bengaluru,Updated: November 9, 2023 at 1:20 PM IST
The Netherlands have made one change to their ODI squad for the 2023 World Cup ahead of their final group stage match against India. The Netherlands play the hosts on November 12, Sunday, and will be looking to secure qualification for the European Champions Cup. It’s a four-way battle for the bottom of the table for the 2025 tournament, and bottom-placed Netherlands will want to pick up two points ahead of the hosts.
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The International Cricket Council announced on Thursday 9 November that the Dutch have made one change to their squad. Pacer Ryan Klein was removed with a back injury and young hitter Noah Croes was brought in as a replacement.
“The change was approved by the technical committee for the tournament event on Thursday, meaning Kroos can feature against unbeaten India in Bengaluru on Sunday,” the ICC statement read.
Croes has played just one ODI for his country so far. His only appearance came in the final of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier in July, when the 23-year-old managed to score seven goals against Sri Lanka.
Klein has made just one appearance for the Netherlands in the ongoing tournament, his only try coming against New Zealand in Hyderabad when he conceded seven catches.
The Netherlands have won 2 out of 8 matches so far and are currently in last place in the league table. One of the Netherlands’ famous victories came against South Africa in Dharamsala where they forced the Proteas to collapse. The Netherlands’ other win came against Bangladesh, as they dominated the Asian side at Eden Gardens in Kolkata.
Netherlands national team
Scott Edwards (c), Max O’Dowd, Pas De Leyde, Vikram Singh, Teja Nidamanuru, Paul van Meekeren, Colin Ackerman, Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Noah Cross, Wesley Parisi, Saqib Zulfikar, Shariz. Ahmed, Sybrand Engelbrecht.
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