The Royal Dutch Cricketing Association was established in 1890, and then in 1966, the group was granted an association agreement with ICC. The Netherlands has participated throughout all 11 ICC Championship/World Cup Qualifying games, won the tournament in Canada in 2001, and placed second again in 1986 as well as 1990. The Netherlands also participated in Cricket World Cups in the year 1996, 2003, 2007, as well as 2011. The squad began competing in the domestic NatWest Tournament league in England in 1995. Let’s examine the best 5 cricketers from the Netherlands squad in history from the insights of cricket news platforms.
1. Pieter Seelaar
On 2nd July 1987, Pieter Seelaar was conceived. He served as the Dutch cricket squad’s previous skipper. He is renowned as a left-arm spin bowler as well as a right-hand hitter. He has previously represented The Netherlands at Under-15 and Under-17, as well as Under-19 levels before beginning his professional debut versus Warwickshire on 3rd May 2005. He began his ODI encounter versus Sri Lanka on 6th July 2006. He also began his T20 game 2 years following its originally scheduled. In 2018 April, he was named the squad’s skipper. In 2011 Seelaar was added to the Netherlands’ 15-man World Cup roster. Pieter was the squad’s highest wicket-taker in a match with 8 dismissals off 306 runs. Following that year, the Netherlands participated in Clydesdale Bank 40.
By victory 5 of their 12 games and drawing 1, they outperformed their performance from the prior year. He had a 50 avg with 7 wickets taken. While they scored 288 runs versus Hong Kong in Intercontinental Cup, Pieter as well as Ben Cooper broke the previous Dutch best.
2. Ryan ten Doeschate
On 30th June 1980, Ryan Doeschate was conceived. He played cricket for the Netherlands in T20is International and (ODI) games. He is a retired Dutch-South African dual citizen. In 2008 and 2010 as well as 2011, Doeschate won 3 ICC Player of the Year awards. He played for the Dutch national squad in several competitions, along with the 2009 World T20 and World Cup 2011, before beginning his profession as a right-handed all-rounder in ICC Trophy 2005. In the latter competition, he made 119 runs versus England, the 1st ODI hundred by the Dutch athlete.
Throughout the 2006 campaign, Ten Doeschate 1st started playing regularly for Essex. For the 2014 campaign, he was selected as the squad’s limited-overs skipper. He has competed against several T20 squads from foreign nations. In 2021 September, Ten Doeschate declared his resignation from cricket. On 20th October 2021, he performed his last international game versus Namibia as a member of the ICC Men’s Twenty20 World Cup squad phase. In 2021 December, he was officially appointed as batting coach for the country Kent Cricket Club.
3. Stephen Myburgh
On 28th February 1984, Stephan Myburgh took birth. Stephen is a player who is Dutch as well as South African and has represented the Netherlands in a day and T20 games. Both a right-arm bowler as well a left-hand hitter, Stephen is renowned. He displayed his skills throughout the ICC World T20 2014 in each game the Dutch performed. On 21st March 2014, he and Irishman Paul Stirling matched for 2nd fastest half-century in T20 games. The Dutch needed to achieve victory in 14 overs to go on to the Super 10 round when he scored the half-century in 17 deliveries. Because of Myburgh’s brilliance, the Netherlands took the victory in just 13.5 overs having 6 wickets left. Myburgh received a second player of the match award.
He placed 3rd in the competition with 224 runs throughout 7 Twenty20 games, below Virat Kohli as well as colleague Tom Cooper. He finished the competition with 3 fifty-sixes, an avg of 32.00, as well as a strike rate is 154.48.
4. Fred Klaassen
On 13th November 1992, Fred Klaassen took birth. He represents the Kent County Cricket Association as a Dutch professional player of English descent. He played for a club in England as well as New Zealand before making his Class A debut for the Netherlands on 24th June 2017, versus Zimbabwe. In 2018 June he joined the Netherlands T20 squad in preparation for the 2018 Netherlands Tri-Nation Tournament. He began to play his Twenty20 debut for the Netherlands versus Ireland on 12th June 2018. In 2018 July, he entered the Netherlands’ ODI squad for a tournament versus Nepal. He played his first ODI for the Netherlands on 1st August against Nepal, getting 3/30. In Dec, he was added to the roster for the 2018–19 Oman Quadrangular Championship, as well as he participated in all 3 of the Netherlands’ contests there.
On 1st October 2018, Klaassen agreed to a 2-year contract with Kent County Cricket Association, an English county team. On 31st March 2019, he 1st appeared for Kent in a first-class game versus Loughborough MCCU. Fred played with VOC Rotterdam, in which he captured Topklasse 2018, a Dutch national championship.
5. Bas de Leede
Bas de Leede took birth on 15th November 1999. He plays cricket for Dutch. Throughout the Netherlands’ visit to Zimbabwe, on 29th September 2017, he got his Class A debut for Royal Netherlands Board XI. He got his 1st class debut match for the Netherlands versus Namibia on 29 November 2017, during the 2015–17 ICC Cup. Stephan Myburgh got placed on the Netherlands roster for World Cup Qualifier 2018 after he was forced to withdraw from the competition because of an injury in 2018 February. In 2018 June, he entered the Netherlands T20i International team in preparation for Netherlands Tri-Nation Tournament.
He began his Twenty20 game for the Netherlands versus Ireland on 12th June 2018. In 2018 July, he entered the Netherlands ODI team in preparation for a tournament versus Nepal. He played his first day for the Netherlands versus Nepal on 11th August 2018. In 2019 July, he will represent Rotterdam Rhinos in the first-ever Euro Twenty20 Slam competition. In 2021 September, De Leede entered the Dutch team in preparation for ICC World Cup T20.