Opponents Watch: Netherlands completes SA practice tour

Netherlands Cricket Team

Kathmandu – The Netherlands team has completed their South African tour for the preparations of ICC World Cricket League Division-2 Namibia-2015.

Netherlands is one of the stronger team for Nepal and they secured one win and three losses in the practice matches. The only victory came against Northern XI while they lost to Easterns, Tuks and Titans.

Meanwhile, The Netherlands cricket board (KNCB) has announced an appointment of former Sussex and England Cricketer Chris Adams as their Technical Advisor for the upcoming ICC World Cricket League Division 2 tournament in Namibia

Adams (44) has also worked as Director of Cricket at both Sussex and Surrey and is an ECB Level 4 Coach with considerable experience in matchplay and coaching. Adams recently worked with the Sri Lanka team in a similar capacity during its victorious trip to the UK last Summer where it won the Test and One Day series over England.

Nepal will play the Netherlands on January 18, 2015 at United Ground. The last time these two team met at ICC World Cricket League Division 2 in New Zealand at Bay Oval, Mount Maunganui. Nepal lost the match by 7 wickets. Nepal posted 171/9 in their 50.0 overs, Netherlands chased the target in mere 31.5 overs

Netherlands – Peter Borren (captain), Rahil Ahmed, Wesley Barresi, Jeroen Brand, Mudassar Bukhari, Ben Cooper, Vivian Kingma, Ahsan Malik, Stephan Myburgh, Michael Rippon, Pieter Seelaar, Eric Szwarczynski, Paul van Meekeren, Matthijs van Schelven