Brandon Glover will head to the UAE later this month after being named in the Dutch squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
The paceman will join Northamptonshire’s Bowling Coach Chris Liddle in the touring party, with Liddle continuing in his role as the national side’s Bowling Coach.
“This is my second big T20 tournament with the side after I played in the qualifier in 2019.” Glover said.
“That was an amazing experience and I’m very excited for this one.”
Chris Liddle was also looking forward to rejoining the men in orange.
“I’m very excited about the opportunity to be back with the Dutch team and to be heading to a T20 World Cup.”
“Cambo [Ryan Campbell] has put together a strong squad with players I have been able to work with for a few years now and I am looking forward to working with them and the fellow coaches in pushing the team to go as far as we can in the World Cup.” Liddle said.
Glover has 19 T20 International appearances under his belt, claiming 28 wickets at an average of just 16. With success in the format previously, Glover says his approach to the game remains the same regardless of whether he’s playing for the Steelbacks or the Netherlands.
“The gameplan for fast bowling is pretty much always the same and they’re both a high level of cricket so it’s just about approaching it as well as I can and executing on my skills.”
“You’ve got to keep your principals the same. Power play try to hit the stumps as much as possible and have your variations and then death you look to yorkers, change up for bouncers and those kinds of things.”
Though there’ll be a change of scenery and kit, Glover will have the support of one constant – Bowling Coach Chris Liddle.
“Having Lids as a consistent piece to my fast bowling helps plenty, it’s quite nice having the same voice there all the time and it helps with planning as well as I’ve got that link between the Dutch and the County.”
“He knows when I’m bowling well and he knows when I’m not bowling well so he can feed back different things on my action.”
Liddle was pleased for Glover to have another opportunity to show what he’s capable of in white ball cricket.
“Its great that Brandon made the cut after having an indifferent season which was hampered by injuries and I’m excited to see him and the other players mix it against the worlds best.”
Dutch Head Coach Ryan Campbell said picking a squad had been the ‘toughest selection process since I’ve taken over the job’.
“I am excited about the blend of experience and youth we’re taking to the UAE.” Campbell said.
The Netherlands take on Ireland in their opening match of the tournament in Abu Dhabi on the 18th of October.