Keith Dabengwa have annonced the team after selection games i Glostrup
We are glad to announce the team representing Denmark ICC T20 World Cup Europe Qualifier.
The team are:
- Frederik klokker
- Saif Ahmed
- Nicolaj Damgaard
- Monty Singh
- Saran Aslam
- Jino Jojo
- Surya Anand
- Amjad Khan
- Musa Mahmood
- Oliver Hald
- Omar Hayet
- Shangeev Thas
- Rizwan Mahmood
- Hamid Shah
This is a tournament that will form part of the qualification process for the 2024 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.
The first phase of European qualification for the previous T20 World Cup, originally scheduled to be held in 2020, was postponed to 2021 and eventually cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, only four teams had the opportunity to qualify from a regional finals event. Jersey and Germany progressed from that event and thereby gained a bye through the European sub-regional stage in the process for the 2024 T20 World Cup.
Twenty-eight countries from the European region will compete in the initial phase of the tournament, divided into three sub-regional events to be played in June and July 2022. Qualifier C will be played in Belgium between 28 June and 4 July 2022, followed by Qualifiers A and B that will both be hosted in Finland between 12 and 31 July 2022. The dates and venue for the next stage of qualification are yet to be announced.
The Danish team that is going, has good balance of experience and youth which bodes well for the future of Danish cricket.
We will be playing Belgium, Hungary, and Gibraltar in group 1. Group 2 consists of Spain, Portugal, and Israel.
The quality of associate cricket has risen in the last few years and anyone one these teams can perform, which is why we are not underestimating any team as we prepare for the tournament.
We depart on the 26th of June and play our first match on the 28th of June and return on the 5th of July.
We are fortunate to have on board Paul Hutchinson as our specialist bowling coach.
Paul is a former left arm opening bowler who played for Yorkshire CCC, Sussex CCC, Middlesex CCC and England ’A’. Taking over 250 wickets and winning the County Championship twice before a back injury forced him into an early retirement.
Paul’s coaching has seen him work with Essex CCC (winning the County Championship and T20 Blast), West Indies Test team, Cambridge University and as well as working in multiple school and club environments.
Looking forward to lead a motivated national team in the pursuit of reversing our recent defeat to Finland and reaping important points for the ICC T20 ranking.