The Dutch side progressed from the qualifying round that took place in Zimbabwe this year. They made it last into the World Cup as they defeated mighty West Indies and Scotland to qualify for the mega event.
The Netherlands impressed one and all with their performances in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. They showed their class with a stunning win over South Africa by 38 runs at Dharmshala in a rain-curtailed encounter.
Apart from this, the Dutch stunned Test-playing nation Bangladesh comfortably and displaced great skills. Despite finishing last, the Netherlands showed their skills against other teams but could not register any more victories.
The Indian Premier League is a great platform for players to showcase their talent. Netherlands players showed promises in CWC 2023 and would look to prove their worth if they can be selected for IPL 2024.
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Here we look at the 3 Netherlands Players Who Could Be Great Additions to IPL 2024:
- Teja Nidamanuru
Anil Teja Nidamanuru represented the Netherlands in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2023. He was a part of the team that faced Pakistan in the first match of the tournament played on 6th October 2023.
Nidamanuru is an attacking batter that can create pressure on the opponent bowlers. He showed his class with quickfire 54 off 36 deliveries against India in the last league match at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru.
He showed his skills with brilliant 111 off 76 balls against West Indies in ICC World Cup qualifiers chasing down a massive target. Nidamanuru could be a great addition to the Indian Premier League with his attacking style of batting which will create pressure on opponents.
- Bas de Leede
Bas De Leede is a great all-round option who can bat and bowl decently. He was the leading wicket-taker for the Netherlands in the 2023 World Cup with 16 wickets from 9 matches.
De Leede has done well as a batter in the middle order and bowls well in the death overs. He played a key role with both bat and ball during an important qualifying round match against Scotland that helped the Netherlands to qualify for the mega event.
He is suited for this format and could be a great addition to the Indian Premier League if the Netherlands player could be included in the auction.
- Roelf Van der Merwe
Rolef Van Merwe played a key role for the Netherlands in major wins over Test-playing nations in ICC tournaments. He featured in the inaugural edition of SA T20 league where he featured for Southern Eastern Cape. During the tournament, Merwe picked 20 wickets and was named the bowler of the tournament as Southern Eastern Cape won the tournament.
Merwe played a key role with both bat and ball in the historic win over South Africa. He showed his class with cameo along with captain Scott Edwards putting on 64 runs for the 8th wicket that helped Netherlands come from 140 for 7.
He could be a great addition to Indian Premier League as he featured in this league previously. Merwe is a proven fighter coming lower down the order and also creates pressure with tight bowling.