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Mitchell Santner

New Zealand|Bowling Allrounder
Mitchell Santner
INTL CAREER: 2015 - 2023
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Full Name

Mitchell Josef Santner

Born

February 05, 1992, Hamilton

Age

30y 359d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

Playing Role

Bowling Allrounder

RELATIONS

EH Santner

(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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Career Averages
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test244040371871413/535/17345.632.7898.4000
ODI938842773473905/505/5038.584.8747.5010
T20I828116941984914/114/1121.807.0218.6200
FC568882744061864/1115/7547.222.9496.2100
List A122115564744391275/505/5034.954.7144.4110
T20150147309035911524/114/1123.626.9720.3200
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test2432176612624.70180342.48129018160
ODI93702612486728.36139689.39039433370
T20I82552551777*17.23411125.79013817310
FC56855234412629.30485148.3131429439460
List A122962819548628.73218889.300816449530
T2015011245153792*22.941175130.800310672510
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Mitchell Santner and Glenn Phillips celebrate a run out
Mitchell Santner and Mark Chapman celebrate with team-mates
Ishan Kishan was run out, in part by Mitchell Santner
Mitchell Santner, Suryakumar Yadav, and Hardik Pandya share a light moment
Hardik Pandya and Mitchell Santner join Rajiv Shukla and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
Hardik Pandya and Mitchell Santner come out for the toss