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Pieter Seelaar
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Pieter Seelaar

Netherlands|Allrounder
Pieter Seelaar

INTL CAREER: 2006 - 2021

Full Name

Pieter Marinus Seelaar

Born

July 02, 1987, Schiedam

Age

34y 106d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Playing Role

Allrounder

TEAMS

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

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI46291019134*10.0534455.5200163150
T20I74441256896*17.75498114.05014112320
FC234110751138*24.22153848.821280660
List A12980247976814.23126463.05025315520
T2095551965796*18.25579113.47014715380
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI464621231618544/154/1529.964.5739.30100
T20I746211071268564/194/1922.646.8719.70100
FC233224501434355/575/5740.973.5170.00010
List A129509640041234/154/1532.554.7141.40200
T20958214431635634/194/1925.956.7922.90100
Pieter Marinus Seelaar
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Photos


Stephan Myburgh celebrates with captain Pieter Seelaar after the fall of a wicket
Kyle Coetzer spins the coin toss for Pieter Seelaar to call in the opening match of the Oman T20I Quad Series
Captain Pieter Seelaar celebrates after his first wicket of the day
Captains Pieter Seelaar and Paras Khadka at the toss for Nepal's maiden ODI
Pieter Seelaar leads the Netherlands through a training session
Pieter Seelaar is at the center of the Dutch celebrations after taking a key wicket