Ryan ten Doeschate has been one of the pillars of the Netherlands cricket team. The Dutch-South African all-rounder played 33 ODIs, 22 T20Is wherein he aggregated 1541, 533 runs respectively. He maintained an exceptional batting average of 67 in ODIs and 44.4 in T20Is.
The 41-year-old scored 5 centuries and 9 fifties in ODIs, 3 fifties in T20Is. Besides showcasing his prowess with the bat, he has been a terrific bowler as well. The Essex all-rounder has taken 55 wickets in ODIs and 13 wickets in T20Is. He maintained an impressive economy of 5.04 in ODIs.
Perhaps, if he were plying his trade for any other established nations, he would have surely become the next Jacques Kallis thanks to his all-round pyrotechnics. He has also played the cash-rich Indian Premier League where he scored 326 runs in 29 games, smashing 1 fifty to his name.
Ryan ten Doeschate to call curtains on his cricket career
Meanwhile, in the latest development, Netherlands and Essex all-rounder made up his mind to retire from all forms of cricket at the end of this year. It is to be noted that the 41-year-old has been selected for the Netherlands squad for the forthcoming T20 World Cup 2021.
The marquee event will be played in the UAE and Oman from October 17. The all-rounder was in prime form for Essex of late. “From the bottom of my heart, I’d like to thank everyone who has been involved with Essex during my time at the Club.
It’s been the greatest professional experience to grow in this environment, to watch the organization and the individuals within it evolve and become something that I am extremely proud to have been a part of,” the veteran cricketer said in an official statement issued by Essex.
“We’ve shared some remarkable times but for me, the biggest achievement has been making a home away from home.” Talking about their upcoming journey in ICC T20 World Cup, The Netherlands are slotted alongside Sri Lanka, Ireland and Namibia in Group A for the Qualifiers round of the upcoming T20 World Cup. They will kick-start their campaign on October 18 against Ireland in Dubai.