Matches (14)
SA Tri-Series (1)
SA20 (1)
ILT20 (1)
BBL (1)
Ranji Trophy (4)
ENG-L in SL (1)
WI 4-Day (3)
SA v ENG (1)
IND v NZ (1)

Michael Bracewell

New Zealand|Batting Allrounder
Michael Bracewell
INTL CAREER: 2022 - 2023
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Full Name

Michael Gordon Bracewell

Born

February 14, 1991, Masterton, Wairarapa

Age

31y 353d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Batting Allrounder

RELATIONS

BP Bracewell

(uncle),

JG Bracewell

(uncle),

MA Bracewell

(father),

DW Bracewell

(uncle),

DAJ Bracewell

(cousin)

The latest member of the Bracewell dynasty to represent New Zealand, Michael made a late introduction to international cricket when he was handed his ODI cap in 2022, playing three times against Netherlands. He was subsequently included in New Zealand's squad for their Test tour of England, and won a debut at Trent Bridge after the captain, Kane Williamson, was ruled out by a positive Covid test on the eve of the match.

Bracewell played alongside his cousin Doug at the 2010 Under-19 World Cup, but spent the next decade plying his trade at domestic level. In 2020-21, he made 725 runs with four hundreds - one of them for New Zealand A - and the following summer he was the leading run-scorer in the T20 Super Smash, which resulted in a maiden senior call-up for the Netherlands tour.

Nephew of former internationals John and Brendon, and son of Otago first-class cricketer Mark, it should be no surprise that Michael began playing cricket when he was five. He started out like his hero Adam Gilchrist, as a left-hand top-order wicketkeeper-batter, before developing his offspin as a useful second string later in his career.
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test48117874*25.4230258.940127220
ODI1916451014042.50430118.6020452490
T20I1611511361*18.8381139.500110580
FC10017914544019032.961034252.60112369154960
List A1291209377514034.00418890.1342636486630
T20117100262284141*30.861711133.4811318291711
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test48856601134/754/15446.234.2165.8100
ODI1919738634153/213/2142.265.1549.2000
T20I1614245219213/53/510.425.3611.6000
FC1004431961884405/436/4947.103.5379.9210
List A1294416971452383/213/2138.215.1344.6000
T2011732539586404/284/2814.656.5213.4100
Michael Gordon Bracewell
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Michael Bracewell pulls
Hardik Pandya and New Zealand's fielders shake hands after the game
Michael Bracewell gave the visitors the opening breakthrough
Michael Bracewell celebrates a wicket
Mohammed Shami dismissed Michael Bracewell with a short ball
Glenn Phillips and Michael Bracewell practice ahead of the second ODI