Bas de Leede
Exciting Dutch all-rounder Bas de Leede joined Durham in the winter of 2023.
23-year-old de Leede, who bats in the top order and bowls right-arm medium pace, joins Durham on a 2-year deal which will see him available in all three formats for the county, signing as a local registered player.
Having recently excelled at the 2022 ICC Men’s World Cup de Leede was the Netherland’s leading wicket taker with 13 poles including a best of 3/19 against the UAE.
Regarded as one of Dutch crickets most promising talents de Leede has shone on the international stage since his Netherlands debut in 2018.
With 610 IT20 runs to his name, including 5 fifties and 27 wickets – his T20 success has earned him franchise call ups in the UAE with MI Emirates and Morrisville Samp Army.
He played his part in the Netherland’s World Cup qualifiers against Nepal with a player of the match performance of 91 in 67 balls before taking 2/23 with the ball.
Also impressing against New Zealand last August where he was the leading Dutch batter in the series averaging 119 top scoring with 66.
de Leede has shown his red ball potential with an unbeaten 56 on first-class debut against Namibia – while he was part of the MCC Young Cricketers in 2019 scoring two fifties with a best of 83 against Glamorgan.