The Netherlands are relaxed in the lead-up to the 2014 edition, according to captain Peter Borren.

Borren, who was born in Christchurch and who also played for the Netherlands in the last edition of the ICC CWCQ in South Africa in 2009, said: "I'm really looking forward to representing the Netherlands in New Zealand, my country of origin.

"I have played and toured all over the world with the Netherlands team, but this will be my first trip to New Zealand with the boys. Whilst it will be all business during the tournament, I hope a few of the boys will take the opportunity to take a break afterwards and enjoy some scenery, golf and yummy wines."

The Dutch have traditionally been strong performers in 50-over cricket over the last decade, and have qualified to the last three editions of the ICC Cricket World Cup (2003, 2007 and 2011).

Talking about how qualifying for cricket's biggest tournament has worked wonders for the game in the Netherlands, 30-year-old Borren, who played in the 2007 and 2011 editions of the ICC Cricket World Cup, said: "Generally, cricket struggles to gain a lot of media exposure in the Netherlands. However, ICC Cricket World Cups are our window of opportunity.

"Not only does that exposure encourage more kids to play, but it also gives those kids who already play a real special incentive to be the best they can be. So cricket in the Netherlands needs its national team to be competing on the world stage as often as possible."

Talking about his team's chances of progressing all the way to the final, Borren said: "I would say that we have a very good chance of qualifying. I think we have a well drilled side which has a great balance of talent and experience.

"We have a really balanced bowling attack that can be changed to suit any conditions. I think New Zealand will give us a real mix of pitches, from very flat to maybe some seam and bounce. I believe we have the flexibility to adjust to whatever we encounter."