Pieter Seelaar

Country: Netherlands
Born: July 02, 1987, Schiedam
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left arm Orthodox
Playing role: Allrounder

Pieter Seelaar Bio

Pieter Marinus Seelaar, known for his canny left-arm spin and remarkable performances on the cricket field, is a talented Dutch cricketer who has left a lasting impact on the sport. Born on July 15, 1987, in Capelle aan den IJssel, Netherlands, Seelaar has represented his country tirelessly, displaying passion, skill, and determination throughout his career.

Seelaar’s cricketing journey began in the Dutch youth system when he was nurtured from a young age, starting from the Under-15 level. His exceptional abilities as a spinner were quickly recognized, and he made his senior international debut at the tender age of 18. Although not an extraordinary spinner of the ball, Seelaar compensated with an impressive economy rate and an astute understanding of the game.

One of his standout moments came during the opening game of the 2009 World Twenty20, where the Netherlands achieved a historic victory over England. Seelaar caught the attention of the cricketing world with his celebratory “penguin dance” after dismissing England captain Paul Collingwood. This unique celebration added a touch of charisma and charm to his performance, making him a fan favorite.

Seelaar’s true breakthrough came during the 2011 World Cup in India, where he showcased his skills on the international stage. In the tournament, he had the opportunity to dismiss cricketing legends such as Kevin Pietersen and Sachin Tendulkar, finishing as the leading wicket-taker for the Netherlands. These remarkable achievements demonstrated his ability to rise to the challenge and perform under pressure.

Inspired by another left-arm spinner who began his career at a young age, Daniel Vettori, Seelaar idolizes the skills and approach of the former New Zealand captain. Vettori’s influence is evident in Seelaar’s game, as he strives to develop himself into a versatile and effective left-arm spinner.

Beyond his cricketing accomplishments, Seelaar is known for his dedication and commitment to the game. Despite his young age, he possesses a deep understanding of the sport, constantly seeking ways to improve his skills. His ability to read the game and his intelligence on the field make him a valuable asset to the team.

As Seelaar continues to represent the Netherlands at the international level, he remains a consistent performer and plays an integral role in the team’s success. His contribution to Dutch cricket has been instrumental in raising the profile of the sport in the country and inspiring young cricketers to follow in his footsteps.

With an impressive cricketing career already behind him and a promising future ahead, Pieter Marinus Seelaar continues to be a force to be reckoned with in the world of cricket. Through his passion, talent, and determination, he has firmly established himself as a prominent figure in Dutch cricket, leaving a legacy that will be celebrated for years to come.

Pieter Seelaar Career Stats

Pieter Seelaar Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 77 46 12 591 96* 17.38 532 111.09 0 1 43 12 32 0
ODIs 57 39 10 347 43 11.96 593 58.51 0 0 26 5 18 0
FC 23 41 10 751 138* 24.22 1538 48.82 1 2 80 6 6 0
List A 140 90 24 953 68 14.43 1513 62.98 0 2 63 17 55 0
T20s 98 57 19 680 96* 17.89 613 110.92 0 1 49 15 38 0

Pieter Seelaar Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 77 64 1132 1290 58 4/19 4/19 22.24 6.83 19.5 1 0 0
ODIs 57 57 2609 2034 57 4/15 4/15 35.68 4.67 45.7 1 0 0
FC 23 32 2450 1434 35 5/57 5/57 40.97 3.51 70 0 1 0
List A 140 - 5582 4420 126 4/15 4/15 35.07 4.75 44.3 2 0 0
T20s 98 84 1468 1657 65 4/19 4/19 25.49 6.77 22.5 1 0 0

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