Canada and Netherlands do battle in the tournament opener for both teams at the 2012 ICC T20 Cricket World Cup Qualifier in Dubai. Canada will be looking to improve their standing in a tournament where they have only 2 wins across the first 2 editions. Canada beat Netherlands in 2008 on the way to a 5th place finish but were upended by the Dutch in 2010 on the way to a winless tournament.
Netherlands, who beat England in the 2009 T20 Cricket World Cup, are one of the teams favoured to cause a stir in this tournament.
They built up valuable experience in this year’s CT20 where they defeated CCC, and that squad will be reinforced by the return of key batsman Tom Cooper, a verteran of South Australia.
Canada have struggled for wins lately but can draw a measure of confidence with a victory over Sri Lanka 'A' prior to heading to Dubai.