CricketEurope had an article recently talking about the steps that KNCB is thinking of taking. The article is available here
There is talk of a seperate “Pakistan Cricket League”? Because there is too much tension between the “2 cultures of Dutch cricket”? Where is this “talk” emnating from? The Pakistani community or the Dutch community?
This is strange stuff. What is the Pakistan Cricket League going to achieve? Its not like there can be a Dutch Pakistani team playing ODI! They are better off integrating with the main league. Seperate clubs are ok if they really have an issue, but there is no point in not playing with the indegenous clubs.
I think this triangular has been scheduled for a while. As far as my memory goes, this was originally supposed to be Kenya, NZ and Sco in this tournament. There is a mistake in the news article stating that this will be the second ODI by Ireland against a test nation, I think they wanted to write that this is the second ODI by Ireland against THE test nation (the test nation in question being NZ).
I thought after this year’s 4 nation tournament with the WI, that that is the format ICC is likely to follow for next year as well. I would have thought that Netherlands would also have been part of this tournament. one has to remember 2 things though. Firstly, that Sco made an effort themselves to be pushed into this year’s tournament, and secondly, that there is also SA coming in the first half of English summer, and that ICC may be having them visit Ned.
Coming to this tournament, there should have been a final I think. It should have been a 4 match series, rather than a 3 match one.
Why doesnt the ICC try to get Bangladesh or Zimbabwe to tour these countries during the summer? There may be opposition in touring Zim, but I dont think there is opposition in hosting Zim. Even Australia said that they would have no objections in playing Zim outside of Zim. And its not like Bangladesh and Zimbabwe have too hectic a schedule, esp Zim, who arent doing anything really 🙂
This is a good article by Rod Lyall in which he analyzis his own article from a year ago.
The problem about the calender is not only with Netherlands. It is with all 4 of the top associates. They have no idea what they are doing outside of the IC cup plans. At least all of them should have tried to have a series against Bangladesh, while at least Kenya should have gone ahead with a series against Zim. Although, I have a feeling that the exising Zim team might be quite strong for Kenya.
Once again, I am a little speechless…….. the same thing happenned all over again……… good Netherlands opening, terrible Bermuda batting, Bermuda outclassed, and Zuiderant failing.
This is just bad….. I cannot make any comments….. there is a lot of talk about Clay Smith and Saleem Mukaddem missing…….. Clay Smith is quite old now, and may retire, while Mukaddem has already retired…….. so this is what Bermuda is likely to be in the future……… Losses like this to Netherlands coupled with losses against Denmark as well earlier…….
Intersting to see De Grooth/Kervezee having another succesful partnership for Netherlands……. and also interesting to see Zuiderant failing for the 10th consecutive time ! What is wrong with him?
An innings defeat….
Netherlands lost this game basically due to their bowling, which was a lot weaker than before due to the absense of Schiferli, Jonkman, Stelling and Reekers……. However a similar weakend Netherlands team beat Canada quite convincingly a month ago. So its all getting jumbled up….. Buurman, who we have consistently been saying should be in the team instead of Smits, was finally given the oppurtunity, but he messed it up, and ended up giving a Smits like tail ender performance.
Scotland had their full team at their disposal. Looks like they are getting serious for the 20 2o world cup and also the India ODI.
After the previous ODIs so far this summer, and the rain and the abandoned games, I am not looking forward to this one as much as before. But it should be good for Scotland Cricket to make some money.
I understand that H Mol (or was it G Mol) was on debut. But even a 10 year old kid playing in the backyard would know not to do a “well left” when there are 7 runs needed off 3 balls…..
But it is amazing that they even got to that point. They were cruising so easily, and they had some experience as well. Its just strange what happenned.
Yesterday, when they were 33/1 against WI, it was not in anyone’s wildest imagination that they would end up being 80 all out. Their batting line up was much better against the WI, but somehow, everyone failed. We will have to wait for the Scotland and Ireland matches against the WI to know whether this was a below par performance against WI, or whether WI is not in the mood for any jokes.
I have a feeling that Scotland and Ireland, particularly the latter, will do well against WI. Ireland have something to look forward to as well. WI are only above Bangladesh in the current ODI rankings, and since Ireland has beaten bangladesh recently, playing WI at home is the best oppurtunity to knock off another test team that they will get for a while.
The other interesting piece of news is that Kervezee is also interested in playing for England. I would not say it is unexpected, but now you have someone from every associate around England who has or is going to, desert the national team for English colors. You have Amjad Khan, Kervezee, Joyce, Morgan, Coetzer.
Might as well make the associate countries into English domestic sides then. Seems like they are doing a better job for producing all these future stars for England.
Looks like the expectation from the neighbouring associates is that they produce tonnes of world class players. Thats the only way that they can field a decent one day side despite losing their best players to England.