Dubai: Zimbabwe will play hosts to Netherlands for a three-match ODI series in Harare, beginning March 21.
The ODI series will be a part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, which is the route for direct qualification to the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 in India.
The Super League sees the top eight sides, including India as hosts, earn direct qualification for the Cricket World Cup in October. The bottom five sides will join five Associate teams, three from ICC Cricket World Cup League 2 and two from the Qualifier play-offs, to feature in the ICC Men’s World Cup Qualifier 2023 in Zimbabwe.
Of these 10 sides, two will go on to feature in the global event.
Both Zimbabwe, placed at 12th on the Super League points table with 45 points, and Netherlands, placed at 13th with 25 points, are out of contention for direct qualification to the World Cup.
This will be Zimbabwe’s final outing in the Super League.
- 21 March, 1st ODI, Harare Sports Club, 09.30 am
- 23 March, 2nd ODI, Harare Sports Club, 09.30 am
- 25 March, 3rd ODI, Harare Sports Club, 09.30 am
Scott Edwards will lead the side on his first bilateral away tour since taking over the captaincy from his VOC Rotterdam clubmate Pieter Seelaar last year, though once again the Netherlands perennial availability issues will deny him the services of a number of first-choice players.
Netherlands Squad for tour of Zimbabwe:
Scott Edwards (c & wk), Max O'Dowd, Vikram Singh, Colin Ackermann, Bas de Leede, Teja Nidamanuru, Roelof van der Merwe, Musa Nadeem Ahmad, Tom Cooper, Shariz Ahmad, Brandon Glover, Vivian Kingma, Fred Klaassen, Ryan Klein, Paul van Meekeren.
Bas de Leede, Brandon Glover and Colin Ackermann will not be available for the matches in South Africa; Wesley Barresi and Aryan Dutt will not be playing in Zimbabwe.
Netherlands squad for tour of South Africa
Scott Edwards (c & wk), Max O'Dowd, Vikram Singh, Teja Nidamanuru, Tom Cooper, Roelof van der Merwe, Musa Nadeem Ahmad, Wesley Barresi, Aryan Dutt, Shariz Ahmad, Vivian Kingma, Fred Klaassen, Ryan Klein, Paul van Meekeren.