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Ian Butler      

Full name Ian Gareth Butler

Born November 24, 1981, Middlemore, Auckland

Current age 32 years 247 days

Major teams New Zealand, Gloucestershire, Kent, New Zealand A, New Zealand Under-19s, North Island, Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire 2nd XI, Northern Districts, NZCPA Masters XI, Otago

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Ian Gareth Butler
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 10 2 76 26 9.50 163 46.62 0 0 10 1 4 0
ODIs 26 13 5 84 25 10.50 154 54.54 0 0 6 2 8 0
T20Is 19 6 5 5 2* 5.00 10 50.00 0 0 0 0 3 0
First-class 72 95 28 1261 73* 18.82 0 5 16 0
List A 111 72 19 838 53* 15.81 0 1 24 0
Twenty20 87 55 25 521 46* 17.36 379 137.46 0 0 19 39 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 14 1368 884 24 6/46 7/146 36.83 3.87 57.0 1 1 0
ODIs 26 25 1109 1038 28 4/44 4/44 37.07 5.61 39.6 1 0 0
T20Is 19 18 358 481 23 3/19 3/19 20.91 8.06 15.5 0 0 0
First-class 72 11041 6315 204 6/46 30.95 3.43 54.1 12 4 1
List A 111 4936 4461 136 5/33 5/33 32.80 5.42 36.2 3 2 0
Twenty20 87 83 1690 2329 104 6/28 6/28 22.39 8.26 16.2 1 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Mar 13-16, 2002 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v New Zealand at Dhaka, Oct 19-22, 2004 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Feb 13, 2002 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Bangladesh at Christchurch, Feb 11, 2010 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Feb 15, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I England v New Zealand at The Oval, Jun 27, 2013 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class Northamptonshire v Yorkshire at Northampton, May 31-Jun 3, 2014 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A Otago v Central Districts at Dunedin, Mar 26, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kent v Sussex at Canterbury, Jul 13, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Warwickshire v Northamptonshire at Birmingham, Jun 19, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1*, 0/13 Northants v Warwickshire Birmingham 19 Jun 2014 T20
4/41, 14, 0/77, 0 Northants v Yorkshire Northampton 31 May 2014 FC
13*, 0/27 Northants v Worcs Worcester 30 May 2014 T20
2/29, 9 Northants v Leics Northampton 23 May 2014 T20
48*, 0/61, 14 Northants v Middlesex Northampton 18 May 2014 FC
4/25, 1 Northants v Yorkshire Leeds 16 May 2014 T20
1*, 2/28 Nthants 2nd v Essex 2nd XI Northampton 9 May 2014 Other T20
18, 4/28 Otago v Central D Dunedin 26 Mar 2014 LA
2/35, 15 Otago v Auckland Auckland 23 Mar 2014 LA
0*, 2/54 Otago v Auckland Invercargill 19 Mar 2014 LA
Profile

Ian Butler, a fast bowler, had his introduction to international cricket when Shane Bond was injured. While not as fast as Bond, Butler is much younger and has the potential to develop more speed. He also has an uncanny ability to extract troublesome lift from surfaces others are unable to exploit. After four Tests spread out in 2001 and 2002, a spell with Gloucestershire in 2003 was the preview to his tour of India with the Test side, and he made a good showing in the second Test when he replaced the injured Jacob Oram. Bowling on a benign surface at Mohali, he consistently got the ball through at a good pace. A Test-best 6 for 46 followed against Pakistan at Wellington in 2004, and although he missed out on the Test series in England in 2004, he was called up the one-day squad after Shane Bond was forced to return home early. But four games later, with only seven wickets to boast of, he was cast into the wilderness from where he returned only in 2009. A good domestic season prompted his call-up to the Twenty20 squad to play Australia. He was then retained for the home Twenty20s against India, where he took four wickets. That performance earned him a recall to the one-day side.
Lynn McConnell February 2009

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Sep 29, 2013

Ian Butler is on the ground after being struck by a full toss, Lions v Otago, Group A, Champions League 2013, Jaipur, September 29, 2013

Ian Butler is on the ground after being struck by a full toss

© BCCI

Sep 25, 2013

Ian Butler finished with 3 for 47, Otago Volts v Perth Scorchers, Group A, Champions League 2013, Jaipur, September 25, 2013

Ian Butler finished with 3 for 47

© BCCI

Sep 18, 2013

Ian Butler is pumped after trapping Chamara Silva in front, Kandurata Maroons v Otago Volts, Champions League qualifiers, Mohali, September 18, 2013

Ian Butler is pumped after trapping Chamara Silva in front

© BCCI

Tour Results
Australia v New Zealand at Sydney - Feb 15, 2009
Australia won by 1 run
Australia v New Zealand at Brisbane - Feb 13, 2009
No result
Australia v New Zealand at Adelaide - Feb 10, 2009
Australia won by 6 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
Australia v New Zealand at Sydney - Feb 8, 2009
Australia won by 32 runs
Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne - Feb 6, 2009
New Zealand won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
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