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Jeroen Smits      

Full name Jeroen Smits

Born June 21, 1972, Den Haag

Current age 42 years 183 days

Major teams Netherlands, HCC

Nickname Piglet

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Jeroen Smits
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 38 19 9 169 29* 16.90 360 46.94 0 0 10 0 41 7
T20Is 6 2 1 15 11* 15.00 27 55.55 0 0 0 0 1 0
First-class 11 15 4 132 26 12.00 560 23.57 0 0 28 5
List A 68 37 17 256 29* 12.80 0 0 81 14
Twenty20 6 2 1 15 11* 15.00 27 55.55 0 0 0 0 1 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 38 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 11 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 68 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
ODI debut India v Netherlands at Paarl, Feb 12, 2003 scorecard
Last ODI Netherlands v Afghanistan at Amstelveen, Sep 1, 2009 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Kenya v Netherlands at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Netherlands v Pakistan at Lord's, Jun 9, 2009 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Scotland v Netherlands at Aberdeen, Jun 11-13, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class Netherlands v Ireland at Rotterdam, Jul 9-12, 2008 scorecard
List A debut 1998
Last List A Netherlands v Afghanistan at Amstelveen, Sep 1, 2009 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kenya v Netherlands at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Netherlands v Pakistan at Lord's, Jun 9, 2009 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0c/1s Netherlands v Afghanistan Amstelveen 1 Sep 2009 ODI # 2881
4, 2c/0s Netherlands v Afghanistan Amstelveen 30 Aug 2009 ODI # 2880
2c/0s Netherlands v Canada Amstelveen 11 Jul 2009 ODI # 2859
0c/0s, 11* Netherlands v Pakistan Lord's 9 Jun 2009 T20I # 98
0c/0s Netherlands v England Lord's 5 Jun 2009 T20I # 90
0c/1s Netherlands v Scotland The Oval 3 Jun 2009 Other T20
2c/2s Netherlands v Ireland Lord's 1 Jun 2009 Other T20
1c/0s Netherlands v New Zealand Wormsley 30 May 2009 Other T20
0c/0s Netherlands v PCA XI Wormsley 29 May 2009 Other T20
1c/0s, 0 Netherlands v Bangladesh Canterbury 28 May 2009 Other T20
Profile

A pleasingly old-school wicketkeeper who rarely batted higher than No. 9 for Netherlands, Jeroen Smits was one of his country's longest-serving and most selfless cricketers. In a career that had its primordial roots in age-group cricket in the late 1980s and came to an end more than twenty years later, Smits' captaining of the side to a thrilling last-ball win over England in the opening match of the 2009 World Twenty20 at Lord's is undoubtedly a career high. He had been 12th man in 1989 when Netherlands beat an England XI that included Nasser Hussain and Alec Stewart - although that victory had something to do with the night before - but his chirpy presence was a constant in the field on that famous night at Lord's.

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Jun 9, 2009

Shoaib Malik hits out, Netherlands v Pakistan, ICC World Twenty20, Lord's, June 9, 2009

Shoaib Malik hits out

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Jun 5, 2009

Jeroen Smits leaps for joy as Netherlands celebrate their dramatic last-ball win, England v Netherlands, ICC World Twenty20, Lord's, June 5, 2009

Jeroen Smits leaps for joy as Netherlands celebrate their dramatic last-ball win

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Jun 5, 2009

Jeroen Smits and Bas Zuiderent celebrate a wicket, England v Netherlands, ICC World Twenty20, Lord's, June 5, 2009

Jeroen Smits and Bas Zuiderent celebrate a wicket

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Tournament Results
Afghanistan v Scotland at Benoni - Apr 19, 2009
Afghanistan won by 89 runs
Canada v Ireland at Centurion - Apr 19, 2009
Ireland won by 9 wickets (with 45 balls remaining)
Kenya v Netherlands at Potchefstroom - Apr 19, 2009
Netherlands won by 6 wickets (with 107 balls remaining)
Namibia v U.A.E. at Krugersdorp - Apr 19, 2009
U.A.E. won by 4 wickets (with 51 balls remaining)
Afghanistan v Namibia at Krugersdorp - Apr 17, 2009
Afghanistan won by 21 runs
Canada v Netherlands at Johannesburg - Apr 17, 2009
Netherlands won by 6 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)
Ireland v Kenya at Pretoria - Apr 17, 2009
Kenya won by 6 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
Scotland v U.A.E. at Benoni - Apr 17, 2009
Scotland won by 122 runs
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