Mitchell Santner

New Zealand|Bowling Allrounder
Mitchell Santner
INTL CAREER: 2015 - 2024
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Full Name

Mitchell Josef Santner

Born

February 05, 1992, Hamilton

Age

32y 16d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

Playing Role

Bowling Allrounder

RELATIONS

(brother)

A left-handed batsman and left-arm spinner, Mitchell Santner was first elevated to the New Zealand side after a promising 2014-15 domestic season.

He was named in the one-day squad for the tour of England following the retirement of Daniel Vettori after the World Cup as New Zealand searched for another left-arm spin option. Santner was in to cover for the absence of the players at the IPL but made an immediate impression with a well-crafted 94 in a tour game against Somerset. He was handed his ODI debut at Edgbaston having played just 19 List A matches for Northern Districts. "It's nice to have a left-arm spinner who turns," was a quip from the New Zealand camp.

He made his Test debut later that year in the first ever day-night Test against Australia in Adelaide and made 31 and 45 batting at No.6 in both innings in a low-scoring game. He also took two wickets. Over the next four years his Test opportunities were limited but he became a mainstay in the white-ball teams for the Black Caps.

His performances were so impressive that he was bought by the Chennai Super Kings in 2019 IPL to play under Stephen Fleming. He won a game by hitting a six off the last ball of the match against Rajasthan and took 2 for 13 from 4 overs in the IPL final against Mumbai, including the prized scalp of Rohit Sharma.

His experience in that cauldron held him in good stead for the 2019 World Cup in England. He bowled a clutch spell in the semi-final win over India, strangling their middle order to help secure a spot in the final against England.

Later in the same year he recorded a maiden Test century during an epic partnership with BJ Watling. The 261 they added was New Zealand's highest seventh-wicket stand in history and helped their side to 615-9, their highest Test total against England. The three wickets he claimed in England's second-innings also constituted new Test-best figures and helped New Zealand to a crushing innings victory.


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Mitchell Santner Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests264445532080533/346/9339.242.7485.9000
ODIs10499487539601075/505/5037.004.8745.5020
T20Is9896203624061084/114/1122.277.0918.8300
FC6198974046661135/518/15341.292.8786.1210
List A134127630349781445/505/5034.564.7343.7120
T20s187183390245671904/114/1124.037.0220.5300

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests2635280412624.36185843.27129319200
ODIs104782913556727.65148591.240310038430
T20Is98672864377*16.48519123.89015020380
FC61946269413630.61527951.0341433750540
List A1341053120708627.97228690.550817254590
T20s18714252216792*24.071622133.600616797660
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