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Ian Butler      

Full name Ian Gareth Butler

Born November 24, 1981, Middlemore, Auckland

Current age 32 years 145 days

Major teams New Zealand, Gloucestershire, Kent, New Zealand A, New Zealand Under-19s, North Island, Northern Districts, NZCPA Masters XI, Otago

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast

Ian Gareth Butler
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 8 10 2 76 26 9.50 163 46.62 0 0 10 1 4 0
ODIs 26 13 5 84 25 10.50 154 54.54 0 0 6 2 8 0
T20Is 19 6 5 5 2* 5.00 10 50.00 0 0 0 0 3 0
First-class 70 91 27 1185 73* 18.51 0 5 16 0
List A 111 72 19 838 53* 15.81 0 1 24 0
Twenty20 83 51 23 497 46* 17.75 356 139.60 0 0 18 38 21 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 8 14 1368 884 24 6/46 7/146 36.83 3.87 57.0 1 1 0
ODIs 26 25 1109 1038 28 4/44 4/44 37.07 5.61 39.6 1 0 0
T20Is 19 18 358 481 23 3/19 3/19 20.91 8.06 15.5 0 0 0
First-class 70 10735 6136 200 6/46 30.68 3.42 53.6 11 4 1
List A 111 4936 4461 136 5/33 5/33 32.80 5.42 36.2 3 2 0
Twenty20 83 79 1624 2235 98 6/28 6/28 22.80 8.25 16.5 0 1 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Mar 13-16, 2002 scorecard
Last Test Bangladesh v New Zealand at Dhaka, Oct 19-22, 2004 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v England at Christchurch, Feb 13, 2002 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Bangladesh at Christchurch, Feb 11, 2010 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Feb 15, 2009 scorecard
Last T20I England v New Zealand at The Oval, Jun 27, 2013 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class Wellington v Otago at Wellington, Oct 27-30, 2013 scorecard
List A debut 2001/02
Last List A Otago v Central Districts at Dunedin, Mar 26, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Kent v Sussex at Canterbury, Jul 13, 2004 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Rajasthan Royals v Otago at Jaipur, Oct 1, 2013 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
18, 4/28 Otago v Central D Dunedin 26 Mar 2014 LA
2/35, 15 Otago v Auckland Auckland 23 Mar 2014 LA
0*, 2/54 Otago v Auckland Invercargill 19 Mar 2014 LA
2, 0/65, 25* Otago v Wellington Wellington 27 Oct 2013 FC
25, 0/37 Otago v Royals Jaipur 1 Oct 2013 T20
0/27, 9 Otago v Lions Jaipur 29 Sep 2013 T20
3/47 Otago v Scorchers Jaipur 25 Sep 2013 T20
3/21 Otago v Kandurata Ma Mohali 18 Sep 2013 T20
2/23 Otago v Wolves Mohali 17 Sep 2013 T20
3/23, 1 Notts v Essex Nottingham 8 Aug 2013 T20
Profile

Ian Butler, a fast bowler, had his introduction to international cricket when Shane Bond was injured. While not as fast as Bond, Butler is much younger and has the potential to develop more speed. He also has an uncanny ability to extract troublesome lift from surfaces others are unable to exploit. After four Tests spread out in 2001 and 2002, a spell with Gloucestershire in 2003 was the preview to his tour of India with the Test side, and he made a good showing in the second Test when he replaced the injured Jacob Oram. Bowling on a benign surface at Mohali, he consistently got the ball through at a good pace. A Test-best 6 for 46 followed against Pakistan at Wellington in 2004, and although he missed out on the Test series in England in 2004, he was called up the one-day squad after Shane Bond was forced to return home early. But four games later, with only seven wickets to boast of, he was cast into the wilderness from where he returned only in 2009. A good domestic season prompted his call-up to the Twenty20 squad to play Australia. He was then retained for the home Twenty20s against India, where he took four wickets. That performance earned him a recall to the one-day side.
Lynn McConnell February 2009

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Sep 29, 2013

Ian Butler is on the ground after being struck by a full toss, Lions v Otago, Group A, Champions League 2013, Jaipur, September 29, 2013

Ian Butler is on the ground after being struck by a full toss

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Sep 25, 2013

Ian Butler finished with 3 for 47, Otago Volts v Perth Scorchers, Group A, Champions League 2013, Jaipur, September 25, 2013

Ian Butler finished with 3 for 47

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Sep 18, 2013

Ian Butler is pumped after trapping Chamara Silva in front, Kandurata Maroons v Otago Volts, Champions League qualifiers, Mohali, September 18, 2013

Ian Butler is pumped after trapping Chamara Silva in front

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Tour Results
New Zealand v England at Auckland - Mar 22-26, 2013
Match drawn
New Zealand v England at Wellington - Mar 14-18, 2013
Match drawn
New Zealand v England at Dunedin - Mar 6-10, 2013
Match drawn
NZ XI v England XI at Queenstown - Feb 27-Mar 2, 2013
NZ XI won by 3 wickets
New Zealand v England at Auckland - Feb 23, 2013
England won by 5 wickets (with 75 balls remaining)
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