Former Netherlands all-rounder Ryan ten Doeschate, who announced retirement from international cricket after the team’s exit in the ongoing 20-20 World Cup, will be seen as a mentor for the side’s upcoming tour of South Africa. The Netherlands had a dismal outing in the showpiece event and lost three consecutive matches in the Qualifiers. Doeschate also failed to get going in the tournament and decided to bring curtains down on his career.
He bowed out as the team’s most experienced player. The 41-year-old also comes in with a plethora of experience and has a good understanding of playing in different conditions. The Netherlands wanted to cash in on Doeschate’s sound knowledge of the game and hence roped in as the mentor for the upcoming three ODIs against South Africa starting from November 26 to December 1.
Netherlands head coach Ryan Campbell sounded confident of his team bouncing back after the dismal performance in the ongoing 20-20 World Cup. He also said several youngsters can learn a lot from playing in South Africa and try to gain a lot.
“After the disappointment of the World Cup, we will look to bounce back against a very good South African outfit. I’m extremely excited to take HCC youngsters Boris Gorlee, Musa Ahmad, and Clayton Floyd with us. The experience of living and breathing international cricket in South Africa will be invaluable for them,” Campbell was quoted as saying in ESPNcricinfo.
Meanwhile, for South Africa, this series is vital in getting back on track in the ODI circuit. It is also a good chance for Cricket South Africa (CSA) board to revive cricket on playing in home conditions after the COVID-19 pandemic.
Pieter Seelaar (C), Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Vivian Kingma, Max O’Dowd, Scott Edwards, Boris Gorlee, Clayton Floyd, Musa Ahmed, Brandon Glover, Fred Klaassen, Roelof van der Merwe, Saqib Zulfiqar, Stephan Myburgh, Shane Snater, Timm van der Gugten