Matches (14)
USA vs BAN (1)
WI vs SA (1)
County DIV1 (5)
County DIV2 (4)
ENG v PAK (1)
IPL (2)

Full Name

Brent John Arnel


January 03, 1979, Te Awamutu, Waikato


45y 143d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium fast

Playing Role


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

Brent Arnel Career Stats


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Batting & Fielding

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Recent Matches of Brent Arnel

Northern Dis vs Central D4 & 02/23 & 4/3502-Apr-2018NapierFC
Northern Dis vs Auckland4 & 1*2/87 & 4/5801-Mar-2018AucklandFC
Northern Dis vs Canterbury04/4517-Feb-2018WhangareiList A
Northern Dis vs Otago--0/2307-Feb-2018DunedinList A
Northern Dis vs Canterbury--0/704-Feb-2018WhangareiList A

Photos of Brent Arnel

Brent Arnel receives a high-five from his team-mate
Imran Tahir trapped Brent Arnel lbw
Brent Arnel and Mark Gillespie have a chat during a practice session
Brent Arnel picked up four wickets
Brent Arnel picked up two wickets before tea
New Zealand's Brent Arnel takes a diving catch