Pieter Seelaar      

Full name Pieter Marinus Seelaar

Born July 2, 1987, Schiedam

Current age 27 years 23 days

Major teams Netherlands, Hermes DVS

Playing role Bowler

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 37 21 10 97 34* 8.81 184 52.71 0 0 8 2 11 0
T20Is 26 8 2 21 9* 3.50 32 65.62 0 0 0 1 14 0
First-class 18 31 7 462 81* 19.25 961 48.07 0 2 45 6 5 0
List A 95 52 22 341 34* 11.36 556 61.33 0 0 19 9 29 0
Twenty20 43 17 8 110 25 12.22 110 100.00 0 0 6 4 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 37 37 1685 1329 42 4/15 4/15 31.64 4.73 40.1 1 0 0
T20Is 26 23 432 455 23 4/19 4/19 19.78 6.31 18.7 1 0 0
First-class 18 27 2390 1407 34 5/57 5/57 41.38 3.53 70.2 0 1 0
List A 95 4028 3237 94 4/15 4/15 34.43 4.82 42.8 2 0 0
Twenty20 43 39 720 774 29 4/19 4/19 26.68 6.45 24.8 1 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut Netherlands v Sri Lanka at Amstelveen, Jul 6, 2006 scorecard
Last ODI Canada v Netherlands at Mount Maunganui, Jan 28, 2014 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Kenya v Netherlands at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last T20I England v Netherlands at Chittagong, Mar 31, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Netherlands v Bermuda at Pretoria, Nov 21-24, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Canada v Netherlands at King City (SW), Aug 22-24, 2013 scorecard
List A debut Netherlands v Warwickshire at Rotterdam, May 3-4, 2005 scorecard
Last List A Canada v Netherlands at Mount Maunganui, Jan 28, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kenya v Netherlands at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 England v Netherlands at Chittagong, Mar 31, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
11, 2/42 Netherlands v Scotland Glasgow 1 Jul 2014 Other OD
0 Seafarers v Highlanders Edinburgh 9 Jun 2014 Other OD
3/27, 6 Seafarers v Highlanders Edinburgh 8 Jun 2014 Other T20
0, 0/27 Seafarers v Hurricanes Schiedam 2 Jun 2014 Other T20
27, 0/43 Seafarers v Hurricanes Schiedam 1 Jun 2014 Other OD
- Seafarers v Reivers Glasgow 25 May 2014 Other T20
26, 3/20 Seafarers v Reivers Rotterdam 19 May 2014 Other OD
1/25, 14* Seafarers v Reivers Rotterdam 18 May 2014 Other T20
1/54, 58 Seafarers v Highlanders Voorburg 5 May 2014 Other OD
0/33, 0 Seafarers v Highlanders Voorburg 4 May 2014 Other T20
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

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Mar 12, 2014

Pieter Seelaar took 1 for 13 against Afghanistan, Afghanistan v Netherlands, World T20 warm-up, Chittagong, March 12, 2014

Pieter Seelaar took 1 for 13 against Afghanistan

© ICC

Nov 15, 2013

Pieter Seelaar celebrates in style with Peter Borren, Afghanistan v Netherlands, ICC World Twenty20 Qualifier, Group B, Sharjah, November 15, 2013

Pieter Seelaar celebrates in style with Peter Borren

© International Cricket Council

Aug 29, 2013

Team-mates congratulate Netherlands bowler Pieter Seelaar, Canada v Netherlands, World Cricket League Championship, King City, August 29, 2013

Team-mates congratulate Netherlands bowler Pieter Seelaar

© Eddie Norfolk

Series Results
Australia v England at Sydney - Feb 2, 2014
Australia won by 84 runs
Australia v England at Melbourne - Jan 31, 2014
Australia won by 8 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
Australia v England at Hobart - Jan 29, 2014
Australia won by 13 runs
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