T20 World Cup: Five Emerging Players to watch

Timm van der Gugten T20 World Cup Qualifier
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Timm van der Gugten, The Netherlands

Mighty talented batsmen will be on show in round one, which emphasises the importance of good bowling in the batting-friendly conditions of Oman. The likes of Max O’Dowd, Roelof van der Merwe and Ryan ten Doeschate makes the Netherlands a dangerous proposition for Sri Lanka, Ireland and Namibia, such is their experience and talent.

With the reliability in the Netherlands’ batting ranks, eyes will also be on how their bowling attack performs in pressure situations. The Sydney-born Timm van der Gugten could be a vital cog in the Netherlands’ lineup, owing to his experience in high-level cricket, including Sheffield Shield and County cricket, and most recently The Hundred and Vitality Blast in England.

Van der Gugten boasts 108 matches of T20 experience, with 122 wickets. He can also contribute with lower-order runs, as he showed in the ODI series against Ireland in 2021.

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