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Dutch duo Michael van Gerwen and Raymond van Barneveld have revealed their excitement at bringing Premier League Darts to the Netherlands for the first time. Rotterdam will host its debut leg in the tournament on Thursday, live on Sky Sports 1 HD at 7pm, with Van Gerwen locked in a table-topping battle against Phil Taylor while Van Barneveld takes on Peter Wright.World No 1 Van Gerwen and 2014 Premier League winner Van Barneveld are anticipating an emotional homecoming as their compatriots roar them on. The fans have waited such a long time for this and I hope they can enjoy themselves, because they deserve an evening like this in Holland. Michael van Gerwen Ive never played in front of a crowd like this in my home country so its going to be special and I cant wait, Van Gerwen told the PDC.Its good for darts and good for the fans that its me against Phil. I hope I can keep my good form up because I want to go into the play-offs as the league leader, which would give me a great feeling. Back in 2013, Michael van Gerwen first met Phil Taylor in the Premier League The fans have waited such a long time for this and I hope they can enjoy themselves, because they deserve an evening like this in Holland. Its fantastic for darts and I will get goosebumps, for sure!Barneys appearance in Rotterdam will be less pressurised because he is unable to mathematically qualify for the play-offs.Instead, the occasion will be a chance for the Netherlands public to pay homage to the legend who first made darts so popular in their nation. Michael van Gerwen almost pulled off a nine-darter against compatriot Raymond van Barneveld in Manchester. Its really exciting, a dream come true, said Van Barneveld. I cant wait to play, even though Ive got no chance to make the play-offs.The atmosphere will be thrilling. 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If you were six down at tea and you have a whole session to save the game, 90% of the time you could say sides would just play for the draw. But to go out and want to score 130-odd in the two hours was a pretty daunting task. But that was our attitude, and we got there and virtually had it won.The top of the wicket had gone quite a bit. There were pieces of what Id call flaked turf taken out.Ramadhin and Valentine were very difficult - Valentine especially, bowling left-arm over into that, with the ball coming back in to me. I made 80. I dont think Ive ever batted better than in that innings.You had to use a bit of discretion. I can remember Ramadhin bowled one of his special balls - I supposed youd call it the doosra of the day - and I didnt pick it. But I decided the next ball definitely woulldnt go away from me, it would come in to me.ddddddddddddI thought, Im going to belt this, and it hit the pickets on the boundary. I thought I had a psychological advantage from that decision to have a go.Wes Hall was fired up, theres no doubt about that. I can still remember him bouncing me, and I hooked him and it hit the fence on the full. I said to Richie at the start of the second-last over, Just make sure Im up there for Wes, because I knew Wes would drop one short, and I thought with a bit of luck I could get four out of the seven runs we needed. But as it turned out I didnt get there. I wasnt Usain Bolt and I got run out.There were so many great moments in the Test match. You can always say this bloke played a great innings, or someone bowled well, but there were so many wonderful moments.Joe Solomon ran me out in the second-last over - he threw the wicket down. And then he turns around and throws the wicket down to tie the match. In the circumstances and the pressure there would have been there for the fielding side, that was amazing.There was confusion everywhere. I dont think anybody knew. 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