Netherlands Coach Ryan Campbell has plenty of food for thought as his side slipped to their third loss in their ongoing T20 series against the UAE.
Campbell resisted the temptation to call back his big guns for the series, opting to give his fringe players an outing.
Toni Staal, Sebastian Braat and Under 19 international leg-spinner Philippe Boissevain have all been handed T20 international debuts with varying degrees of success as the Netherlands have lost all three games thus far in the four-game series.
“For this series I decided not to call back our county players in an effort to give our Dutch based players an opportunity against an experienced and highly skilled opponent in the UAE," said Campbell.
"It was also their last chance to put their name forward for selection in the World Cup Qualifiers in the UAE this October.
"Although I’m extremely disappointed about the results and the mistakes we have made, I can also see some real improvement in our youngsters, particularly Phillipe Boissevain and the continued growth of opener Max O’Dowd.
"We now have a much clearer idea of the makeup of our squad as well as knowing what areas we are desperately in need of improvement.”
Half centuries from Ashfaq Ahmed and Muhammad Usman saw UAE post 181 for 5 in the opening encounter, which proved 13 too many for the hosts despite Max O'Dowd's 51.
The second game saw the Dutch put 136 on the board as Ben Cooper top scored with 46 and skipper Pieter Seelaar making 34 - Rohan Mustafa taking three wickets for the Emiratis.
The UAE completed a five-wicket win with three balls to spare - Rameez Shahzad making 49 and Muhammad Usman 34.
Ashfaq Ahmed's 56 saw the UAE make 152 for 8 in the third game, with Braat taking three wickets and Seelaar two.
The Netherlands fell 14 runs adrift despite the best efforts of Max O'Dowd (65) who made his second half century of the series. Rohan Mustafa again took three wickets, while Qadeer Ahmed took 2 for 18.
The fourth and final game of the series takes place on Thursday.