Sam Wells      

Full name Sam Raymond Wells

Born July 13, 1984

Current age 31 years 355 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 55 86 9 2455 115* 31.88 4660 52.68 3 19 328 23 16 0
List A 40 37 2 805 93 23.00 1011 79.62 0 5 79 15 13 0
Twenty20 32 20 5 197 35 13.13 180 109.44 0 0 13 8 17 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 55 88 6766 3855 103 5/26 7/102 37.42 3.41 65.6 2 3 0
List A 40 34 1454 1322 39 5/41 5/41 33.89 5.45 37.2 0 1 0
Twenty20 32 16 194 278 13 4/24 4/24 21.38 8.59 14.9 1 0 0
Career statistics
First-class debut Central Districts v Otago at Napier, Nov 12-15, 2007 scorecard
Last First-class Auckland v Otago at Auckland, Feb 20-23, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Northern Districts v Otago at Whangarei, Jan 11, 2009 scorecard
Last List A Canterbury v Otago at Christchurch, Jan 27, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Wellington v Otago at Wellington, Dec 4, 2010 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Otago v Auckland at New Plymouth, Dec 13, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3/59, 6, 1/31, 0 Otago v Auckland Auckland 20 Feb 2016 FC
33, 1/67, 17, 1/23 Otago v Northern D Dunedin 13 Feb 2016 FC
1/61, 51, 1/40, 12 Otago v Wellington Queenstown 5 Feb 2016 FC
0/12 Otago v Canterbury Christchurch 27 Jan 2016 LA
5*, 1/34 Otago v Auckland Invercargill 23 Jan 2016 LA
1 Otago v Wellington Invercargill 20 Jan 2016 LA
3/25 Otago v Northern D Dunedin 17 Jan 2016 LA
4 Otago v Wellington Wellington 13 Jan 2016 LA
5, 1/67 Otago v Northern D Whangarei 10 Jan 2016 LA
0/67, 20 Otago v Canterbury Christchurch 6 Jan 2016 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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