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Michael Bates

New Zealand|Bowler
Michael Bates
INTL CAREER: 2012 - 2012
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Full Name

Michael David Bates


October 11, 1983, Auckland


40y 231d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Left arm Medium fast

Playing Role


Michael Bates, a left-arm fast bowler, represented New Zealand in the 2002 Under-19 World Cup. He made his first-class debut for Auckland in the 2003-04 season but did not get another first-class game till 2007-08, and became a regular member of the XI only in 2009. He was named Auckland Cricketer of the Year in 2009-10 and he followed that with another excellent season in 2010-11. Bates destroyed the visiting Pakistanis in a tour match in December 2010, taking 4 for 11 in a three-over spell that claimed Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez. In the 2010-11 HRV Cup, Bates starred in Auckland's triumph over defending-champions Central Districts. He had earned a reputation for his death bowling in the tournament, but, after his side scored 158, it was his opening spell that all but sealed the game for them: he produced a triple-wicket maiden in the first over of the chase. In March, he picked up his fourth first-class five-for, against Northern Districts, following an unbeaten knock of 69 in the same match. He received his maiden call-up to the New Zealand squad for the ODIs and Twenty20s against Zimbabwe in February 2012
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Michael Bates Career Stats


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Batting & Fielding

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Michael Bates

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Recent Matches of Michael Bates

Auckland vs Central D17 & 190/530-Mar-2016NapierFC
Auckland vs Wellington15 & 47*1/59 & 0/1923-Mar-2016WellingtonFC
Auckland vs Otago5 & 11/19 & 0/2915-Mar-2016DunedinFC
Auckland vs Central D200/47 & 0/2108-Mar-2016AucklandFC
Auckland vs Otago23 & 15*1/35 & 0/3020-Feb-2016AucklandFC

Photos of Michael Bates

Michael Bates took 1 for 17 in three overs
Michael Bates' triple-wicket maiden wrecked Central Districts
Michael Bates is congratulated by his team-mates after dismissing Shahid Afridi
Michael Bates celebrates a wicket
Michael Bates - Portrait, January 2002
Bates delivers a ball to Cook. ICC Under-19 World Cup Super League Group 2: New Zealand Under-19s v South Africa Under-19s at Lincoln, 30 Jan 2002