Steve O'Keefe      

Full name Stephen Norman John O'Keefe

Born December 9, 1984, Malaysia

Current age 30 years 270 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 1 2 1 6 6 6.00 53 11.32 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20Is 7 5 0 32 22 6.40 26 123.07 0 0 4 1 1 0
First-class 53 74 18 1641 99 29.30 3456 47.48 0 8 160 17 24 0
List A 41 31 8 525 70* 22.82 645 81.39 0 1 28 17 19 0
Twenty20 52 34 8 401 50 15.42 359 111.69 0 1 45 6 14 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 342 219 4 2/107 4/219 54.75 3.84 85.5 0 0 0
T20Is 7 7 114 149 6 3/29 3/29 24.83 7.84 19.0 0 0 0
First-class 53 95 10192 4315 174 7/35 11/159 24.79 2.54 58.5 11 5 1
List A 41 40 1698 1398 21 3/65 3/65 66.57 4.93 80.8 0 0 0
Twenty20 52 50 899 1056 34 3/20 3/20 31.05 7.04 26.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 22-26, 2014 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 A v Australia A at Chennai, Jul 29-Aug 1, 2015 scorecard
List A debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Dec 18, 2005 scorecard
Last List A South Australia v New South Wales at Sydney, Oct 22, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut New South Wales v Tasmania at Sydney, Jan 12, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Perth Scorchers v Sydney Sixers at Canberra, Jan 28, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4, 1/19 World XI v Nepal Kuala Lumpur 9 Aug 2015 Other T20
2/30, 16*, 4/88 Australia A v India A Chennai 29 Jul 2015 FC
6/82, 10*, 2/81 Australia A v India A Chennai 22 Jul 2015 FC
9, 1/128 NSW v West Aust Perth 13 Mar 2015 FC
3/37, 87, 1/33 NSW v Tasmania Sydney 5 Mar 2015 FC
21, 2/48, 5, 1/17 NSW v West Aust Newcastle 25 Feb 2015 FC
17*, 4/46, 29, 4/40 NSW v Victoria Wagga Wagga 15 Feb 2015 FC
1/21, 99, 2/24 NSW v Tasmania Hobart 7 Feb 2015 FC
0/13 Syd Sixers v Scorchers Canberra 28 Jan 2015 T20
2/17 Syd Sixers v Strikers Adelaide 24 Jan 2015 T20
Profile

Steve O'Keefe was 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. However, 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. He had last represented Australia in late 2011 when he played the most recent of his seven Twenty20 internationals, a call-up having originally come against Pakistan in England in 2010.

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Jul 31, 2015

Steve O'Keefe is congratulated by his team-mates for dismissing Virat Kohli, India A v Australia A, 2nd unofficial Test, Chennai, 3rd day, July 31, 2015

Steve O'Keefe is congratulated by his team-mates for dismissing Virat Kohli

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Jul 23, 2015

Steve O'Keefe celebrates after dismissing Amit Mishra, India A v Australia A, 1st unofficial Test, Chennai, 2nd day

Steve O'Keefe celebrates after dismissing Amit Mishra

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Jul 23, 2015

Steve O'Keefe took 6 for 82 in India A's first innings, India A v Australia A, 1st unofficial Test, Chennai, 2nd day

Steve O'Keefe took 6 for 82 in India A's first innings

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Series Results
Mumbai v Rest of Ind at Jaipur - Oct 1-5, 2010
Rest of Ind won by 361 runs
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