They are still an associate team, but they made headlines when they thrashed England in the 2014 T20 World Cup.
Compared to the other minnows, Netherlands are much better when it comes to performing against higher-ranked teams.
Tom Cooper's late inclusion to the squad is a good signal for the team and they have an experienced skipper in Peter Borren who has played 37 T20Is.
Roelof van der Merwe is another impact player for the team and since he has played for South Africa, as well as for teams in the Indian Premier League (IPL), the 31-year-old will be expected to contribute with his all-round skills
Ben Cooper, the left-hander has been in fine form against countries like Scotland, UAE, Ireland and Canada lately, and even though the challenge of playing against top teams would be massive, Dutch would want him to live up to the expectations.
In the bowling department, medium-pacer Mudassar Bukhari has played a big role in getting wickets at regular intervals in the last few months and if Ahsan Malik can find his rhythm post a remodeled action, Netherlands can be rest assured of a decent performance.
ICC T20I ranking: 12
Coach: Anton Roux
Netherlands ICC World Twenty20 2016 squad: Wesley Barresi, Logan van Beek, Peter Borren (c), Mudassar Bukhari, Ben Cooper, Timm van der Gugten, Vivian Kingma, Ahsan Malik, Paul Meekeren, Roelof van der Merwe, Stephan Myburgh, Max O'Dowd, Michael Rippon, Pieter Seelaar and Sikander Zulfiqar.
Players to watch out for: Peter Borren, Roelof van der Merwe, Ben Cooper, Ahsan Malik, Mudassar Bukhari