016 had made the voices in support of the inclusion of Associate Nations in big tournaments stronger. However, the performance put up by the team in the 2021 T20 World Cup was disappointing and by bouncing back in the upcoming T20 World Cup, Netherlands can get those voices supporting more exposure for Associate Nations stronger again.
Threats – Netherlands, like the other seven teams competing in the group stage of the tournament, will have a very brief window in which their destiny will be decided. Since they don’t have much experience of playing in Australia, it will be a big challenge to adjust to the conditions quickly and also deliver wins that can keep them alive in the tournament and take them to the Super 12s.
Facts and Stats about the Netherlands Team
- 28-year-old opening batsman Max O’Dowd is the only batsman from the country with a century in T20Is.
- He is also one of the two Netherlands Batsmen who have more than 1000 runs in the shortest format. The other batsman is Ben Cooper.
- Fast bowler Paul Van Meekeren is the only player among the current lot with more than 50 wickets against his name. He is also the most experienced cricketer in the side as far as T20Is are concerned.
How to pick a team on My11Circle
When the T20 World Cup gets underway Down Under later this year, you will get the chance to make the most of your knowledge and understanding of the game as multiple matches mean you get to create multiple teams almost every day. So, how to make yourself a winning combination on My11Circle? Here’s how to do it.
Out of the 22 players who are involved in the match, you are supposed to pick 11 players to create your fantasy team. The 11 players should include batsmen, wicketkeeper, bowlers, and all-rounders.
After you have picked the 11 players, you would need to assign captaincy and vice captaincy to two of the players. It’s very important to take this decision with due consideration as the points that they will earn at the end of the match will get multiplied.
But you must pick all those players with just 100 credits in your kitty. All the players are assigned a certain value based on their form and stature, which would often mean that picking 11 of the highest rated players wouldn’t be possible with the budget of 100 credits.
So, use your knowledge of the game – conditions, form of cricketers, their performance against different kinds of oppositions – to predict the 11 top performing players of the match and pick them in your side.
So, what are you waiting for? Begin your preparations for the grand event and download the My11Circle app now to go up against fantasy gamers from around the world during the T20 World Cup 2022!