New Delhi: The International Cricket Council's move to reduce the number of teams to 10 in next World Cup has put an extra pressure on associate nations like the Netherlands to perform, feels Dutch captain Peter Borren.

The ICC's move has not gone down well with the Dutch, which believes such a move will deprive them of playing against Test nations on a frequent basis.

"We have played only one game (against England) and we know we are going to be judged by ICC after this tournament. Probably more harshly. They will take into account our performance," Borren said.

The ICC recently decided to cut down on the number of participating teams from 14 to 10 in the 2015 50-over World Cup to be co-hosted by Australia and New Zealand and the decision has already attracted criticism from a number of associated nations, including the Netherlands.

"We are one game down and there are few areas which we need to work on. We were beaten by a good team but we gave our best and showed we can perform at this level. The Jamtha strip was bit slower and there was little bounce. We need to work on our bowling with some tough matches ahead," Borren said.

The Netherlands is scheduled to play against West Indies in their next World Cup fixture on Monday here and the skipper said they are expecting some good all-round cricket.

"They are a very good team and we know they have got some good all-rounders. We are expecting a good match and hope to turn the table on them," he said.

The Netherlands coach Peter Drinnen hoped that his side could cause a few problems for West Indies.

"West Indies are an experienced side and we hope to create few problems for them. Ryan's form is crucial for us. We hope to maintain same level of standard as we displayed against the English side," he said.

(Agencies)