The Netherlands has included an experienced pair in their World Cup squad.

Roelof van der Merwe and Colin Ackermann have been recalled and named to the Netherlands’ 15-man squad for this year’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup.

The pair were not part of the squad that qualified the Netherlands for this year’s World Cup by finishing second in the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier earlier this year, but have been named to the list of 15 players who will compete over six weeks in India in October and November.

Both van der Merwe and Ackermann bring a wealth of experience to a Netherlands team led by Scott Edwards, who played a key role in last year’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia.

Ackermann was the Netherlands’ second leading run-scorer at the tournament, while van der Merwe came in handy with bat, ball, and in the field. Both players have extensive experience competing in domestic competitions all over the world.

The Netherlands will be hoping that opening batter Max O’Dowd can contribute a lot of runs throughout the tournament, while star all-rounder Bas de Leede will be important with both bat and ball.

The Netherlands, coached by the experienced Ryan Cook, will play two warm-up games before the World Cup, against Australia on September 30 and hosts India on October 3.

On October 6, they will face Pakistan in their first World Cup match in Hyderabad.

Team Netherlands: Scott Edwards (c), Max O’Dowd, Bas de Leede, Vikram Singh, Teja Nidamanuru, Paul van Meekeren, Colin Ackermann, Roelof van der Merwe, Logan van Beek, Aryan Dutt, Ryan Klein, Wesley Barresi, Saqib Zulfiqar, Shariz Ahmad, Sybrand Engelbrecht.