Tom Cooper Returns As Netherlands Announce 18-man ODI Squad For Series vs England

The Netherlands have announced a provisional 18-man squad for the forthcoming three-match One Day International (ODI) series at home against the England National Cricket Team, which is scheduled to commence from June 17.

The right-arm batter Tom Cooper has made a comeback to the national set-up for the first time since 2016. Cooper, who played his last international game for the Netherlands in 2016 against Ireland in the T20 format, has overall played 23 ODIs and 18 T20Is in his career.

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Meanwhile, 19-year-old uncapped left-arm spinner Tim Pringle, who has played U-19 cricket for New Zealand, has also been included in the squad.

The Netherlands High-Performance Manager, Roland Lefebvre expressed delight at the inclusion of Cooper in the squad and he said that the right-arm batter’s experience will help the youngsters in the team.

“We are very pleased with the arrival of Tom Cooper, who brings with him a huge amount of experience. The knowledge and experience, but also the mentoring role that Tom will have within the young Dutch national team, is of great value. Tom is available for the rest of the international fixtures,” he said in an official statement released by the ICC.

“There are also areas we need to improve in order to be as competitive against England” – Pieter Seelaar

NED vs WI, Netherlands vs West Indies
NED vs WI, Netherlands vs West Indies (Credits: Twitter)

The Netherlands had faced a 3-0 defeat in their last ODI series against the West Indies. However, the captain of the team, Pieter Seelaar, is taking a lot of positives from that series while heading into the series against England.

“After a very competitive series against the West Indies, we take on the reigning world champions England, taking a lot of positives from the matches against the West Indies into the upcoming Series. In saying that, there are also areas we need to improve in order to be as competitive against England,” Pieter Seelaar said in an official statement released by ICC.

The Netherlands Squad For England ODIs:

Pieter Seelaar (captain), Scott Edwards (wicketkeeper), Musa Ahmad, Shariz Ahmad, Logan van Beek, Philippe Boissevain, Tom Cooper, Aryan Dutt, Clayton Floyd, Vivian Kingma, Fred Klaassen, Ryan Klein, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Max O’Dowd, Tim Pringle, Vikramjit Singh, Shane Snater.

Complete Schedule:

1st ODI: 17 June, VRA Amstelveen, Amsterdam

2nd ODI: 19 June, VRA Amstelveen, Amsterdam

3rd ODI: 22 June, VRA Amstelveen,Amsterdam

The Netherlands. (Photo: Twitter)

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