Ten Doeschate carries Dutch hopes
Essex all-rounder is headline act in World Cup squad
Last Updated: January 19, 2011 5:08pm
Big stage: Ten Doeschate will be trying to replicate his Essex heroics
The Netherlands have named a World Cup squad blending local talent with experienced overseas-born players.
"The team has a strong history in one-day cricket nationally and internationally. Recent results show that we have made big steps in 50-over cricket."
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Essex all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate, who is from South Africa but qualifies for his adopted country thanks to his ancestry, is the star man in a 15-man party that also includes several amateurs.
Peter Borren, a former New Zealand under 19 representative, captains a side looking to add to a record of two wins from their previous three World Cup appearances.
"The team has a strong history in one-day cricket nationally and internationally," said selector Darrin Murray.
"Recent results show that we have made big steps in 50-over cricket," he added, referring to one-day victories last year over Test-playing nations Bangladesh and Zimbabwe.
Ten Doeschate, a standout performer in county cricket during recent seasons, appears the most likely to make an impact at the global ODI showpiece in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka, which runs from February 19 to April 2.
Another of the overseas-born contingent to watch out for is South Australia batsman Tom Cooper, who is able to pull on an orange shirt via his mother's family.
He boasts a one-day international average of 65.44 from 10 matches and can also bowl off-spin.
The Netherlands are drawn in Group B alongside Bangladesh, England, India, Ireland, South Africa and West Indies.
They open their campaign against England in Nagpur on February 22.
Netherlands squad: Peter Borren (capt), Wesley Baresi (wkt), Mudassar Bukhari, Atse Buurman (wkt), Tom Cooper, Tom de Grooth, Alexei Kervezee, Bradley Kruger, Bernard Loots, Adeel Raja, Pieter Seelaar, Eric Szwarczynski, Ryan ten Doeschate, Berend Westdijk, Bas Zuiderent