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Full name Paul-Jan Bakker
Born August 19, 1957, Vlaardingen
Current age 57 years 121 days
Major teams Netherlands, Hampshire, Quick Haag
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|ODI debut||Netherlands v New Zealand at Vadodara, Feb 17, 1996 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Netherlands v South Africa at Rawalpindi, Mar 5, 1996 scorecard|
|List A span||1986-1996|
The first Netherlands player to play first-class cricket, he had several very successful seasons with Hampshire and was their leading wicket-taker in 1989 with his right-arm medium-pace. He made his ICC Trophy debut in 1986, taking 5 for 18 against Papua New Guinea, in an international career spanning a decade. He played five official ODIs, all of them in 1996, before retiring at the end of the season. After the 2007 World Cup, he succeeded Peter Cantrell as Netherlands' coach on a temporary basis.
Will Luke April 2007
When Mitchell Johnson hit Virat Kohli on the helmet with a bouncer, Australian fielders came from everywhere. Mental disintegration had gone, replaced by the cricket unity. Two teams, one family.
From the bouncer that struck him on the badge of his helmet to the bouncer that dismissed him, Virat Kohli's century, and his duel with Mitchell Johnson, made for compelling human drama
After the tragedy of Phillip Hughes' death, this match showed that cricket and life will continue to go on. This time Test cricket dug in and got through to tea.
Turning your back on a system that the whole cricketing world wants a discussion on, refusing to discuss it because it is not 100%, is not good enough
The failed gamble of handing Karn Sharma a Test debut despite him having a moderate first-class record means India have to rethink who their spinner will be
After a long time we have seen an Indian team and captain enjoy the challenge of trying to overcome stronger opposition in an overseas Test