Sam Wells      

Full name Sam Raymond Wells

Born July 13, 1984

Current age 33 years 72 days

Major teams New Zealand A, Otago

Playing role Middle-order batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Sam Raymond Wells
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 63 98 11 2707 118 31.11 5174 52.31 4 20 363 24 18 0
List A 43 40 2 817 93 21.50 1030 79.32 0 5 80 15 13 0
T20s Insights on t20 37 23 8 202 35 13.46 185 109.18 0 0 13 8 19 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 63 99 7711 4349 115 5/26 7/102 37.81 3.38 67.0 2 3 0
List A 43 37 1580 1466 39 5/41 5/41 37.58 5.56 40.5 0 1 0
T20s Insights on t20 37 21 266 395 19 4/24 4/24 20.78 8.90 14.0 1 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Central Districts v Otago at Napier, Nov 12-15, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Otago v Northern Districts at Dunedin, Mar 29-Apr 1, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Northern Districts v Otago at Whangarei, Jan 11, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Otago v Northern Districts at Dunedin, Feb 8, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Wellington v Otago at Wellington, Dec 4, 2010 scorecard
Last T20s Wellington v Otago at Wellington, Jan 3, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
36, 1/27 Otago v Northern D Dunedin 29 Mar 2017 FC
50, 2/68, 2, 0/12 Otago v Auckland Dunedin 21 Mar 2017 FC
2, 2/57, 0 Otago v Canterbury Christchurch 14 Mar 2017 FC
3/40, 0, 118 Otago v Wellington Wellington 6 Mar 2017 FC
0/25, 0, 2/25, 5* Otago v Northern D Whangarei 25 Feb 2017 FC
0/48, 5 Otago v Northern D Dunedin 8 Feb 2017 LA
0/31, 1 Otago v Auckland Auckland 18 Jan 2017 LA
6, 0/65 Otago v Wellington Dunedin 15 Jan 2017 LA
1/12 Otago v Wellington Wellington 3 Jan 2017 T20
1*, 1/25 Otago v Auckland Dunedin 1 Jan 2017 T20
Profile

Sam Wells' call-up to the New Zealand Test squad in 2012 was such a surprise that initially even his girlfriend didn't believe him. An allrounder who cemented his place in the Otago side in the 2009-10 season, Wells himself thought it would take longer for him to be elevated to the Test level. A left-hand batsman and right-arm medium-pacer, he averaged almost 60 with the bat in that breakthrough season and collected 21 wickets as well. He described his role in the team as someone who "bats around seven or eight and bowls 12-15 overs a day". He is something of a first-class specialist, and has struggled to get a sustained run in Otago's limited-overs sides. He has a law degree from Otago University, but is yet to take the bar exam.
ESPNcricinfo staff

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Nov 9, 2010

Sam Wells warms up ahead of a Plunket Shield match, Otago v  Northern Districts, Queenstown, November 9, 2010

Sam Wells warms up ahead of a Plunket Shield match

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Nov 9, 2010

Sam Wells pulls during his half-century, Otago v Northern Districts, Plunket Shield, Queenstown, 1st day, November 9, 2010

Sam Wells pulls during his half-century

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