Full name Alexei Nicolaas Kervezee
Born September 11, 1989, Walvis Bay, Republic of South Africa (now Namibia)
Current age 27 years 193 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||Derbyshire v Worcestershire at Derby, Jun 20-23, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||India A v Netherlands A at Abu Dhabi, Apr 23, 2006 scorecard|
|Last List A||Worcestershire v Northamptonshire at Worcester, Jul 27, 2016 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||England v Netherlands at Lord's, Jun 5, 2009 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Derbyshire v Worcestershire at Derby, Jul 22, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/39, 43, 1/39, 43||Worcs 2nd XI||v Warwcks 2nd||Birmingham||22 Aug 2016||Other|
|43, 3/40||Worcs 2nd XI||v Warwcks 2nd||Worcester||10 Aug 2016||Other OD|
|44, 7/61, 38||Worcs 2nd XI||v Notts 2nd XI||Worcester||2 Aug 2016||Other|
|1/42, 39||Worcs 2nd XI||v Notts 2nd XI||Worcester||1 Aug 2016||Other OD|
|1/38, 1||Worcs||v Pakistanis||Worcester||29 Jul 2016||Other|
|11||Worcs||v Northants||Worcester||27 Jul 2016||LA|
|0/29, 2||Worcs 2nd XI||v Lancs 2nd XI||Worcester||25 Jul 2016||Other OD|
|0||Worcs||v Warwickshire||Birmingham||24 Jul 2016||LA|
|2||Worcs||v Derbyshire||Derby||22 Jul 2016||T20|
|4, 0||Worcs 2nd XI||v MCC Uni||Kidderminster||11 Jul 2016||Other|
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 when he was the county's second highest run-scorer in a Championship campaign that helped them gain promotion.
But 2015 was disappointing. Over taken in the battle for a first-team place by younger men, he played just four Championship games and did not feature in any of the white ball games; for such a talented player, his limited-overs form - in domestic T20 in particular - is oddly modest. He finished the season working hard on his off-spin in the hope of forcing his way back into contention as an allrounder.
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