Michael Levitt, Sybrand Engelbrecht in Netherlands’ T20 World Cup squad, Kyle Klein a travelling reserve

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The Netherlands’ squad for next month’s T20 World Cup in the United States of America and Caribbean has been announced.

Western Province Cricket Club batsman Michael Levitt and former Cape Cobras batsman Sybrand Engelbrecht have been included in the 15-man squad.

Western Province Cricket Club fast bowler Kyle Klein has been named a travelling reserve.

“We have been able to select a well-balanced team which we are confident will be able to perform in the conditions against the opposition we face in the US and West Indies,” said Netherlands head coach Ryan Cook.

“All of the players have been training well and have been involved in the recent ProSeries with some exciting performances showing the growing depth and quality in Netherlands cricket.”

All-rounders Roelof van der Merwe and Colin Ackermann were not selected due to commitments in English county cricket.

Seamers  Timm van der Gugten and Brandon Glover have been sidelined by injury.

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The Netherlands have competed in five T20 World Cups. Their best finish was among the top 12 in 2022. They finished ahead of the United Arab Emirates and Namibia in group A two years ago.

“We have managed to perform admirably in the last two World Cups we have participated in and will be determined to rise to the challenges we face ahead to reach the next round of the tournament,” added Cook.

The Netherlands have been grouped with South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal for the 2024 T20 World Cup.

Netherlands’ T20 World Cup squad

  1. Scott Edwards (captain)
  2. Aryan Dutt
  3. Bas de Leede
  4. Daniel Doram
  5. ⁠Fred Klaassen
  6. Logan van Beek
  7. Max O’Dowd
  8. Michael Levitt
  9. ⁠Paul van Meekeren
  10. Sybrand Engelbrecht
  11. Teja Nidamanuru
  12. ⁠⁠Tim Pringle
  13. Vikram Singh
  14. Viv Kingma
  15. Wesley Barresi
  16. Kyle Klein (reserve)

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