Pieter Seelaar      

Full name Pieter Marinus Seelaar

Born July 2, 1987, Schiedam

Current age 32 years 109 days

Major teams Netherlands, Hermes DVS

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Pieter Marinus Seelaar
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 41 24 10 155 34* 11.07 244 63.52 0 0 13 3 12 0
T20Is 62 36 10 409 96* 15.73 354 115.53 0 1 28 8 26 0
First-class 23 41 10 751 138* 24.22 1538 48.82 1 2 80 6 6 0
List A 124 75 24 761 68 14.92 1164 65.37 0 2 50 15 49 0
T20s 83 47 17 498 96* 16.60 435 114.48 0 1 34 11 32 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 41 41 1901 1476 50 4/15 4/15 29.52 4.65 38.0 1 0 0
T20Is 62 51 939 1112 46 4/19 4/19 24.17 7.10 20.4 1 0 0
First-class 23 32 2450 1434 35 5/57 5/57 40.97 3.51 70.0 0 1 0
List A 124 4874 3862 119 4/15 4/15 32.45 4.75 40.9 2 0 0
T20s 83 71 1275 1479 53 4/19 4/19 27.90 6.96 24.0 1 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Netherlands v Sri Lanka at Amstelveen, Jul 6, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Netherlands v Zimbabwe at Deventer, Jun 21, 2019 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Kenya v Netherlands at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I Namibia v Netherlands at ICCA Dubai, Oct 19, 2019 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Netherlands v Bermuda at Pretoria, Nov 21-24, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Hong Kong v Netherlands at Mong Kok, Feb 10-13, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Netherlands v Warwickshire at Rotterdam, May 3-4, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Netherlands v Zimbabwe at Deventer, Jun 21, 2019 scorecard
T20s debut Kenya v Netherlands at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last T20s Namibia v Netherlands at ICCA Dubai, Oct 19, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
17, 0/18 Netherlands v Namibia ICCA Dubai 19 Oct 2019 T20I # 942
24*, 0/25 Netherlands v Kenya ICCA Dubai 18 Oct 2019 T20I # 938
16*, 1/25 Netherlands v Oman Abu Dhabi 15 Oct 2019 Other T20
2/34, 0 Netherlands v Ireland Dubai (DSC) 14 Oct 2019 Other T20
2, 2/26 Netherlands v Hong Kong Al Amerat 10 Oct 2019 T20I # 927
2, 2/20 Netherlands v Oman Al Amerat 9 Oct 2019 T20I # 924
4 Netherlands v Nepal Al Amerat 7 Oct 2019 T20I # 920
2, 1/28 Netherlands v Ireland Al Amerat 5 Oct 2019 T20I # 911
4, 1/18 Netherlands v Scotland Dublin (Malahide) 19 Sep 2019 T20I # 889
1/27, 4 Netherlands v Ireland Dublin (Malahide) 18 Sep 2019 T20I # 887
Profile

Nurtured by the Dutch youth system from Under-15 level, Pieter Seelaar made his debut as a canny 18-year-old left-arm spinner but found fame, momentarily, for his penguin dance after dismissing England captain Paul Collingwood in Netherland's historic win in the opening game of the 2009 World Twenty20. Seelaar is not a great spinner of the ball but his economy rate is good and, despite being just 21 years old, knows his game well. He missed out on the World Cup in 2007 but was impressive in India four years later, dismissing both Kevin Pietersen and Sachin Tendulkar and finishing as Netherlands' leading wicket taker. Seelaar's favourite player is another left-arm spinner who started young - Daniel Vettori.
Sahil Dutta May 2011

Latest Articles
Latest Photos

Feb 13, 2019

Captain Pieter Seelaar celebrates after his first wicket of the day, Netherlands v Scotland, Oman Quadrangular T20I Series, Al Amerat, February 13, 2019

Captain Pieter Seelaar celebrates after his first wicket of the day

© Peter Della Penna

Feb 13, 2019

Kyle Coetzer spins the coin toss for Pieter Seelaar to call in the opening match of the Oman T20I Quad Series, Netherlands v Scotland, Oman Quadrangular T20I Series, Al Amerat, February 13, 2019

Kyle Coetzer spins the coin toss for Pieter Seelaar to call in the opening match of the Oman T20I Quad Series

© Peter Della Penna

Aug 1, 2018

Captains Pieter Seelaar and Paras Khadka at the toss for Nepal's maiden ODI, Netherlands v Nepal, 1st ODI, Amstelveen, August 1, 2018

Captains Pieter Seelaar and Paras Khadka at the toss for Nepal's maiden ODI

© Peter Della Penna