Steve O'Keefe      

Full name Stephen Norman John O'Keefe

Born December 9, 1984, Malaysia

Current age 32 years 82 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 5 7 2 39 23 7.80 286 13.63 0 0 3 0 0 0
T20Is 7 5 0 32 22 6.40 26 123.07 0 0 4 1 1 0
First-class 67 92 26 1897 99 28.74 4258 44.55 0 9 185 17 29 0
List A 48 34 9 583 70* 23.32 704 82.81 0 1 35 18 21 0
Twenty20 58 38 10 424 50 15.14 374 113.36 0 1 46 7 16 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 5 9 1050 529 26 6/35 12/70 20.34 3.02 40.3 0 2 1
T20Is 7 7 114 149 6 3/29 3/29 24.83 7.84 19.0 0 0 0
First-class 67 117 12793 5428 237 7/35 12/70 22.90 2.54 53.9 13 10 3
List A 48 47 1992 1621 29 3/65 3/65 55.89 4.88 68.6 0 0 0
Twenty20 58 55 1019 1167 40 3/20 3/20 29.17 6.87 25.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 22-26, 2014 scorecard
Last Test India v Australia at Pune, Feb 23-25, 2017 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 India v Australia at Pune, Feb 23-25, 2017 scorecard
List A debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Dec 18, 2005 scorecard
Last List A New South Wales v South Australia at Sydney, Oct 25, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut New South Wales v Tasmania at Sydney, Jan 12, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers at Sydney, Dec 27, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0, 6/35, 6, 6/35 Australia v India Pune 23 Feb 2017 Test # 2250
8*, 3/101, 19* Australia v India A Mumbai (BS) 17 Feb 2017 FC
1*, 3/38, 6/79 NSW U23s v Vic U23s Adelaide 23 Jan 2017 Other
0*, 1/50, 3/53 Australia v Pakistan Sydney 3 Jan 2017 Test # 2245
1/23 Syd Sixers v Scorchers Sydney 27 Dec 2016 T20
1/31, 13 Syd Sixers v Hurricanes Sydney 23 Dec 2016 T20
1/16 Syd Sixers v Syd Thunder Sydney 20 Dec 2016 T20
1/107, 12*, 2/6, 3 NSW v Victoria Sydney 17 Nov 2016 FC
5/65, 5, 3/41 NSW v West Aust Sydney 4 Nov 2016 FC
2/32, 23, 1/42, 4 Australia v Sri Lanka Pallekele 26 Jul 2016 Test # 2209
Profile

For the longest time, it seemed Steve O'Keefe was to be 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. 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. But he played only one Test on that UAE tour, then a washed out Test at the SCG against West Indies, then a single Test in Sri Lanka in 2016 before injury ended his tour, then a single Test at the SCG against Pakistan. Four series, four Tests, and no momentum. Finally, everything came together for O'Keefe when he played alongside Nathan Lyon in the first Test against India in Pune in February 2017, and used his accuracy and natural variation to plunder 12 for 70, the best figures ever by a visiting spinner in a Test in India.

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Feb 25, 2017

Steve O'Keefe holds up the ball after completing a five-for in the second innings, India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune, 3rd day, February 25, 2017

Steve O'Keefe holds up the ball after completing a five-for in the second innings

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Feb 25, 2017

Steve O'Keefe bowled Virat Kohli with a straighter delivery, India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune, 3rd day, February 25, 2017

Steve O'Keefe bowled Virat Kohli with a straighter delivery

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Feb 25, 2017

Steve O'Keefe is delighted after bowling Virat Kohli for 13, India v Australia, 1st Test, Pune, 3rd day, February 25, 2017

Steve O'Keefe is delighted after bowling Virat Kohli for 13

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Tournament Results
Scorchers v Heat at Perth - Jan 19, 2013
Heat won by 34 runs
Scorchers v Melb Stars at Perth - Jan 16, 2013
Scorchers won by 8 wickets (with 0 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Melb Reneg v Heat at Melbourne (Docklands) - Jan 15, 2013
Heat won by 15 runs
Hurricanes v Heat at Hobart - Jan 12, 2013
Heat won by 8 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
Strikers v Scorchers at Adelaide - Jan 10, 2013
Scorchers won by 98 runs
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