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Pieter Seelaar has announced his retirement from international cricket due to a persistent back injury. He was the captain of which nation's cricket team?
New Zealand

Correct Answer : Option (A) - Netherlands

After missing out the second ODI match against England, Netherlands skipper and batter Pieter Seelaar on Sunday(19th June 2022) announced his international retirement, citing persistent back problems.
The 34-year-old made his debut for the Netherlands team in 2005, eventually taking over from Peter Borren in the leadership role in 2018.
Starting his career as solely a left-arm orthodox spinner, Seelaar’s batting became more vital for the side, and he moved up the batting order as a result.
“Since 2020 my back problems got worse to such an extent that – much to my regret – I am no longer able to give everything I’ve got,” said Seelaar in a statement.
Seelaar played 57 ODIs and 77 T20Is for the Netherlands, taking over 100 wickets across the two formats. Known for stifling opponents with crafty angles and subtle changes, the canny spinner kept his ODI economy to just 4.67 and T20I economy at 6.83.
Seelaar was part of the team that famously ran over England both at Lord’s in the opening match of the T20 World Cup in 2009, and in Bangladesh in the same tournament five years later..

Source : The Print

Published On : June 21, 2022
Category : Sports