Netherlands’ T20 World Cup Squad Undergoes Changes Due to Injuries

Shocking Squad Changes in Netherlands' T20 World Cup Due to Injuries

Netherlands’ T20 World Cup Squad Undergoes Changes Due to Injuries

Due to injuries, Fred Klaassen and Daniel Doram, who were initially part of the Netherlands’ Men’s T20 World Cup squad announced on May 13, will no longer participate in the tournament.

Kyle Klein, who was originally named as a travelling reserve, and Saqib Zulfiqar have been called up to the 15-member squad. Ryan Klein, Kyle’s brother, has now been designated as the first reserve.

Zulfiqar catches Rahmat off his own bowling | CWC23

Saqib Zulfiqar managed to break a promising third-wicket stand between Rahmat Shah and Hashmatullah Shahidi.

Kyle, a right-arm fast bowler, has represented the Netherlands in only three international matches so far, having made his debut earlier this year in February.

Saqib, on the other hand, is making a comeback to T20I cricket after nearly five years, with his last appearance in the format in August 2019. Despite his absence from T20Is, he has remained active in the ODI setup and was part of the Netherlands squad for the 2023 Cricket World Cup.

The 27-year-old brings valuable experience and leg-spin variety to the Dutch bowling attack, having played 21 matches for the Netherlands.


Aryan Dutt, Bas de Leede, Kyle Klein, Logan van Beek, Max O’Dowd, Michael Levitt, Paul van Meekeren, Saqib Zulfiqar, Scott Edwards, Sybrand Engelbrecht, Teja Nidamanuru, Tim Pringle, Vikram Singh, Viv Kingma, Wesley Barresi.

The Netherlands are currently preparing for the T20 World Cup with an ongoing T20I tri-series against Scotland and Ireland at home.

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The team will play two warm-up fixtures, first against Sri Lanka (28 May) and then against Canada (30 May) before their tournament opener against Nepal on 4 May in Dallas. They are placed in Group D with South Africa, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, and Nepal.