Netherlands pick Kingma, Rahil for Scotland games


Netherlands have picked 20-year old right-arm medium pacer Vivian Kingma and 21-year old batsman Rahil Ahmed for the upcoming Intercontinental Cup and World Cricket League games against Scotland. Right-arm pacers Timm van der Gugten and Ahsan Malik, who were part of the squad for the last Intercontinental Cup, have been excluded.

Van der Gugten was Netherlands’ top wicket-taker in their last game against Papua New Guinea with six scalps. Malik was pulled up for a suspect bowling action the last time the two sides met, in the World T20 qualifiers, and is yet to be cleared to bowl in international cricket. Daniel Doram, the 17-year old left-arm spinner has also been left out of the squad and Thijs van Schelven has been called up.

Netherlands will play a four-day game against Scotland at The Hague from September 8-11 as part of the Intercontinental Cup and then meet them for two WCL games in Amsterdam.

Netherlands squad: Peter Borren (capt.), Wesley Barresi (wk), Rahil Ahmed, Mudassar Bukhari, Ben Cooper, Quirijn Gunning, Vivian Kingma, Paul van Meekeren , Roelof van der Merwe, Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Michael Rippon, Thijs van Schelven, Pieter Seelaar.