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The Netherlands has been highly impressive as a side in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. Though the Dutch side has not won as many games as they would have liked, their fighting spirit has impressed the cricket fans. By beating South Africa in Dharamshala earlier in the tournament, the Netherlands caused one of the biggest upsets in the history of cricket. Their brand of cricket has been amazing to see.
The Netherlands play their cricket very well. Their main strength lies in their bowling and fielding. In the IPL, players with a multi-skilled nature are usually in demand. The Netherlands has many such players. Some of them have performed very well in the ongoing ODI World Cup 2023. Here are the 5 players from the Netherlands who might be targeted by the IPL franchises in the upcoming season.
Paul Van Meekeren was very impressive against South Africa and Bangladesh, where he picked up a lot of wickets. On a good surface to bowl in Kolkata. The right-arm pacer ran through the batting lineup of Bangladesh. The spell of the right-arm medium pacer helped Netherlands to win, for which he won the Player of the Match award. For his medium-pace bowling, teams might be looking to buy him.
Logan Van Beek is a medium pacer and can bat in the lower middle order. These kinds of players are usually in demand in the IPL. Even as a fielder, Van Beek is very good. With the ball, he can bowl in the middle overs. Van Beek can play some good cameos down the order. As an impact player, Van Beek can come in handy for the teams. If necessary, Van Beek can bat higher the order as well.
Bas De Leede is another multi-skilled player in the Netherlands. Much like Van Beek, Bas De Leede can bowl and bat. De Leede, though, is more of a proper bowler, who could bowl well in different phases of the game. With the new ball, De Leede can swing the ball. In the death overs, he has good slower ones. With the bat, De Leede can play aggressive cameos.
Aryan Dutt is one of the most economical bowlers in the world currently. The right-arm off-spinner is very hard to hit. Even in the Powerplay overs, Dutt can deliver economical spells. The teams can use him as an attacking spinner at the top, particularly against the batters who are a bit weak against spin. Lower down the order, Dutt can be useful as a pinch hitter. His All-round performance helped the Netherlands to beat South Africa.
Colin Ackerman is a batting All-rounder. The right-handed batter has the highest exposure in different leagues across the world. Ackerman has the experience of playing in county cricket and several T20 leagues in the world. The middle-order batter can play aggressive cameos lower down the order. If necessary, Ackerman can anchor the innings at a good strike rate. Even with the ball, Ackerman can provide some off-spin, which can be handy.