Steve O'Keefe      

Full name Stephen Norman John O'Keefe

Born December 9, 1984, Malaysia

Current age 30 years 11 days

Major teams Australia, Australia A, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, New South Wales, Sydney Sixers

Nickname Sock

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Height 1.75 m

Education Hobartville Primary; Richmond High

Stephen Norman John O'Keefe
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 1 6 6 6.00 53 11.32 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20Is 7 5 0 32 22 6.40 26 123.07 0 0 4 1 1 0
First-class 46 65 15 1348 91 26.96 2868 47.00 0 6 129 17 21 0
List A 41 31 8 525 70* 22.82 645 81.39 0 1 28 17 19 0
Twenty20 46 31 6 387 50 15.48 351 110.25 0 1 43 6 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 342 219 4 2/107 4/219 54.75 3.84 85.5 0 0 0
T20Is 7 7 114 149 6 3/29 3/29 24.83 7.84 19.0 0 0 0
First-class 46 82 8431 3640 141 7/35 11/159 25.81 2.59 59.7 8 4 1
List A 41 40 1698 1398 21 3/65 3/65 66.57 4.93 80.8 0 0 0
Twenty20 46 44 782 930 31 3/20 3/20 30.00 7.13 25.2 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 22-26, 2014 scorecard
Test statistics
T20I debut Australia v Pakistan at Birmingham, Jul 6, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Oct 16, 2011 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut New South Wales v Tasmania at Sydney, Nov 18-20, 2005 scorecard
Last First-class New South Wales v Queensland at Sydney, Dec 9-12, 2014 scorecard
List A debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Dec 18, 2005 scorecard
Last List A South Australia v New South Wales at Sydney, Oct 22, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut New South Wales v Tasmania at Sydney, Jan 12, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sydney Thunder v Sydney Sixers at Sydney, Jan 25, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/40, 13, 1/16 NSW v Queensland Sydney 9 Dec 2014 FC
0/9 NSW v South Aust Sydney 25 Nov 2014 FC
2/81, 22*, 0/17, 13 NSW v Queensland Brisbane 16 Nov 2014 FC
4, 0/69, 10*, 5/24 NSW v South Aust Adelaide 8 Nov 2014 FC
2/107, 6, 2/112, 0* Australia v Pakistan Dubai (DSC) 22 Oct 2014 Test # 2140
3/76, 4*, 0/52, 2 Australians v Pakistan A Sharjah 15 Oct 2014 Other
2/75 Australia A v Sth Africa A Townsville 14 Aug 2014 FC
41, 1/19 NSW v West Aust Canberra 21 Mar 2014 FC
0/0, 11, 2/57, 31* NSW v West Aust Canberra 11 Mar 2014 FC
5/89, 2, 6/70, 34 NSW v South Aust Adelaide 3 Mar 2014 FC
Profile

Steve O'Keefe was one of the most unfortunate men in Australian cricket in the post-Shane Warne era. As a parade of 13 spinners were tried in the Test team, often with less-than-compelling first-class records, O'Keefe was left to toil away for New South Wales with far superior figures. However, his opportunity finally came when he was named in Australia's Test squad to play Pakistan in the UAE in 2014, following a summer in which he topped the Sheffield Shield wicket tally with 41 victims at 20.43. A left-arm orthodox bowler and solid lower-order batsman, O'Keefe could no longer be ignored; he had also been the leading Shield spinner in a pace-dominated 2012-13, with 24 wickets at 22.20. He had last represented Australia in late 2011 when he played the most recent of his seven Twenty20 internationals, a call-up having originally come against Pakistan in England in 2010.

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Nov 11, 2014

Steve O'Keefe celebrates a wicket, South Australia v New South Wales, Sheffield Shield, 4th day, Adelaide, November 11, 2014

Steve O'Keefe celebrates a wicket

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Oct 28, 2014

Steve O'Keefe bowls in Australia's nets, Abu Dhabi, October 28, 2014

Steve O'Keefe bowls in Australia's nets

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Oct 23, 2014

Steve O'Keefe celebrates his maiden Test wicket, Pakistan v Australia, 1st Test, Dubai, 2nd day, October 23, 2014

Steve O'Keefe celebrates his maiden Test wicket

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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Test: Australia v India at Brisbane - Dec 17-21
India 408 & 157/7 Australia 505
Melb Stars v Hurricanes at Melbourne
Dec 20, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Syd Thunder v Heat at Sydney
Dec 21, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Scorchers v Strikers at Perth
Dec 22, 2014 (16:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Hurricanes v Syd Sixers at Hobart
Dec 23, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
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