2020 BetVictor World Cup of Darts teams confirmed

Danny Noppert (Lawrence Lustig, PDC)

Danny Noppert, Damon Heta, Gabriel Clemens and John Henderson are amongst the debutants in the BetVictor World Cup of Darts at the Salzburgarena from November 6-8.

The 32-nation tournament sees two-player teams representing their nations, based initially on the top-ranked players on the PDC Order of Merit.

Noppert, the 2019 World Series of Darts Finals runner-up, will make his debut for the Netherlands alongside three-time champion Michael van Gerwen.

2019 Brisbane Darts Masters winner Heta, meanwhile, will make his first appearance for Australia alongside former finalist Simon Whitlock, with Kyle Anderson still back in his homeland.

Henderson has been confirmed as Robert Thornton's partner for reigning champions Scotland, while Clemens will partner Max Hopp for Germany as he makes his debut in the event.

England's Michael Smith and Rob Cross will be the top seeds as they seek to secure a fifth title for their country in the tenth staging of the event.

New world number two Gerwyn Price will be joined by Jonny Clayton in the Wales team which is seeded second, with the Netherlands side seeded third ahead of Northern Ireland's Daryl Gurney & Brendan Dolan.

World Matchplay champion Dimitri Van den Bergh partners former World Cup finalist Kim Huybrechts for Belgium, with Germany being the seventh seeds.

2019 finalists Ireland are the seventh seeds as the partnership of William O'Connor and Steve Lennon is rekindled, with host nation Austria - represented by Mensur Suljovic and Rowby-John Rodriguez - completing the seeded nations.

Chuck Puleo will be partnered by 2019 CDC Continental Cup winner Danny Lauby in the American team, with the left-hander set to make his debut after Darin Young withdrew for health reasons after being diagnosed with vertigo.

Bruno Rangel won a qualifier in Brazil to secure his spot alongside Diogo Portela, while Andrea Micheletti and Daniele Petri won the Italian qualifier to secure their World Cup returns, while teenage pair Craig Galliano and Justin Hewitt won the right to represent Gibraltar.

Haupai Puha will travel from New Zealand to partner Germany-based Cody Harris as they look to build on their run to the 2019 quarter-finals.

World Championship qualifier Matt Campbell will make his World Cup debut alongside Jeff Smith in the Canadian team, and big-stage newcomer Carl Gabriel will partner Devon Petersen for South Africa.

The BetVictor World Cup of Darts will be televised on Sky Sports as well as through the PDC's international broadcast partners including RTL7 and DAZN, as well as for PDCTV Rest of the World Subscribers and at matchroom.live.

2020 BetVictor World Cup of Darts
Competing Nations & Players (seeding in brackets)
(1) England
- Michael Smith & Rob Cross
(2) Wales - Gerwyn Price & Jonny Clayton
(3) Netherlands - Michael van Gerwen & Danny Noppert
(4) Northern Ireland - Daryl Gurney & Brendan Dolan
(5) Belgium - Dimitri Van den Bergh & Kim Huybrechts
(6) Germany - Max Hopp & Gabriel Clemens
(7) Republic of Ireland - William O'Connor & Steve Lennon
(8) Austria - Mensur Suljovic & Rowby-John Rodriguez
Australia - Simon Whitlock & Damon Heta
Brazil - Diogo Portela & Bruno Rangel
Canada - Jeff Smith & Matt Campbell
China - Xicheng Han & Di Zhuang
Czech Republic - Karel Sedlacek & Adam Gawlas
Denmark - Neils Heinsøe & Per Laursen
Finland - Marko Kantele & Kim Viljanen
Gibraltar - Craig Galliano & Justin Hewitt
Greece - John Michael & Veniamin Symeonidis
Hong Kong - Kai Fan Leung & Royden Lam
Hungary - Patrik Kovacs & Janos Vegsö
Italy - Andrea Micheletti & Daniele Petri
Japan - Seigo Asada & Yuki Yamada
Lithuania - Darius Labanauskas & Mindaugas Barauskas
New Zealand - Cody Harris & Haupai Puha
Philippines - Lourence Ilagan & Noel Malicdem
Poland - Krzysztof Ratajski & Krzysztof Kciuk
Russia - Boris Koltsov & Aleksei Kadochnikov
Scotland - John Henderson & Robert Thornton
Singapore - Paul Lim & Harith Lim
South Africa - Devon Petersen & Carl Gabriel
Spain - Cristo Reyes & Toni Alcinas
Sweden - Daniel Larsson & Dennis Nilsson
USA - Chuck Puleo & Danny Lauby