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News: Netherlands beat Canada

…. but after a fightback……

Looks like Qaiser Ali ended up making a case for himself….. now Andy Pick has a bit of a selection to do. A team combination has to be made out from the following batsmen:

Barnett, Bilcliff, Chumney, Samad, Qaiser Ali, Jyoti

The following all rounders:

Dhaniram, G Codrington, Maxwell, Davison

and the following bowlers:

Bhatti, Osinde, Sandher, Thurasingham, Austin Codrington

Bagai has the keeper batsman spot, no threat there. If they were to select 3 specialist bowlers, 2 all rounders, and 5 batsmen, I think their team would be ok. My picks are in bold (also manages 2 spinner and 3 seamers), though it is unlikely that Canada would drop G Codrington.

Regarding Netherlands, good to see De Grooth getting some runs, and interesting to see Van Bunge who keeps on picking up wickets very consistently. His performances so far have been quite decent with the ball, but below par with the bat. I think that county contract may not materialize.

Netherlands has been all about the “ten Doeschate show”. I am a little surprised, because Netherlands was never really based around ten Doeschate until AFTER the ICC Trophy 2005. The other players have started under performing for some reason after that, and now in every game, it is essentially ten Doeschate who is single handedly making the game, both with bat and ball for the Dutch. The one time ten Doeschate failed, in the last game against Bermuda, Netherlands got skittled out for 91 runs !

Canada now has a triangular series against Scotland and Kenya, but Netherlands has nothing till the World Cricket League Div 1, and if that is the only match practice they will be doing before the World Cup, then the others are going to be in better shape than them. Lack of games for the Netherlands national team has been a chronic problem that KNCB has been unable to address.

Categories: Canada, Netherlands
  1. Cuen Lucas
    December 7, 2006 at 1:05 pm

    The most worrying factor for the Netherlands has to be that of the 20 Canadian wickets available 13 (65%) were picked up by all rounders who bat quite high up in the order, Kashif was the only bowler who picked up a good tally with his 4/39. Also conceding 42 extras in the second innings has to be bit of a worry. Speaking of which Nasir, you may have a point about replacing Smits, of those 42 extras, 24 of them were byes, and coupled with only scoring 10 runs in the game, Smits clearly has work to do to keep his place. Jonkman’s figures might not look all that impressive, but considering how much bowling Kashif and Van Bunge did (as well as Dhaniram and Jyoti for Canada) It’s safe to assume that their was a lot the spinners in the pitch.

    The Netherlands need to put this time before the World Cup to good use, they’ve got to figure out how to give their front line attack more teeth because Smith and De Villiers have been confirmed as SA’s opening pair because of the way the savaged the Indian bowling attack and the Australian batting order can savage any attack! So it’ll be vital that The Netherlands can find a working combination, and when Schiferli returns it’ll be a big help.

    From a Canadian perspective, a top boost is that they got almost 500 WITHOUT Davidson, that could be a key source of confidence ahead of their tri-series.They would do themselves the world of good if they can score a competitive result in that competition and get important momentum ahead of the World Cup.

  2. December 7, 2006 at 1:47 pm

    The smits debate is apparently a non starter in Dutch cricketing circles……. Buurman would have to wait till after the world cup when Smits retires. Smits was not the best keeper around this year in the Hoofdklasse either, Buurman had a better record than him, and so did another unknown guy. But the Dutch seem to be putting a lot of money on the experience that Smits brings to the table.

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