[door de redactie] In deze zeer drukke cricketmaand zijn ACC’s Sikander en Saqib Zulfiqar door de KNCB geselecteerd voor belangrijke thuiswedstrijden van het Nederlands Elftal tegen Zimbabwe en voor de KNCB Squad die door Essex toert en Nederland A dat daarna door Kent bezoekt. Congrats namens de club! Zie voor veel meer details het Engelstalige persbericht van de KNCB hierna.
KNCB Announce Squads Ahead of Big Month of Cricket
KNCB Chairman of Selectors Jeroen Smits and Head Coach Ryan Campbell today announced the National Squad to take on Zimbabwe in the home series on June 20 22 & 24. These matches are to be played at VRA and VCC. A squad that will travel to Essex to play matches against Essex and Denmark in preparation for this series was also announced.
Head Coach Ryan Campbell had this to say about his Squad…… “With Zimbabwe ranked 11th in the world in One Day Cricket, this series is vital for us in preparation for our key final World League matches against Kenya & Namibia.”
“I promised my players that they would be rewarded for outstanding performances and Shane
Snater and Sikander Zulfiqar gave us no option but to pick them after standout performances for Netherlands A and in the Pro Series.”
The selection panel’s eagerness to unveil new talent also presented tall VRA left arm speedster Fred Klaassen with his first Nation Squad selection.
“Fred has worked extremely hard to overcome a serious hand injury last year and a knee problem in preseason. His left arm medium pace gives us a different option and he’s a legitimate wicket taker with the new ball” said Campbell. “Unfortunately we have had a setback with Pieter Seelaar badly breaking his finger but this will give us an opportunity to expose some new blood against tough opposition. I am also extremely pleased to have Roelof vd Merwe, Paul Van Meekeren & Timm vd Gugten released from their Counties to play for us to add to our experience.”
National Squad v Zimbabwe 20th 22nd 24th June
Peter Borren (Capt), Wesley Barresi, Ben Cooper, Frederick Klaassen, Stephan Myburgh,
Max O`Dowd (only 24 June), Michael Rippon, Shane Snater, Logan van Beek, Paul van
Meekeren, Tobias Visee, Timm van der Gugten (only 20 and 22 June), Roelof van der Merwe
(only 20 and 22 June), Saqib Zulfiqar (only 24 June), Sikander Zulfiqar,
KNCB Squad to Tour Essex 13th-16th June
Peter Borren (Capt), Wesley Barresi, Ben Cooper, Quirijn Gunning, Frederick Klaassen,
Stephan Myburgh, Max O`Dowd, Michael Rippon, Shane Snater, Logan van Beek, Tobias
Visee, Saqib Zulfiqar, Sikander Zulfiqar,
Netherlands A Squad to Tour Kent 19-22 June
Saqib Zulfiqar (Capt) Rahil Ahmed, Umar Baker, Philippe Boissevain, Bas de Leede, Tim
Etman, Quirijn Gunning, Mahesh Hans, Max O`Dowd, Dan ter Braak, Dirk van Baren,
Rens van Troost.