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Bagai to lead Canada for final WCL matches

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August 18, 2013

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Ashish Bagai flicks to the leg side, Canada v United Arab Emirates, 2nd T20, Toronto, August 11, 2013
Ashish Bagai will lead Canada in the WCL Championship matches as they seek to salvage some pride © Eddie Norfolk
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Wicketkeeper-batsman Ashish Bagai will lead Canada for their last two matches of the World Cricket League Championships against Netherlands. Bagai was recalled to the squad in May this year, after spending some time away from the game pursuing an academic degree.

The two matches will be held in King City on August 27 and 28. While Canada, who are placed last on the table with three points, will look to salvage some pride, Netherlands will look to strengthen their case for direct qualification into the 2015 World Cup. The top two teams in the WCL Championship gain direct entry into the World Cup and Ireland have already sealed their place with an unassailable lead. Netherlands, second on the table with 15 points, will look to win both matches to open up a lead ahead of Scotland and Afghanistan, who are also on 15 points. Teams that finish between the third and seventh places will play a second qualifying tournament in 2014

The two teams will also play their final league match of the Intercontinental Cup on August 22-25. Canada are placed last with 23 points in six matches, while Netherlands are second from last with 36 points from six matches. Canada's squad for the Intercontinental Cup match will be led by Amarbir Hansra.

Squads for the WCL Championship games
Canada Ashish Bagai (capt), Harvir Baidwan, Damodar Daesrath, Jeremy Gordon, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Amarbir Hansra, Kenneth Kamyuka, Nitish Kumar, Usman Limbada, Salman Nazar, Henry Osinde, Hiral Patel, Raza Rehman, Junaid Siddiqui

Netherlands Peter Borren (capt), Wesley Barresi, Mudassar Bukhari, Daan Van Bunge, Ben Cooper, Tim Gruijters, Timm Van Der Gugten, Ahsan Malik, Stephan Myburgh, Michael Rippon, Edgar Schiferli, Pieter Seelaar, Michael Swart, Eric Szwarczynski

Squads for the Intercontinental Cup match
Canada Amarbir Hansra (capt), Ashish Bagai, Harvir Baidwan, Damodar Daesrath, Jeremy Gordon, Ruvindu Gunasekera, Nitish Kumar, Usman Limbada, Salman Nazar, Henry Osinde, Hiral Patel, Cecil Pervez, Raza Rehman, Junaid Siddiqui

Netherlands Peter Borren (capt), Wesley Barresi, Mudassar Bukhari, Daan Van Bunge, Tim Gruijters, Tom Heggelman, Vivian Kingma, Ahsan Malik, Paul Van Meekeren, Stephan Myburgh, Michael Rippon, Pieter Seelaar, Michael Swart, Eric Szwarczynski

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Posted by   on (August 20, 2013, 22:37 GMT)

Players like Ten Doeschate know that there is no future for teams like Netherlands and Canada. Teams who fail to manufacture home grown players and heavily rely on foreign imports tend to stay at the same level and can never expect glory. When was the last time either Netherlands or Canada won a tournament? I don't remember. And making a living on foreign imports is aslo not fair on teams like Nepal,Afghanistan,Malaysia,Burmuda etc. Its teams like them who deserve ODI status not teams like Netherlands and Canada.

Posted by   on (August 20, 2013, 4:07 GMT)

WOW...Canada manages to secure the services of another Ugandan in all-rounder Kenneth Kamyuka...Very good player with a fighting spirit...given a chance he will add alot to this Canadian team.. Way to go Mate...World Cup is next on the agenda!!!!!!!

Posted by   on (August 19, 2013, 19:09 GMT)

Should be an intriguing series for the two countries. Canada may be down after they were beaten in the one-day and T20 games against UAE..... Coach Logie admitted that the batting was poor.....but he is quite optimistic the guys can rebound against the Dutch men.... one problem for Canada was the batting order......I guess it is rectified for this stiffer assignments.....

Posted by D-Train on (August 18, 2013, 14:19 GMT)

Put together a full strength Dutch squad and if ten Doeschate and Kervezee changed their minds you'd have a half decent team

Myburgh Swart ten Doeschate T. Cooper Kervezee Baressi Van Bunge/B. Cooper Borren Bukhari Seelar Van der Gugten

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