© Getty Images (file photo)
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Netherlands have recalled Ryan ten Doeschate after six years. Ten Doeschate, who last featured for his national side in the 2011 World Cup, returns to the squad that plays Namibia. Netherlands play their last two ICC World Cricket League matches in Dubai on December 6 and 8. ‘Tendo’, undoubtedly the greatest cricketer was one of three cricketers to score two centuries in the 2011 World Cup; Sachin Tendulkar and Kumar Sangakkara were other two.

Speaking about ten Doeschate’s return, coach Ryan Campbell said: “Getting a player of Ryan’s talent and experience is a massive gain for us. What he brings to the squad is more than just runs, wickets and brilliant fielding. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge in big matches.”

On ten Doeschate’s experience

“As captain of Essex he has just led them to the Division One Championship. Our youngsters will gain knowledge that you just can’t buy off a shelf. We are on the brink of something special but we will need cool, calm heads to see us through, I have no doubt Ryan will bring that.”

Netherlands are table-toppers with 18 points, and have already qualified for the 2019 World Cup Qualifiers. If they remain on top and are declared winners, Netherlands will feature as the 13th side in the newly announced ICC ODI league starting 2020.

Netherlands squad: Peter Borren (c), Wesley Barresi, Ben Cooper, Ryan ten Doeschate, Paul van Meekeren, Stephan Myburgh, Max O’Dowd, Scott Edwards, Sikander Zulfiqar, Roelof van der Merwe, Shane Snater, Pieter Seelaar, Timm van der Gugten, Fred Klaassen, Viv Kingma.