Tom Bruce

New Zealand|Top order Batter
Tom Bruce
INTL CAREER: 2017 - 2020
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Full Name

Thomas Charles Bruce


August 02, 1991, Te Kuiti, King Country


31y 235d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Top order Batter

A big-hitting batsman with a fine eye and a clean swing, Tom Bruce made a splash in the 2015-16 Super Smash, when he hit 223 runs at strike rate of 140.25 for Central Districts. That had been his first senior T20 tournament, but only Mahela Jayawardene made more runs for the team.

Bruce favours the traditional hitting zones: he's been known to carve balls over point, and score heavily in the arc between square leg and long-on, but that is not to say his cricket is limited to slogs. There is innovation in his batting as well, as in his best form, he is capable of playing the sweep shot against the quicks.

In 2016, he hit two outstanding Super Smash innings to pique the national selectors' interest. His 74 from 41 balls against Wellington, and 61 not out off 29 balls against Otago helped earn him a call-up to the New Zealand squad for the T20 series against Bangladesh.

Though it is his T20 exploits that have made the biggest impression, Bruce has also made himself an important part of Central Districts' middle order in first-class cricket.

Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
List A71697197610031.871917103.0711617875340
List A711420425453/43/450.807.4740.8000
Thomas Charles Bruce
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Recent Matches - Player
Central D vs Otago13 & 33*--21-Mar-2023Palmerston NorthFC
Central D vs Canterbury41*--13-Mar-2023RangioraFC
Central D vs Northern Dis67 & 1610/9 & 1/1805-Mar-2023Mount MaunganuiFC
NZ XI vs England40--08-Feb-2023Hamilton
Central D vs Northern Dis27*--06-Feb-2023NapierList A
Tom Bruce carves the ball through the off side
Tom Bruce and Priyank Panchal share a light moment
Tom Bruce shapes to play a short ball
Tom Bruce pulls one away
Greg Hay and Tom Bruce walk back at the tea break
Tom Bruce plays a cut during his unbeaten 55