Peter Borren, the newly-appointed Netherlands captain, has backed his team to upstage Scotland in the upcoming Intercontinental Cup fixture in Deventer. Netherlands will be fielding a depleted side with some players unavailable due to injury and work commitments, but Borren said his side has the wherewithal to improve their position in the points table - they are currently placed fifth - with a win.
"I think we certainly have the bowlers to take 20 wickets in the match," Borren said. "The trick for us will be scoring the runs and I will be looking to our top order to give us a good start. If one can score a century and two or three others support him with 50s then I think we will be in a very strong position.
"It can be a difficult transition from one-day cricket, which is what we have mostly been playing, to the four-day competition. Our batsmen will have to build innings and take it one session at a time in order to occupy the crease and spend some time out in the middle."
Scotland are placed second, eight points behind Afghanistan, and a win against Netherlands will take them to the top. Scotland, who won the inaugural edition of the tournament in 2004, have seven players in their squad who are on full-time contracts - Richie Berrington, Qasim Sheikh, Gordon Goudie, Majid Haq, Steven Smith, Ross Lyons and Moneeb Iqbal.
Netherlands (squad): Peter Borren (capt), Wesley Barresi, Tom de Grooth, Mark Jonkman, Ruud Nijman, Pieter Seelaar, Eric Szwarczynski, Steven de Bruin, Adeel Raja, Wilfred Diepeveen, Berend Westdijk, Floris Kingma, Rifaiz Bakas.
Scotland (squad): Gordon Drummond (capt), Dougie Lockhart, Preston Mommsen, Qasim Sheikh, Richie Berrington, Neil McCallum, Gregor Maiden, Majid Haq, Moneeb Iqbal, Matthew Parker, Gordon Goudie, Ross Lyons, Simon Smith.