Nathan Astle      

Full name Nathan John Astle

Born September 15, 1971, Christchurch, Canterbury

Current age 42 years 319 days

Major teams New Zealand, Canterbury, Derbyshire, Durham, Lancashire, Mumbai Champs, Nottinghamshire

Playing role Opening batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Relation Sister - LM Astle

Nathan John Astle
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 81 137 10 4702 222 37.02 9479 49.60 11 24 612 39 70 0
ODIs 223 217 14 7090 145* 34.92 9760 72.64 16 41 720 86 83 0
T20Is 4 4 1 74 40* 24.66 67 110.44 0 0 7 2 3 0
First-class 171 272 24 9321 223 37.58 19 50 134 0
List A 377 358 31 11635 145* 35.58 26 64 146 0
Twenty20 22 22 2 545 75* 27.25 472 115.46 0 4 58 13 7 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 81 94 5688 2143 51 3/27 6/62 42.01 2.26 111.5 0 0 0
ODIs 223 159 4850 3809 99 4/43 4/43 38.47 4.71 48.9 1 0 0
T20Is 4 2 41 50 4 3/20 3/20 12.50 7.31 10.2 0 0 0
First-class 171 13441 4897 150 6/22 32.64 2.18 89.6 2 0
List A 377 10884 7396 244 4/14 4/14 30.31 4.07 44.6 6 0 0
Twenty20 22 13 269 308 15 3/20 3/20 20.53 6.86 17.9 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Hamilton, Jan 13-17, 1996 scorecard
Last Test New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Dec 15-18, 2006 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Jan 22, 1995 scorecard
Last ODI England v New Zealand at Adelaide, Jan 23, 2007 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg, Oct 21, 2005 scorecard
Last T20I New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Dec 26, 2006 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1991/92
Last First-class New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Dec 15-18, 2006 scorecard
List A debut 1991/92
Last List A England v New Zealand at Adelaide, Jan 23, 2007 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Derbyshire v Durham at Derby, Jun 22, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Auckland, Dec 26, 2006 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
- NZ A v AIS Brisbane 27 Jul 2011 Other T20
61, 0/23 Cant Inv XI v Well Legn XI Wellington 13 Mar 2011 Other T20
1/25, 68* ICL Mumbai v Chennai Panchkula 2 Nov 2008 Other T20
0/19 ICL Mumbai v Delhi Giants Gurgaon 30 Oct 2008 Other T20
1 ICL Mumbai v Lahore Ahmedabad 23 Oct 2008 Other T20
0/27, 33 ICL Mumbai v Bengal Ahmedabad 19 Oct 2008 Other T20
6, 1/18 ICL Mumbai v Ahmedabad Ahmedabad 17 Oct 2008 Other T20
4, 4/19 ICL Mumbai v Chandigarh Hyderabad (Deccan) 13 Oct 2008 Other T20
0/32, 26 PCA XI v Sth Africans Wormsley 13 Aug 2008 Other T20
0/18, 3 ICL Mumbai v ICL Hyd Hyderabad (Deccan) 31 Mar 2008 Other T20
Profile

One of cricket's free spirits, Nathan Astle became a lively allrounder at Test and one-day level without losing his breezy confidence. He began at Canterbury as a no-account batsman and the most parsimonious of medium-paced bowlers, but his batting developed quickly. After becoming a free-scoring one-day player Astle was turned by the national coach Glenn Turner into a first-rate Test top-order batsman, with consecutive hundreds in West Indies in 1995-96. He ripped up the record books with his 222 against England, at Christchurch in 2001-02, which was the fastest double century in Tests, coming up off only 153 balls. A knee injury forced him out of action towards the end of 2003, but he was picked for the tour of England in 2004. Astle is now an assured batsman in both games, an expert slip-catcher, and an occasional medium-pace partnership-breaker. He may be a certain selection, but his laid-back attitude means he has never been considered for the captaincy, despite his seniority. His 10th Test match century was made against Sri Lanka in April 2005, followed soon after by his 11th. And in September, he became only the tenth man to score 15 ODI centuries, arguably becoming New Zealand's greatest one-day player. In 2006 he signed for Lancashire, although he wasn't at his ballistic best. He surprised most people by retiring from international cricket six weeks before the Word Cup, citing a lack of motivation. Six months later, he retired from first-class cricket as well.
Don Cameron July 2007

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Jan 19, 2010

Shane Bond, Nathan Astle and John Wright take in the game, New Zealand Under-19s v Zimbabwe Under-19s, 19th Match, Group C, ICC Under-19 World Cup, Lincoln, January 19, 2010

Shane Bond, Nathan Astle and John Wright take in the game

© Getty Images

Nov 2, 2008

Nathan Astle prepares to play a shot during his unbeaten 68, Chennai Superstars v Mumbai Champs, ICL, November 2, 2008

Nathan Astle prepares to play a shot during his unbeaten 68

© ICL

Dec 7, 2007

Paul Nixon appeals for a leg-before against Nathan Astle, Delhi Jets v Mumbai Champs, 8th match, Indian Cricket League, Panchkula, December 7, 2007

Paul Nixon appeals for a leg-before against Nathan Astle

© ESPNcricinfo Ltd

Notes

Club: East Christchurch-Shirley

Country Fixtures Country Results
Northants v NZ A at Northampton - Jul 31
NZ A 424/7 Northants 150/2 (27/50 ov)
NZ A v Sri Lanka A at Cardiff
Aug 2, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
NZ A v Sri Lanka A at Taunton
Aug 5, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
Eng Lions v NZ A at Bristol
Aug 8, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
NZ A v Sri Lanka A at Bristol
Aug 9, 2014 (10:30 local | 09:30 GMT | 05:30 EDT | 04:30 CDT | 02:30 PDT)
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