Matches (15)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
CWC Play-off (4)
PSL 2024 (1)
WPL (2)

Full Name

Sam Raymond Wells

Born

July 13, 1984

Age

39y 234d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

Playing Role

Middle order Batter

Sam Wells' call-up to the New Zealand Test squad in 2012 was such a surprise that initially even his girlfriend didn't believe him. An allrounder who cemented his place in the Otago side in the 2009-10 season, Wells himself thought it would take longer for him to be elevated to the Test level. A left-hand batsman and right-arm medium-pacer, he averaged almost 60 with the bat in that breakthrough season and collected 21 wickets as well. He described his role in the team as someone who "bats around seven or eight and bowls 12-15 overs a day". He is something of a first-class specialist, and has struggled to get a sustained run in Otago's limited-overs sides. He has a law degree from Otago University, but is yet to take the bar exam.
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Sam Wells Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC639811270711831.11517452.3142036324180
List A434028179321.50103079.32058015130
T20s372382023513.46185109.1800138190

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC6399771143491155/267/10237.813.3867.0230
List A433715801466395/415/4137.585.5640.5010
T20s3721266395194/244/2420.788.9014.0100

Recent Matches of Sam Wells

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Otago vs Northern Dis361/2729-Mar-2017DunedinFC
Otago vs Auckland50 & 22/68 & 0/1221-Mar-2017DunedinFC
Otago vs Canterbury2 & 02/5714-Mar-2017ChristchurchFC
Otago vs Wellington0 & 1183/4006-Mar-2017WellingtonFC
Otago vs Northern Dis0 & 5*0/25 & 2/2525-Feb-2017WhangareiFC

Photos of Sam Wells

Sam Wells celebrates the wicket of Chad Bowes
Sam Wells pulls during his half-century
Sam Wells warms up ahead of a Plunket Shield match