Brent Arnel      

Full name Brent John Arnel

Born January 3, 1979, Te Awamutu, Waikato

Current age 37 years 37 days

Major teams New Zealand, New Zealand A, Northern Districts

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast

Brent John Arnel
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 12 4 45 8* 5.62 148 30.40 0 0 5 0 3 0
First-class 92 113 46 549 32* 8.19 1783 30.79 0 0 59 4 25 0
List A 75 33 19 105 17* 7.50 179 58.65 0 0 10 2 10 0
Twenty20 72 20 13 39 7* 5.57 59 66.10 0 0 1 1 12 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 6 11 1008 566 9 4/95 4/95 62.88 3.36 112.0 1 0 0
First-class 92 167 18241 8646 322 8/81 10/147 26.85 2.84 56.6 14 13 1
List A 75 74 3860 3299 101 4/26 4/26 32.66 5.12 38.2 6 0 0
Twenty20 72 71 1514 1944 63 4/22 4/22 30.85 7.70 24.0 1 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Mar 19-23, 2010 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v South Africa at Hamilton, Mar 15-17, 2012 scorecard
Test statistics
First-class debut Northern Districts v Canterbury at Hamilton, Feb 27-Mar 2, 2006 scorecard
Last First-class Otago v Wellington at Queenstown, Feb 5-8, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Wellington v Northern Districts at Wellington, Jan 15, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Otago v Wellington at Invercargill, Jan 20, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Wellington v Northern Districts at Wellington, Jan 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Central Districts v Wellington at Napier, Dec 4, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
5*, 5/59, 1/63 Wellington v Otago Queenstown 5 Feb 2016 FC
1/64, 2* Wellington v Otago Invercargill 20 Jan 2016 LA
1*, 0/37 Wellington v Auckland Wellington 17 Jan 2016 LA
2/23 Wellington v Otago Wellington 13 Jan 2016 LA
1/41 Wellington v Central D Palmerston North 10 Jan 2016 LA
1/39, 0* Wellington v Auckland Auckland 6 Jan 2016 LA
- Wellington v Canterbury Christchurch 3 Jan 2016 LA
1/39, 1* Wellington v Central D Wellington 30 Dec 2015 LA
4/45 Wellington v Northern D Wellington 27 Dec 2015 LA
0, 2/63, 2/80 Wellington v Otago Wellington 17 Dec 2015 FC
Profile

As a 10-year-old, Brent Arnel was kicked out of junior cricket because he bowled too fast and he was soon up against college-level players. Being pushed into the deep end so early, he recalls, helped him in the long run. Arnel is a product of a small-town upbringing, but access to facilities was never a problem because his parents owned a few indoor cricket schools in the area. It later came down to a choice between a career in cricket or basketball but he chose the former when Northern Districts came calling. He made his debut in the 2006-07 season, playing four games, but his best performance was reserved for the following season. Arnel topped the wicket charts in the State Championships with 33 wickets and his performance earned him a place in the New Zealand A squad for the tour of India. His impressive performances for the A squad against the England Lions in 2009 led to a call-up to the New Zealand Test squad against India. He didn't get a game, but earned another Test call-up the following year, against Bangladesh, as a replacement for the injured Andy McKay.
Cricinfo Staff February 2010

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Mar 15, 2012

Imran Tahir trapped Brent Arnel lbw, New Zealand v South Africa, 2nd Test, Hamilton, 1st day, March 15, 2012

Imran Tahir trapped Brent Arnel lbw

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Mar 14, 2012

Brent Arnel and Mark Gillespie have a chat during a practice session, Hamilton, March 14, 2012

Brent Arnel and Mark Gillespie have a chat during a practice session

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Jan 9, 2011

Brent Arnel picked up four wickets, 1st Test, Hamilton, 3rd day, January 9, 2011

Brent Arnel picked up four wickets

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Series Results
New Zealand v Australia at Hamilton - Mar 27-31, 2010
Australia won by 176 runs
New Zealand v Australia at Wellington - Mar 19-23, 2010
Australia won by 10 wickets
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