Matches (20)
NZ v AUS (1)
WPL (2)
BPL 2024 (1)
AFG v IRE (1)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (2)
Sheffield Shield (3)
Durham in ZIM (1)
CWC Play-off (3)
Ranji Trophy (2)
PSL 2024 (2)
Dang CL (1)

Full Name

Ian Gareth Butler

Born

November 24, 1981, Middlemore, Auckland

Age

42y 98d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

Playing Role

Bowler

Ian Butler, a fast bowler, had his introduction to international cricket when Shane Bond was injured. While not as fast as Bond, Butler is much younger and has the potential to develop more speed. He also has an uncanny ability to extract troublesome lift from surfaces others are unable to exploit. After four Tests spread out in 2001 and 2002, a spell with Gloucestershire in 2003 was the preview to his tour of India with the Test side, and he made a good showing in the second Test when he replaced the injured Jacob Oram. Bowling on a benign surface at Mohali, he consistently got the ball through at a good pace. A Test-best 6 for 46 followed against Pakistan at Wellington in 2004, and although he missed out on the Test series in England in 2004, he was called up the one-day squad after Shane Bond was forced to return home early. But four games later, with only seven wickets to boast of, he was cast into the wilderness from where he returned only in 2009. A good domestic season prompted his call-up to the Twenty20 squad to play Australia. He was then retained for the home Twenty20s against India, where he took four wickets. That performance earned him a recall to the one-day side.
Lynn McConnell February 2009

Ian Butler Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests8141368884246/467/14636.833.8757.0110
ODIs262511091038284/444/4437.075.6139.6100
T20Is1918358481233/193/1920.918.0615.5000
FC72-1104163152046/46-30.953.4354.11241
List A111-493644611365/335/3332.805.4236.2320
T20s8783169023291046/286/2822.398.2616.2110

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests810276269.5016346.620010140
ODIs26135842510.5015454.54006280
T20Is196552*5.001050.00000030
FC729528126173*18.82--05--160
List A111721983853*15.81--01--240
T20s87552552146*17.36379137.46001939220
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Ian Butler is on the ground after being struck by a full toss
Ian Butler finished with 3 for 47
Otago's Ian Butler took three wickets in four balls
Ian Butler is pumped after trapping Chamara Silva in front
Ian Butler took two wickets on his return to international cricket
Ian Butler grabbed three for 19 in New Zealand's tense win