The Netherlands is set to conduct a pre-World Cup training camp in Alur

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The Netherlands cricket team, an unexpected qualifier for the upcoming World Cup championship, is gearing up for a 12-day training camp near Bengaluru in September. This pre-World Cup assembly has been orchestrated collaboratively by the Netherlands Cricket and the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA). Set to transpire from September 19 to October 1, the camp will unfold at the Alur facility, which falls under the purview of KSCA.

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An official from KSCA affirmed the development to Cricbuzz, corroborating the insight shared by Dutch officials regarding this endeavor. While discussions about potentially extending the camp by a couple of weeks, commencing from the first week of September, are afoot, a definitive confirmation is yet to materialize.

Having defied expectations, the Scot Edwards-led Dutch side clinched qualification for the World Cup slated from October 5 to November 19. In an impressive display, they secured their spot amidst formidable full-member teams like the West Indies and Zimbabwe. The must-win World Cup qualifier against Scotland in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, saw the Dutch team triumph convincingly, securing their berth based on Net Run Rate. A standout performance by Bas de Leede, who secured five wickets and contributed 123 runs, earned him the Man of the Match title.

The official Dutch cricket website hailed the remarkable accomplishment, noting their triumph over skepticism with well-executed game plans and unyielding determination. This marks the Netherlands’ fifth appearance in an ODI World Cup, following their participation in the 1996, 2003, 2007, and 2011 editions.

Their campaign is set to commence on October 6 in Hyderabad against Pakistan. Subsequent fixtures include encounters with New Zealand in Hyderabad on October 9, South Africa in Dharamsala on October 17, Sri Lanka in Lucknow on October 21, Australia in Delhi on October 25, Bangladesh in Kolkata on October 28, Afghanistan in Lucknow on November 3, England in Pune on November 8, and finally, a showdown with hosts India on November 11 in Bengaluru.

Naturally, it’s worth highlighting that the scheduling of a couple of their matches remains subject to alteration, as the final program of the World Cup is yet to be released Administered jointly by the Board of Control for Cricket in India and the International Cricket Council (ICC).