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Who Is Tim Pringle? 5 Facts About Netherlands Spinner

Who Is Tim Pringle? 5 Facts About Netherlands Spinner

Tim Pringle recently made headlines with his standout performance in the Netherlands’ victory over Nepal at the T20 World Cup 2024. The match, held at the Grand Prairie Stadium in Dallas on June 4, saw a large crowd predominantly supporting Nepal. The Netherlands won the toss and opted to field first.

Nepal, led by Rohit Paudel, struggled throughout their innings, managing to set a modest target of 107 runs. Logan van Beek and Tim Pringle were pivotal for the Netherlands, each taking three wickets. Pringle’s figures of 3/20 were his best in the T20 format, earning him the Player of the Match award. Here are five interesting facts about the Dutch all-rounder:

1. Cricketing Legacy: Son of Chris Pringle

Tim Pringle was born in The Hague on August 29, 2002. He is the son of former New Zealand cricketer Chris Pringle, who played for New Zealand between 1990 and 1995. Chris Pringle is remembered for his remarkable performance in a 1990 ODI against Australia, where he bowled a maiden over in the final over, securing a one-run victory for New Zealand. Unfortunately, an ankle injury led to Chris’s early retirement in 1998.

2. Early Career with New Zealand U19

Tim Pringle began his cricket career with the New Zealand U19 team, following in his father’s footsteps. He participated in a five-match Youth ODI series against Australia U19. Despite the series being plagued by weather disruptions, Pringle played in all the completed matches, marking the beginning of his international cricket journey.

3. International Debut for the Netherlands in 2022

Pringle made his international debut for the Netherlands on June 19, 2022, in an ODI against England at the VRA Ground in Amstelveen. Since then, he has played four ODIs and 17 T20Is, accumulating 108 runs and 15 wickets. His first international wicket was the English all-rounder Liam Livingstone. Despite a tough debut match, Pringle showed his potential by contributing both with the bat and ball.

4. Success in the Men’s Super Smash 2022/23

Although he did not make it to New Zealand’s U19 World Cup squad, Pringle continued to play for the Northern Districts. In the 2022/23 Men’s Super Smash, he took nine wickets in nine matches with an impressive economy rate of 6.67 and an average of 20.77. His best performance that season was 3/23. He played alongside notable cricketers like Mitchell Santner and Tim Seifert and was part of the championship-winning team.

5. Participation in Two T20 World Cups

Contrary to what some might think, the ongoing T20 World Cup 2024 is not Pringle’s first. He played in the 2022 T20 World Cup, where he helped the Netherlands reach the Super 12 stage. He competed against top teams like Bangladesh, India, and Pakistan, and was instrumental in the Netherlands’ memorable win over South Africa. Pringle is now playing in his second T20 World Cup, starting strong with match-winning figures against Nepal.

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