Tom Cooper to make Netherlands comeback in England ODI series

Tom Cooper, the veteran Australian batter, is about to play his first ODI in 9 years subsequent week after being included within the Netherlands squad to play England in three World Cup Tremendous League ODIs in Amstelveen.

Cooper, 35, has made 41 appearances for the Netherlands throughout ODI and T20I cricket and was a part of their squads for the 2011 ODI World Cup and the 2014 and 2016 World T20s, however has not been concerned within the set-up since the newest of these tournaments.

He was lower from South Australia’s contract checklist after the 2020-21 season and performed seven video games for Brisbane Warmth with restricted success within the 2021-22 Huge Bash League, however his return is a lift to a younger squad that has seen Ryan ten Doeschate, Stephan Myburgh and Tom’s brother Ben retire over the past 9 months.
The vast majority of the Netherlands’ county-contracted gamers are unavailable as a consequence of a conflict with the T20 Blast. Shane Snater (Essex) and Fred Klaassen (Kent) are the 2 county-contracted gamers named within the squad, although might solely be obtainable for a part of the sequence.
There’s additionally a call-up for the uncapped Tim Pringle, a 19-year-old left-arm spinner who has performed for New Zealand’s Beneath-19s. He’s the son of Chris Pringle, the previous New Zealand medium-pacer who additionally performed for the Netherlands.

“We’re more than happy with the arrival of Tom Cooper, who brings with him an enormous quantity of expertise,” Roland Lefebvre, the Netherlands’ high-performance supervisor, stated. “In recent times, some vital gamers of the Dutch nationwide crew have stopped. The supply of Dutch gamers employed by English counties can be restricted.

“The data and expertise, but additionally the mentoring function that Tom could have inside the younger Dutch nationwide crew, is of nice worth. Tom is offered for the remainder of the worldwide fixtures.”

Pieter Seelaar, who will captain the facet, stated: “After a really aggressive sequence in opposition to the West Indies, we tackle the reigning world champions England, taking loads of positives from the matches in opposition to the West Indies into the upcoming sequence. In saying that, there are additionally areas we have to enhance to be able to be as aggressive in opposition to England.”
Tonny Staal is the one participant to drop out of competition from the squad that performed in opposition to West Indies earlier this month, dropping 3-0 regardless of some aggressive performances. The KNCB stated that the 18-man squad can be trimmed to fifteen at a later date.

Netherlands squad vs England: Pieter Seelaar (captain), Scott Edwards (wicketkeeper), Musa Ahmed, Shariz Ahmad, Logan van Beek, Philippe Boissevain, Tom Cooper, Aryan Dutt, Clayton Floyd, Vivian Kingma, Fred Klaassen, Ryan Klein, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Max O’Dowd, Tim Pringle, Vikramjit Singh, Shane Snater

Fixtures: June 17 – 1st ODI, June 19 – 2nd ODI, June 22 – third ODI (all fixtures at VRA, Amstelveen)

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