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BJ Watling      

Full name Bradley-John Watling

Born July 9, 1985, Durban, South Africa

Current age 31 years 154 days

Major teams New Zealand, New Zealand Under-19s, Northern Districts

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Bradley-John Watling
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 47 78 13 2515 142* 38.69 5631 44.66 6 12 292 6 149 6
ODIs 27 25 2 573 96* 24.91 838 68.37 0 5 58 3 20 0
T20Is 5 4 0 38 22 9.50 58 65.51 0 0 3 0 3 0
First-class 128 221 28 7580 176 39.27 16865 44.94 15 44 281 8
List A 110 103 12 3451 145* 37.92 4710 73.26 7 23 88 3
Twenty20 60 53 7 990 75 21.52 919 107.72 0 3 82 16 35 3
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 47 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 27 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 128 53 39 2 2/31 2/31 19.50 4.41 26.5 0 0 0
List A 110 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Twenty20 60 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Napier, Dec 11-15, 2009 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Pakistan at Hamilton, Nov 25-29, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Dambulla, Aug 13, 2010 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Dec 9, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Nov 12, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I West Indies v New Zealand at Roseau, Jul 6, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Northern Districts v Auckland at Hamilton, Dec 6-8, 2004 scorecard
Last First-class New Zealand v Pakistan at Hamilton, Nov 25-29, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Wellington v Northern Districts at Wellington, Dec 27, 2004 scorecard
Last List A Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Dec 9, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Northern Districts v Wellington at Hamilton, Jan 17, 2008 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Barbados Tridents v Northern Districts at Bangalore, Sep 30, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0c/0s, 8 New Zealand v Australia Melbourne 9 Dec 2016 ODI # 3813
0c/0s, 17 New Zealand v Australia Canberra 6 Dec 2016 ODI # 3812
2c/0s, 6 New Zealand v Australia Sydney 4 Dec 2016 ODI # 3811
49*, 4c/0s, 15*, 2c/0s New Zealand v Pakistan Hamilton 25 Nov 2016 Test # 2237
1c/0s, 18, 3c/0s New Zealand v Pakistan Christchurch 17 Nov 2016 Test # 2234
0c/0s, 0 New Zealand v India Visakhapatnam 29 Oct 2016 ODI # 3800
14, 2c/0s New Zealand v India Ranchi 26 Oct 2016 ODI # 3799
1c/0s, 23, 0c/0s, 23* New Zealand v India Indore 8 Oct 2016 Test # 2223
1c/0s, 25, 0c/0s, 1 New Zealand v India Kolkata 30 Sep 2016 Test # 2222
3c/0s, 21, 0c/0s, 18 New Zealand v India Kanpur 22 Sep 2016 Test # 2221
Profile

A right-handed opening batsman and part-time wicketkeeper, Bradley-John Watling spent his early years in Durban, South Africa, before moving to New Zealand as a ten-year-old. He was part of the Under-19 squad for the World Cup in Bangladesh in 2003-04 before making it to the Northern Districts squad. He was the second-highest run-scorer for his state team in his third season (2006-07) with 564 runs at 37.60. He was in prime form during the one-day State Shield competition in 2008-09 with 509 runs at a stunning 63.62 and that helped him earn a place in the New Zealand one-day squad for the ODIs in the UAE against Pakistan. In 2010, after Brendon McCullum decided to keep wicket for New Zealand only in the ODIs, Watling emerged as the best long-term prospect for New Zealand in Tests, among contenders like Gareth Hopkins, Reece Young and Kruger van Wyk. Between 2009 and 2012, he played only eight Tests - the first six as a specialist batsman - before settling into the role of New Zealand's full-time wicketkeeper for the longer format in 2013. Apart from being tidy behind the stumps, Watling's batting has also been impressive. Against India in February 2014, Watling and McCullum put together a record sixth-wicket partnership of 352 in Wellington. Watling's 124 in that Test was his first century against a top-eight nation. On the tour of West Indies, Watling's battling 66 and his 99-run partnership with Mark Craig delayed a West Indies win in Port-of-Spain. His efforts prompted McCullum to state that Watling was becoming one of his favourite cricketers.
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Dec 9, 2016

Travis Head scampers back to the crease even as BJ Watling prepares to take the bails off, Australia v New Zealand, 3rd ODI, Melbourne, December 9, 2016

Travis Head scampers back to the crease even as BJ Watling prepares to take the bails off

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Nov 28, 2016

BJ Watling shapes to play an upper cut, New Zealand v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Hamilton, 4th day, November 28, 2016

BJ Watling shapes to play an upper cut

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Nov 26, 2016

BJ Watling says no, or wait, to his partner, New Zealand v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Hamilton, 2nd day, November 26, 2016

BJ Watling says no, or wait, to his partner

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st ODI: New Zealand v Bangladesh at Christchurch
Dec 26, 2016 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT -1d | 17:00 EST -1d | 16:00 CST -1d | 14:00 PST -1d)
2nd ODI: New Zealand v Bangladesh at Nelson
Dec 29, 2016 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT -1d | 17:00 EST -1d | 16:00 CST -1d | 14:00 PST -1d)
3rd ODI: New Zealand v Bangladesh at Nelson
Dec 31, 2016 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT -1d | 17:00 EST -1d | 16:00 CST -1d | 14:00 PST -1d)
1st T20I: New Zealand v Bangladesh at Napier
Jan 3, 2017 (19:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 01:00 EST | 00:00 CST | 22:00 PST -1d)
2nd T20I: New Zealand v Bangladesh at Mount Maunganui
Jan 6, 2017 (15:00 local | 02:00 GMT | 21:00 EST -1d | 20:00 CST -1d | 18:00 PST -1d)
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