Full name Paul John Wiseman
Born May 4, 1970, Auckland
Current age 46 years 324 days
Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Canterbury, Durham, Otago
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|Test debut||Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS), May 27-31, 1998 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Sri Lanka at Wellington, Apr 11-14, 2005 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v New Zealand at Sharjah, Apr 20, 1998 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v Pakistan at Dambulla, May 20, 2003 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Kent v Durham at Canterbury, Sep 24-27, 2008 scorecard|
|List A debut||1993/94|
|Last List A||Worcestershire v Durham at Worcester, Aug 24, 2008 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Canterbury v Otago at Christchurch, Jan 13, 2006 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Durham v Middlesex at Southampton, Jul 26, 2008 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/46||NZ Masters||v Aus Masters||Hamilton||24 Feb 2011||Other T20|
|3, 0/18||Durham 2nd||v Yorks 2nd XI||Middlesbrough||25 Aug 2009||Other|
|17, 4/24||Durham 2nd||v MCC YC||Hartlepool||11 Aug 2009||Other OD|
|1/63, 28, 1/7||Durham 2nd||v Derby 2nd XI||Darlington||3 Jun 2009||Other|
|3/42||Durham 2nd||v Derby 2nd XI||Darlington||1 Jun 2009||Other OD|
|0/2, 14, 3/32||Durham 2nd||v Scotland A||Longhirst||5 May 2009||Other|
|0/6, 34, 0/20||Durham||v Kent||Canterbury||24 Sep 2008||FC|
|11, 2/50||Durham||v Sussex||Chester-le-Street||17 Sep 2008||FC|
|2/48, 52, 0/55||Durham||v Somerset||Taunton||9 Sep 2008||FC|
|-||Durham||v Lancashire||Chester-le-Street||3 Sep 2008||FC|
Paul Wiseman, a hard-working offspinner, never quite provided New Zealand with the match-winning partner for Daniel Vettori that they were searching for. However, he made a good impression in Sri Lanka and continued to vindicate his choice as the preferred spinning support for Vettori at a time when New Zealand were not blessed with resources.
A lack of variation was a problem and he floated in and out of the side for two years. He missed out on the 2004 England trip but was recalled for the Bangladesh tour in 2004-05. However, a string of poor performances against Sri Lanka and Australia in the subsequent season forced the selectors to look elsewhere. He was signed by Durham in 2007.
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