Selections for the upcoming Intercontinental Cup match against Afghanistan and WCLC fixtures against Nepal see a call-up for Shane Snater and a recall for Tim Gruijters.

Snater, Rood & Wit Haarlem's 20-year old right-arm seam all-rounder and former Zimbabwe youth international, impressed in the recent Pro-Series matches for the Seafarers and in Essex with Netherlands A, most notably claiming a five-wicket haul against Essex 2nds.

Also noteworthy is the recall of Tim Gruijters, rehabilitated after a rather unfortunate public falling-out with the national set-up during the run-up to the 2014 World T20. Their reconciliation has seen Gruijters turn out regularly for the Seafarers in the Pro-Series as well as captaining the Netherlands A side. The Quick Haag skipper has been in fine form with the bat for his club this season in the Topklasse, coming off the back of a successful winter in New Zealand with Taradale CC - whom he led to the Hawkes Bay 50-over premiership title.

Barring any surprises however, Tom Cooper will not be returning to the Netherlands for the games, whilst Dosti-United's Dutch-qualified bat Colin Ackermann - in dominant form in the Topklasse - has also declined to make himself available.

Paul van Meekeren's recent signing for Somerset will not keep him from turning out for the Netherlands however, being named in both squads alongside Somerset team-mate Roelof van der Merwe and Glamorgan's Timm van der Gugten.

Afghanistan are currently on tour to Scotland and Ireland for a series of ODIs, and have named their provisional squad for the 4-dayer. Notable is the inclusion of 18 year-old batsman Ihsanullah Janat at the expense of older brother Narwaz Mangal, and 22 year-old fellow former under-19 captain Nasir Jamal.

Nepal are set to embark on a preparatory tour to England, with right-arm seamer Bikram Sob named to the provisional squad and Subash Khakurel and Anil Mandal earning recalls.

 

Netherlands

ICC Intercontinental Cup vs Afghanistan (4-day) , Voorburg, VCC, 29 July - 1 August

Peter Borren (c, VRA), Wesley Barresi (wk, Quick Haag), Mudassar Bukhari (Dosti-United), Ben Cooper (Woolpit CC), Tim Gruijters (Quick Haag), Timm van der Gugten (Glamorgan), Quirijn Gunning (VRA), Vivian Kingma (VCC), Ahsan Malik (Dosti-United), Paul van Meekeren (Somerset), Roelof van der Merwe (Somerset), Stephan Myburgh (Hermes DVS), Michael Rippon (Woolpit CC), Pieter Seelaar (VOC), Shane Snater (Rood & Wit).

Staff: Anton Roux (coach), Chris Adams (assistant coach), Enoch Nkwe (assistant coach), Jan Stappenbelt (physio), Ed van Nierop (manager).

ICC World Cricket League Championship vs Nepal (ODMs), Amsterdam, VRA, 13 & 15 August

Peter Borren (c), Wesley Barresi (wk), Mudassar Bukhari, Ben Cooper, Tim Gruijters, Timm van der Gugten, Vivian Kingma, Ahsan Malik, Paul van Meekeren, Roelof van der Merwe, Stephan Myburgh, Michael Rippon, Pieter Seelaar, Shane Snater, Sikander Zulfiqar (ACC), Max OfDowd (Auckland A).

Staff: Anton Roux (coach), Chris Adams (assistant coach), Enoch Nkwe (assistant coach), Jan Stappenbelt (physio), Ed van Nierop (manager).

 

Afghanistan

Mohammad Shahzad, Noor Ali Zadran, Ihsanullah Janat, Asghar Stanikzai, Rahmat Shah, Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shinwari, Hashmatullah Shahidi, Zahir Khan, Mirwais Ashraf, Nasir Jamal, Dawlat Zadran, Sayed Ahmad Shirzad, Yamin Ahmadzai.

Reserve Players: Javed Ahmadi, Abdullah Adil, Afsar Khan Zazai

Nepal (probable)

Paras Khadka (Captain), Bikram Sob, Subash Khakurel, Anil Mandal, Gyanendra Malla, Shakti Gauchhan, Basanta Regmi, Sharad Vesawakar, Sompal Kami, Sagar Pun, Binod Bhandari, Karan KC, Sandip Lamichhane, Raju Rijal, Rajesh Pulami Magar.