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News: No More Reekers…

Dutch player Darron Reekers is going to be out of action till November due to an operation on his ankle ……

I am surprised that Holland is not adding another seamer to their list for the games…….. this means that they will play every game with Borren, Jonkman, Stelling, Kashif and the De Leede/Van Troost combinations…..

Their ideal team looks like the following at the momment:

Zuiderant
Ten Doeschate
Van Bunge
De Leede
Kervezee
Van Troost
Borren
Smits
Stelling
Kashif
Jonkman

This ideal team is missing an opener…… I think ten doeschate should be able to play in that role, but maybe they would want Van Troost to open, who has done so in the past with limited success…..

Rod Lyall touches on all the pertinent points, including the one that is about the weakness of Dutch seam bowling……. their batsmen maybe the best set of batsmen outside of the test world, but their seam bowling is not even club level by some standards……. Thats their main problem, and its not a secret…….

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  1. Tom Lewis
    October 22, 2006 at 9:00 am

    I feel that two spinners may be the way to go when it comes to the world cup. Kashif and Seelar are both quite promising and could probably be quite economical. I would have liked to have seen a young batsman replace Reekers, like Lesley Stokkers or G.Maartan Mol, although they are probably not ready.

  2. October 22, 2006 at 2:57 pm

    All of Schwarzinski, Van Neirop and Tom De Grooth are young….. the question is what is the full team that you will play….. I selected 11 above, you can replace Stelling, Jonkman or Borren with Seelaar, but you will still be left with the dilemma of who to open with along with Zuiderant…….

    Kervezee has done it at age level and club level…… perhaps thats the best option after trying Van Troost…… or maybe ten Doeschate, who is usually at the crease in the 4th over anyway……

  3. Peter Snyman
    October 22, 2006 at 3:55 pm

    Who on earth really believes that the Dutch have the best batting side in the non-Test world? There is no evidence from any of their recent performances to suggest that is the case!

  4. Nishadh Rego
    October 22, 2006 at 6:28 pm

    Schwarzinski, Buurman, or Van Nierop are all capable openers..One option could be to drop Smits for Buurman with the gloves and have him open as well…I doubt that might happen before the world cup..but its still an option..

    The bowling attack seems very very fragile..in a situation like this..i would play both seelar and kashif..especially on the caribbean wickets..You could drop jonkman for seelar..and have Doeschate and Stelling open..Borren coming first change..and the two spinner taking over from there..with Van Troost and Van Bunge chipping in here and there..However even with this attack..there seems to be absolutely no penetration in the attack

  5. October 23, 2006 at 12:30 am

    Van Bunge is the worst bowler I have ever seen…… de Leede, even at 38, is a much better seamer……….

    Regarding Buurman/Smits debate….. I think the verdict has come in……. it is going to be Smits all the way till the Caribbean, after which he will probably retire and Buurman will take over…….. if Buurman was on the radar for the world cup, I think Peter Cantrell would have selected him for the South Africa tour, given that this is the only major outing that Holland is going to have before the WC……

    Since Buurman is not in the South Africa squad, he obviously cant open…… so who is the opener??

  6. October 23, 2006 at 2:04 am

    btw Peter….. apart from Tikolo, Watson, Morgan, Davison and perhaps Hamilton….. who is a better batsman than the combination of Zuiderant/Van bunge/De Leede/ten Doeschate?

    I do think that if you were to take a set of 5 batsmen as a whole, Holland has the best lineup outside of the test nations………

  7. Nishadh Rego
    October 23, 2006 at 2:37 am

    Van Bunge is alright..he gets bounce and turns a couple as well..I’ve seen him bowl and he isnt bad…Well yea..I think I mentioned that Buurman wasn’t going to get a chance..

    Van Nierop, Kerverzee, or ten Doeschate can do the job..with Holland’s classy line up..it shouldn’t be a problem..

    The Irish & possibly even the Scottish have a better batting line up..apart from them..yes Holland is up there..however there arent many if not any ODI level batting line ups in associate cricket apart from these three

  8. dr gul khan
    October 23, 2006 at 12:45 pm

    I play in the dutch league..and know all the players abilities…
    I think Buurman really should have got a chance…
    Van Nierop is a waist of time…he is not very talented…
    I would have M Bukhari there too cuz he and Reekers are very similar players…he is young and explosive player(one who can turn a match in his own).

  9. October 23, 2006 at 4:31 pm

    I have heard that Bukhari is not accurate, and very expensive……. even by Dutch standards……

    who is Bukhari btw? recent immigrant or born and bred player in Holland?

  10. dr gul khan
    October 24, 2006 at 9:59 am

    He came as a young teenager to holland and waisted a lot of time playing in the dutch lower leagues (had to play in a relatives club)….He was offered to train with holland U-19 team when he had blasted 91 (11 sixes) for Pakistan Community XI against the holland U-23…he was 18 than..
    Last season all the matches VVV won ..Bukhari played a mojor role…And i think there is more potential in his batting…He hit 4 sixes in the second over of the innings in a hoofd klaase match (no other player in hoofdklasse can do that)…..
    And he bowls at good pace…matched only by few in the dutch league…
    He is moving to Excelsior next season at think which is a really good move.

  11. Cuen Lucas
    October 26, 2006 at 6:18 am

    If all goes well then Schiferli should be nearing the end of his recovery from injury, and not a moment too soon as far as the dutch selectors are concerned, at least that’ll give them one more option.

  12. suji
    November 25, 2006 at 10:04 am

    the weak dutch

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