Van der Merve excited on his first trip to Pakistan with MCC squad


Taunton: Netherlands all-rounder Roelof Van der Merve is excited and looking forward to touring Pakistan for the very first time as he is the part of  Marylebone Cricket Club (MCC) squad which will play two 50-over T20 matches. 

The 34-year-old took on Twitter to express his excitement and is also happy to meet T20I captain Babar Azam, Test captain Azhar Ali, former captain Wasim Akram, wicket-keeper batsman Kamran Akmal and all-rounder Imad Wasim on his trip.

“Really looking forward to this first trip to Pakistan, will see some of the boys again,” he wrote.

It must be noted that MCC announced the 18-member squad yesterday which will be led by MCC president and former Sri Lankan captain Kumar Sangakkara.

England All-rounder Ravi Bopara, Netherlands Fred Klaassen, Scotland duo Michael Leask, and Safyaan Sharif, Leicestershire’s Arron Lilley, Kent’s Imran Qayyum, and Worcestershire’s Ross Whiteley are also included in the squad.

MCC tour will take place from 13-19 February.  They will play a 50-over game each with Pakistan Shaheen and Northern meanwhile will also play Multan Sultans and Lahore Qalandars in a T20 game each.