Sam Wells      

Full name Sam Raymond Wells

Born July 13, 1984

Current age 30 years 166 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 47 74 9 2229 115* 34.29 4174 53.40 3 17 303 22 13 0
List A 21 20 0 469 81 23.45 539 87.01 0 4 45 12 8 0
Twenty20 21 15 4 160 35 14.54 151 105.96 0 0 12 5 8 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 47 74 5519 3182 88 5/26 7/102 36.15 3.45 62.7 2 3 0
List A 21 19 696 681 17 5/41 5/41 40.05 5.87 40.9 0 1 0
Twenty20 21 8 84 129 2 1/15 1/15 64.50 9.21 42.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Central Districts v Otago at Napier, Nov 12-15, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Central Districts v Otago at Napier, Oct 26-29, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Northern Districts v Otago at Whangarei, Jan 11, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Otago v Central Districts at Dunedin, Mar 26, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Wellington v Otago at Wellington, Dec 4, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Otago v Northern Districts at Wellington, Nov 23, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/13, 21* Otago v Northern D Wellington 23 Nov 2014 T20
1/24, 35 Otago v Canterbury Dunedin 20 Nov 2014 T20
12, 0/16 Otago v Canterbury Christchurch 16 Nov 2014 T20
4, 0/25 Otago v Central D Dunedin 13 Nov 2014 T20
4* Otago v Northern D Hamilton 2 Nov 2014 T20
13 Otago v Auckland Hamilton 1 Nov 2014 T20
30, 0/60, 3 Otago v Central D Napier 26 Oct 2014 FC
1/28, 20 Otago v Ireland XI Lincoln 23 Oct 2014 Other OD
38, 1/69 Otago v Scotland Lincoln 22 Oct 2014 Other OD
1, 0/25 Otago v Central D Dunedin 26 Mar 2014 LA
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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Tour Results
India v New Zealand at Chennai - Sep 11, 2012
New Zealand won by 1 run
India v New Zealand at Visakhapatnam - Sep 8, 2012
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
India v New Zealand at Bangalore - Aug 31-Sep 3, 2012
India won by 5 wickets
India v New Zealand at Hyderabad (Deccan) - Aug 23-26, 2012
India won by an innings and 115 runs
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