Netherlands ready to prove its mettle in the game, says captain

Monday, February 21, 2011

NAGPUR -The Netherlands cricket team captain, Peter Borren,on Monday expressed confidence about young talent proving their mettle in the World Cup.

Netherlands would be playing experienced England here on Tuesday.

In their last meeting at the 2009 Twenty20 World Cup at Lord’s, Netherlands registered a surprise win over England.

Borren said his team is looking forward to the encounter.

“We have not got a lot to lose in regards to tomorrow. We are going to go out and give our best game,” Borren said.

“I think there is no doubt that we have got some really very talented players, some talented cricketers, who I think will make an impact in this World Cup. And talented cricketers who I am not sure have made such an impact, or had the opportunity to make that impact yet. So this is it, ” he added.

He further said that Alexei Kervezee and Wesley Barresi were the two young Netherlands batsmen to watch out for.

“In particularly I think looking out for Alexei Kervezee, the young opening batsman from…he is only 20-years old, playing in his second World Cup which is pretty impressive for a 20-year old. His development is, he has come out leaps and bounds and I think he will make a statement. We have got another opening batsman, Wesley Barresi, who is not necessarily a well-known player but someone who I think can handle this level of cricket, not only handle it but could do very well,” said Borren.

He hoped that a good performance and media coverage would help in developing the sport of cricket in the country. (ANI)

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