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Steve O'Keefe      

Full name Stephen Norman John O'Keefe

Born December 9, 1984, Malaysia

Current age 31 years 360 days

Major teams Australia, Australia A, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, New South Wales, Sydney Sixers

Nickname Sock

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox

Height 1.75 m

Education Hobartville Primary; Richmond High

Stephen Norman John O'Keefe
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 4 1 33 23 11.00 231 14.28 0 0 2 0 0 0
T20Is 7 5 0 32 22 6.40 26 123.07 0 0 4 1 1 0
First-class 64 87 23 1864 99 29.12 4112 45.33 0 9 181 17 28 0
List A 48 34 9 583 70* 23.32 704 82.81 0 1 35 18 21 0
Twenty20 55 37 10 411 50 15.22 367 111.98 0 1 45 6 15 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 3 5 659 356 10 3/63 4/219 35.60 3.24 65.9 0 0 0
T20Is 7 7 114 149 6 3/29 3/29 24.83 7.84 19.0 0 0 0
First-class 64 112 12258 5154 218 7/35 11/159 23.64 2.52 56.2 13 8 2
List A 48 47 1992 1621 29 3/65 3/65 55.89 4.88 68.6 0 0 0
Twenty20 55 52 947 1097 37 3/20 3/20 29.64 6.95 25.5 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC), Oct 22-26, 2014 scorecard
Last Test Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele, Jul 26-30, 2016 scorecard
Test statistics
T20I debut Australia v Pakistan at Birmingham, Jul 6, 2010 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Oct 16, 2011 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut New South Wales v Tasmania at Sydney, Nov 18-20, 2005 scorecard
Last First-class New South Wales v Victoria at Sydney, Nov 17-20, 2016 scorecard
List A debut South Australia v New South Wales at Adelaide, Dec 18, 2005 scorecard
Last List A New South Wales v South Australia at Sydney, Oct 25, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut New South Wales v Tasmania at Sydney, Jan 12, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars at Sydney, Dec 27, 2015 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/107, 12*, 2/6, 3 NSW v Victoria Sydney 17 Nov 2016 FC
5/65, 5, 3/41 NSW v West Aust Sydney 4 Nov 2016 FC
2/32, 23, 1/42, 4 Australia v Sri Lanka Pallekele 26 Jul 2016 Test # 2209
5/43, 78*, 5/21 Australians v Sri Lanka XI Colombo (PSS) 18 Jul 2016 FC
10* NSW v West Aust Perth 14 Feb 2016 FC
3/63 Australia v West Indies Sydney 3 Jan 2016 Test # 2198
2*, 1/24 Syd Sixers v Melb Stars Sydney 27 Dec 2015 T20
2 Syd Sixers v Melb Reneg Melbourne (Docklands) 23 Dec 2015 T20
6*, 2/17 Syd Sixers v Hurricanes Sydney 20 Dec 2015 T20
2/95, 29, 1/23, 10* NSW v Queensland Mackay 6 Dec 2015 FC
Profile

Steve O'Keefe was one of the most unfortunate men in Australian cricket in the post-Shane Warne era. As a parade of 13 spinners were tried in the Test team, often with less-than-compelling first-class records, O'Keefe was left to toil away for New South Wales with far superior figures. However, his opportunity finally came when he was named in Australia's Test squad to play Pakistan in the UAE in 2014, following a summer in which he topped the Sheffield Shield wicket tally with 41 victims at 20.43. A left-arm orthodox bowler and solid lower-order batsman, O'Keefe could no longer be ignored; he had also been the leading Shield spinner in a pace-dominated 2012-13, with 24 wickets at 22.20. He had last represented Australia in late 2011 when he played the most recent of his seven Twenty20 internationals, a call-up having originally come against Pakistan in England in 2010.

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Jul 30, 2016

Steve O'Keefe survives a close shave, Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele, 5th day, July 30, 2016

Steve O'Keefe survives a close shave

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Jul 28, 2016

Steve O'Keefe is pumped up after dismissing Kaushal Silva, Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele, 3rd day, July 28, 2016

Steve O'Keefe is pumped up after dismissing Kaushal Silva

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Jul 27, 2016

Steve O'Keefe presents a straight bat, Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st Test, Pallekele, 2nd day, July 27, 2016

Steve O'Keefe presents a straight bat

© AFP

Tour Results
West Indies v Australia at Roseau - Apr 23-27, 2012
Australia won by 75 runs
West Indies v Australia at Port of Spain - Apr 15-19, 2012
Match drawn
West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown - Apr 7-11, 2012
Australia won by 3 wickets
WICB Pres XI v Australians at Cave Hill - Apr 2-4, 2012
Australians won by 8 wickets
West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown - Mar 30, 2012
West Indies won by 14 runs
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