Netherlands will have the services of a 41-year-old Ryan ten Doeschate at the T20 World Cup in October. Ten Doeschate was Netherlands' second-highest scorer as they defended their title in the T20 World Cup qualifiers in 2019 and had then expressed to captain Pieter Seelaar that he would like to play in another World Cup.
"This has probably been my toughest selection process since I've taken over the job," Netherlands coach Ryan Campbell said in a statement. "I am excited about the blend of experience and youth we're taking to the UAE. Colin Ackermann will step up to the vice-captaincy role and it'll be fantastic to have veteran Ryan ten Doeschate come with us for one last hoorah."
The 15-member squad has a host of other familiar names in Ben Cooper, Stephan Myburgh and Roelof van der Merwe and could be among the teams at the World Cup whose players have had the most amount of recent cricket. At least seven players have featured in English domestic cricket across formats this year, and fast bowler Paul van Meekeren is currently with St Kitts and Nevis Patriots after he became the first Dutch player to ever be drafted in the Caribbean Premier League.
"I think our strength will always be our fast bowling group and all of them have had a fantastic season, especially our county bowlers. I look forward to seeing them make a real impact during this tournament," Campbell said.
Netherlands: Pieter Seelaar (capt.), Colin Ackermann (vice-capt.), Philippe Boissevain, Bas de Leede, Paul van Meekeren, Ben Cooper, Max O'Dowd, Scott Edwards, Ryan ten Doeschate, Timm van der Gugten, Roelof van der Merwe, Brandon Glover, Fred Klaassen, Logan van Beek, Stephan Myburgh