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Full name Alexei Nicolaas Kervezee
Born September 11, 1989, Walvis Bay, Republic of South Africa (now Namibia)
Current age 25 years 198 days
Major teams Netherlands, Netherlands Under-19s, Worcestershire, Worcestershire 2nd XI
Playing role Opening batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
|ODI debut||Netherlands v Sri Lanka at Amstelveen, Jul 4, 2006 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Afghanistan v Netherlands at Sharjah, Mar 31, 2012 scorecard|
|T20I debut||England v Netherlands at Lord's, Jun 5, 2009 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Ireland v Netherlands at Dubai (DSC), Mar 23, 2012 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Netherlands v Scotland at Utrecht, Jul 29-31, 2005 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Essex v Worcestershire at Chelmsford, Sep 23-25, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||India A v Netherlands A at Abu Dhabi, Apr 23, 2006 scorecard|
|Last List A||Leicestershire v Worcestershire at Leicester, Aug 14, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||England v Netherlands at Lord's, Jun 5, 2009 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Warwickshire v Worcestershire at Birmingham, Jul 11, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|2, 0||Worcs||v Essex||Chelmsford||23 Sep 2014||FC|
|18, 38||Worcs||v Surrey||Worcester||9 Sep 2014||FC|
|0, 15||Worcs||v Derbyshire||Derby||31 Aug 2014||FC|
|31, 78, 0/16||Worcs||v Gloucs||Worcester||15 Aug 2014||FC|
|0||Worcs||v Leics||Leicester||14 Aug 2014||LA|
|80, 0/17||Worcs||v Gloucs||Worcester||13 Aug 2014||LA|
|-||Worcs||v Hampshire||Southampton||11 Aug 2014||LA|
|63*||Worcs||v Lancashire||Worcester||9 Aug 2014||LA|
|0||Worcs||v Yorkshire||Leeds||7 Aug 2014||LA|
|0/4, 33||Worcs 2nd XI||v Warwcks 2nd||Kenilworth||4 Aug 2014||Other OD|
When he made his first-class debut for Netherlands at just 15, it seemed Alexei Kervezee was destined for great things. A year later he was playing ODI cricket and a year after that he played in the 2007 World Cup as a 17-year-old, one of only five players to have appeared in the tournament at such a young age. Worcestershire were delighted to sign him and quietly thought of him as a long-term replacement for Graeme Hick.
But progress has proved fitful. While 2010 seemed to be a breakthrough - he played the entire Championship campaign and made 1,190 runs at 44.07 with three centuries - he endured wretched seasons in 2012 and 2013 (when he averaged just 11.33 in first-class cricket) and was unable to maintain a place in the county side.
He retired from international cricket in 2013 with a view to concentrating on his county form - a decision described as "extremely disappointing" by Netherlands officials - and enjoyed an improved 2014 season. He was the county's second highest run-scorer in a Championship campaign that helped them gain promotion.
For such a talented player, his limited-overs form - in domestic T20 in particular - is oddly modest.
NBC Denis Compton Award 2010,2011
For 30 minutes, everything else took a backseat, as the world watched in awe and fear, a fired-up Pakistan fast bowler mercilessly bullying an Australian batsman
Over the last few months, he has slowly moved from a flashy finisher, to a more measured risk manager
India's Plan A in this World Cup had worked flawlessly over seven matches. When they came up against the toughest opponents in the World Cup, however, they were left scrambling for a back-up plan
It was Grant Elliott and New Zealand's time in Auckland. Not South Africa's. But the Proteas will leave this tournament wondering when that will ever change. Maybe next time.