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Brent Arnel      

Full name Brent John Arnel

Born January 3, 1979, Te Awamutu, Waikato

Current age 35 years 352 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 81 100 39 477 32 7.81 1579 30.20 0 0 47 4 23 0
List A 60 24 13 83 11* 7.54 140 59.28 0 0 9 1 7 0
Twenty20 63 15 9 27 7* 4.50 40 67.50 0 0 0 1 8 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 81 147 15658 7424 275 8/81 10/147 26.99 2.84 56.9 13 9 1
List A 60 60 3063 2635 75 4/26 4/26 35.13 5.16 40.8 3 0 0
Twenty20 63 62 1322 1681 56 4/22 4/22 30.01 7.62 23.6 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 Northern Districts v Wellington at Hamilton, Dec 18-20, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Wellington v Northern Districts at Wellington, Jan 15, 2006 scorecard
Last List A Northern Districts v Wellington at Mount Maunganui, Apr 5, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Wellington v Northern Districts at Wellington, Jan 13, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Auckland v Wellington at Hamilton, Dec 7, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
4/55, 0*, 0/56, 0* Wellington v Northern D Hamilton 18 Dec 2014 FC
6*, 0/55, 0, 1/44 Wellington v Auckland Wellington 11 Dec 2014 FC
1/34 Wellington v Auckland Hamilton 7 Dec 2014 T20
0/29 Wellington v Northern D Hamilton 5 Dec 2014 T20
- Wellington v Otago Dunedin 30 Nov 2014 T20
2/19 Wellington v Central D Wellington 23 Nov 2014 T20
2/31 Wellington v Canterbury Wellington 22 Nov 2014 T20
0/47 Wellington v Auckland Wellington 21 Nov 2014 T20
2/25 Wellington v Central D Auckland 16 Nov 2014 T20
0/29 Wellington v Auckland Auckland 14 Nov 2014 T20
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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Tour Results
New Zealand v Bangladesh at Hamilton - Feb 15-19, 2010
New Zealand won by 121 runs
New Zealand v Bangladesh at Christchurch - Feb 11, 2010
New Zealand won by 3 wickets (with 31 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Bangladesh at Dunedin - Feb 8, 2010
New Zealand won by 5 wickets (with 135 balls remaining)
New Zealand v Bangladesh at Napier - Feb 5, 2010
New Zealand won by 146 runs
New Zealand v Bangladesh at Hamilton - Feb 3, 2010
New Zealand won by 10 wickets (with 70 balls remaining)
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