The Dutch squads which will play in Ireland, Oman and the UAE over the next eight weeks are the fruit of a summer of careful sifting and filtering, and national coach Ryan Campbell rightly pays tribute to the depth of talent to which they testify.
No fewer than 22 players have worn orange since the Dutch stepped onto the Al Amarat ground in Oman to take on Scotland on 13 February, and Campbell has stuck to a consistent strategy of giving everyone a chance, taking even the 4-0 defeat by the UAE in a T20 International series last month in his stride.
That result did, however, reveal just how important the presence of the Netherlands' overseas-based players are for success at the highest level, and with the ICC Super League, in which the Dutch will be the sole representatives of the Associates, due to start next summer, success at the highest level must be a non-negotiable goal.
So it should come as no surprise that the squad for the pentangular tournament in Oman and the World T20 Qualifier which follows it includes all the England-based players: Ryan ten Doeschate, Roelof van der Merwe, Timm van der Gugten, Paul van Meekeren, Fred Klaassen and Shane Snater, along with the prospective debutant Colin Ackermann.
Ackermann's advent, anticipated since he made himself available in June, will undoubtedly strengthen the Dutch batting line-up, while the potential value of his off-spin was underlined by his record-breaking figures of seven for 18 for Leicestershire against Warwickshire in the English T20 competition on 8 August.
Ten Doeschate's value to the side is, of course, unquestionable: in 74 matches in all formats he has made 3782 runs at an average of 74.16, hitting 13 centuries, and taken 122 wickets at 21.92; he has appeared in only 10 games for the Netherlands since 2011, but at 39 he remains a player of great skill and enormous experience, not least in T20s, where he averages 29.67 across his 305 innings with a strike rate of almost 135.
The policy of selecting Dutch passport-holders who learned their cricket elsewhere remains controversial, but there can be little doubt that – and indeed, that UAE series only confirmed – that to compete on level terms with the other leading Associates, not to mention the Full members, there is no real alternative.
Of the 22 players who have so far played for the Netherlands this year ten were brought up and learned their cricket here, but just five of them have made it into the squad for the World T20 Qualifier: skipper Pieter Seelaar, Van Meekeren, opening batsman Tobias Visée, and the youngsters Tonny Staal and Philippe Boissevain.
It is testimony to the often poisonous atmosphere of Dutch cricket that the latter two selections, clear evidence of a desire to promote young Dutch players wherever possible, should have been the subject of claims of nepotism or improper influence.
In fact, both Staal and Boissevain, respectively a top- to middle-order batsman and a leg-spinner, have given strong indications of adapting to the demands of international cricket: both did well in the T20 matches in England in July, and while their opportunities may be limited in the Qualifier they can only benefit from the experience.
Both are, moreover, included in the squad for next week's tri-series against Ireland and Scotland at Malahide, along with the 19-year-old Bas de Leede and the 16-year-old left-handed opener Vikram Singh, and it is likely that in the absence of Ackermann, Ten Doeschate, Van der Merwe and Van der Gugten they will get plenty of chances to show what they have to offer.
The same applies to 23-year-old South African-born left-arm spinner Clayton Floyd who, like Singh, may well make his Dutch debut during the Malahide series.
If the inclusion of Staal and Boissevain in the Qualifier squad is notable, so is the omission of two seasoned campaigners in Stef Myburgh and Wesley Barresi.
Both have had significant injury problems, and neither has been anywhere near his best when they played for the Netherlands in the course of the season. Myburgh's 40-ball 79 in an internal practice game last Sunday was a vintage effort, but it doubtless came too late to earn him a place in the side, especially now that Visée, who was also in devastating form on Sunday, has established his place as the main assault weapon at the top of the Dutch T20 order.
Visée and Max O'Dowd, who has hit 609 runs across all formats this year at an average of 50.75 and whose own strike rate in T20s is 136.47, have become a formidable opening pair, and with Ben Cooper, Ackermann and Ten Doeschate to follow, the Dutch top order has the potential to give opposing attacks plenty to think about.
The pace attack, too, gives Campbell and Seelaar no shortage of options: with Brandon Glover joining Klaassen, Van Meekeren, Van der Gugten and Snater there is a sharp cutting edge, while there is also plenty of variety in the slower bowling of Seelaar himself, Van der Merwe, Ackermann and Boissevain.
It promises to be an enthralling journey, but with tickets to the World T20 Cup in Australia next year up for grabs – and the chance to stake a claim for a place in the Super League squad to take on Pakistan and the rest into the bargain – Seelaar's side have everything to play for.