March 03, 1977, Utrecht
Right hand Bat
Right arm Medium
Middle order Batter
One of the most technically-able Dutch batsmen of his generation, Bas Zuiderent first came to prominence at the 1996 World Cup by scoring 54 against England as an 18 year old. He has gone on to feature in every World Cup game that his country has played, one of only two players to have done so. He signed for Sussex in 1999, spending 5 years there and was part of the squad that lifted the County Championship in 2003.
Zuiderent didn't play a great deal of international cricket in that period, and after a disappointing run at the 2003 World Cup it appeared that he might never build on the potential he showed in his youth. But with increasing age he has matured into a very steady middle-order batsman, and his unbeaten 116 against the United Arab Emirates in the 2005 ICC Trophy secured World Cup qualification for Netherlands as they scraped through in 5th place. He was the tournament's leading scorer that year with 474 runs and, in the World Cricket League in Kenya in 2007, he averaged 50.25 as the Netherlands continued their improvement to finish third.
Zuiderent was part of the side that shocked England at the World Twenty20 opener in 2009 and now, in his 30s, he is a permanent fixture in Netherlands' middle order and is set to compete in his fourth World Cup in 2011. Liam Brickhill
Batting & Fielding