FULL NAME – Frederick Jack Klaassen
BORN – November 13, 1992, Haywards Heath, Sussex
AGE – 29 years
BATTING STYLE – Right-hand Bat
BOWLING STYLE – Left arm Fast medium
PLAYING ROLE – Bowler
Frederick Jack Klaassen was born in Haywards Heath in West Sussex. He grew up in Hamilton, New Zealand, and in Australia and was educated at Sacred Heart College, Auckland. He qualifies to play for the Netherlands through a Dutch grandfather.
Jack has been very persistent from the start of his cricketing career, due to his favorable height he was considered a bowler from a very early age. In June 2018, he was called up to the Dutch Twenty20 International (T20I) squad for the 2018 Dutch Tri Nations Series. On 12 June 2018, he made his T20I debut for the Netherlands against Ireland.
In July 2018, he was called up to the Netherlands squad for his One Day International (ODI) for the series against Nepal. He made his ODI debut for the Netherlands on 1 August 2018 against Nepal, scoring 3/30 on his debut. In December, he was named to the squad for the 2018–19 Oman Quadrilateral Series, appearing in all three Dutch games during the tournament.
Rise in Cricket Career:
On 1 October 2018, Klassen signed a two-year contract with his club Kent County Cricket in the County League of England. He had played for County Second XI in friendlies the previous English season and in the warm-up against Kent before the 2018 t20 Blast competition. He made his first-class debut for Kent vs. Loughborough his MCCU on 31 March 2019 as part of his cricket his club University match in Marylebone.
In Dutch cricket, Klaasen played for VOC Rotterdam and won the title of the Dutch Championship, a top class. He was the top bowler in the competition in the 2018 season, taking 29 wickets at an average of 14.10 runs per wicket. In 2015 he played for Cornwall Cricket Club for New Zealand, East Kilbride Cricket Club for Scotland, and then the East Anglia Premier Cricket League season for Norwich Cricket Club, signing with the club in January 2020.
He signed an extension and played for Kent until 2022. In the Northern Hemisphere winter of 2018/19 he played for Monash Tigers of Australian Victorian Premier Cricket.
Klaasen was qualified for the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifying Tournament in the United Arab Emirates and was called up to the Netherlands squad for the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in September 2021.
In April 2022, he was acquired by The Hundred by Manchester Originals for his 2022 season.
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Batting & Fielding
During the recent T20 world cup, he has been a very impactful player from the Netherlands side, he has been considered as the swing bowler which every team needs during the opening overs, he was even compared by Shaheen the great Pakistani bowler due to his inswinging ability, he has the ability to reverse the bowl from both sides.