Full name Jacob-Jan Esmeijer
Born May 28, 1972, Rotterdam
Current age 44 years 62 days
Major teams Netherlands, Excelsior
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|ODI debut||Sri Lanka v Netherlands at Colombo (RPS), Sep 16, 2002 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Namibia v Netherlands at Bloemfontein, Mar 3, 2003 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Scotland v Netherlands at Aberdeen, Jun 11-13, 2004 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Netherlands v Ireland at Deventer, Jul 13-15, 2004 scorecard|
|List A debut||2001/02|
|Last List A||Netherlands v Oman at Carrickfergus, Jul 2, 2005 scorecard|
One of the hardest workers and most intense players in the Dutch Team, with a very good sense of humour. Has been playing in Australia and South Africa over the last two winters (2001-02-03) and he should be able to take this experience with him and become Holland's number one left-arm spinner during the World Cup. Exciting middle order batsman with a strong accurate arm when fielding.
Has played for Somerset 2nd XI.
Stats highlights from the fourth day's play in Antigua where Ashwin's maiden five-wicket haul outside Asia bowled India to an innings victory
Stats highlights from the first day of the Antigua Test, where Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan stole the show from the hosts
Former India batsman Sanjay Manjrekar analyses the various aspects of the first day's play in Antigua
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"
Shorter matches spell good news for spectators and broadcasters. Cricket has a little to lose and a whole lot to gain by truncating its premier format
A crushing victory over Pakistan gave England plenty to be pleased about but familiar concerns remain over the make-up of the side
Sri Lanka's lead spinner must feel like a bus driver in charge of a spluttering vehicle as the hosts strive to challenge a strong Australian side
There was enough logic in Alastair Cook's decision not to enforce the follow-on to make it understandable at worst and reasonable at best