Matches (13)
WI v ENG (1)
Asia Cup [U19] (2)
BBL 2023 (1)
ZIM v IRE (2)
SA v IND (1)
IND v ENG (W) (2)
Abu Dhabi T10 (1)
Legends League (1)
Hazare Trophy (2)

Ian Butler

New Zealand|Bowler
Ian Butler
INTL CAREER: 2002 - 2013
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Full Name

Ian Gareth Butler


November 24, 1981, Middlemore, Auckland


42y 16d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast

Playing Role


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


List A111-493644611365/335/3332.805.4236.2320

Batting & Fielding

List A111721983853*15.81--01--240
Ian Gareth Butler

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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