With Australia rout historical past now, Edwards eyes extra worldwide publicity with Netherlands after World Cup

It was a crushing defeat for the Netherlands on Wednesday, because it was blown away by a storm known as Glenn Maxwell.

But, the Dutchmen are decided to place the 309-run loss to Australia behind them, bringing again their vitality and self-belief which helped them stun South Africa.

In Scott Edwards, who scored a 69-ball-78 not out in opposition to the Proteas, they’ve a captain who isn’t too enthusiastic about a terrific win or too dispirited at a disappointing loss. The wicket-keeper batter has been main this facet admirably.

The Tonga-born, Australia-raised skipper has excessive ambitions for Netherlands.

“We have a lot of youngsters in the team,” Edwards advised Sportstar. “We have a young group, which we hopefully could keep together for a long time, and continue working with coach Ryan Cook.

“When I took over as the captain, I was trying to get my feet and just play good cricket as a unit. From there, Ryan and I started coming up with some plans and goals for the team.”

“The more we play against top nations in the world, the better and better we are going to get.”Scott Edwards, Netherlands captain

Those targets embody taking part in bilateral sequence in opposition to stronger groups

“We are hoping our performances will give us an opportunity to have bilateral series against teams,” he mentioned. “The more we play against top nations in the world, the better and better we are going to get.”

Edwards, who has a Dutch passport due to his grandmother, feels he has developed as a cricketer after starting to play for Netherlands.

“In Dutch cricket, you get thrown into the deep end a little bit,” he mentioned. “You go from playing club cricket straight to playing international cricket against the best teams in the world.”

But by pushing behind the West Indies, Zimbabwe and Ireland, all Test-playing nations on the World Cup Qualifier, and beating South Africa within the T20 and ODI World Cups, Edwards and his males have proved {that a} nation, the place solely about 5,000 folks play cricket, deserves extra alternatives.

Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com

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