Full name Timothy Grant Southee
Born December 11, 1988, Whangarei, Northland
Current age 31 years 323 days
Major teams New Zealand, Chennai Super Kings, Essex, Mumbai Indians, New Zealand Under-19s, Northern Districts, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Vancouver Knights
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|Test debut||New Zealand v England at Napier, Mar 22-26, 2008 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v India at Christchurch, Feb 29-Mar 2, 2020 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England v New Zealand at Chester-le-Street, Jun 15, 2008 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v India at Mount Maunganui, Feb 11, 2020 scorecard|
|T20I debut||New Zealand v England at Auckland, Feb 5, 2008 scorecard|
|Last T20I||New Zealand v India at Mount Maunganui, Feb 2, 2020 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Otago v Northern Districts at Dunedin, Feb 19-22, 2007 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Northern Districts v Central Districts at Hamilton, Oct 19-22, 2020 scorecard|
|List A debut||Auckland v Northern Districts at Auckland, Dec 30, 2007 scorecard|
|Last List A||New Zealand v India at Mount Maunganui, Feb 11, 2020 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Northern Districts v Central Districts at Hamilton, Jan 13, 2007 scorecard|
|Last T20s||New Zealand v India at Mount Maunganui, Feb 2, 2020 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1, 0/36||Northern D||v Central D||Hamilton||19 Oct 2020||FC|
|2/38, 0, 3/36||New Zealand||v India||Christchurch||29 Feb 2020||Test # 2387|
|4/49, 6, 5/61||New Zealand||v India||Wellington||21 Feb 2020||Test # 2385|
|0/59||New Zealand||v India||Mount Maunganui||11 Feb 2020||ODI # 4243|
|3, 2/41||New Zealand||v India||Auckland||8 Feb 2020||ODI # 4239|
|2/85||New Zealand||v India||Hamilton||5 Feb 2020||ODI # 4235|
|0/52, 6||New Zealand||v India||Mount Maunganui||2 Feb 2020||T20I # 1037|
|1/28||New Zealand||v India||Wellington||31 Jan 2020||T20I # 1036|
|0/39||New Zealand||v India||Hamilton||29 Jan 2020||T20I # 1035|
|2/20||New Zealand||v India||Auckland||26 Jan 2020||T20I # 1034|
Tim Southee, a right-arm swing bowler, burst upon the international scene in great style. He was still only 19, with only one T20I cap behind him, and fresh from a Player-of-the-Tournament performance at the 2008 Under-19 World Cup when he was handed a Test debut against England in Napier. Southee responded with 5 for 55 before smashing 77 off 40 balls in the second innings with nine sixes.
It was a debut that gave a clear indication of the career to come. Over the next decade or so, Southee would go on to form one of the world's best new-ball partnerships with Trent Boult, and would also come to be known for his ability to clear the fence. He hit his 50th six in only his 36th Test, and could one day take the Test record for most sixes from his long-time captain Brendon McCullum.
Pace and outswing, however, are the main tools of Southee's trade. His bag of 18 wickets at 17.33 in the 2011 World Cup prompted Allan Donald to say he had the potential to become the best swing bowler in the world, and though frequent injury-forced absences have kept him from fulfilling that prophecy, he has shown he can be devastating across a wide range of conditions.
In 2012, he showed his adaptability in the subcontinent, picking up 7 for 64 in Bangalore, the best figures for a New Zealand bowler in India, before bowling his side to a rare win in Sri Lanka with match figures of 8 for 120 at the P Sara Oval. Two years later, his 11 wickets in the West Indies, at 21.09, helped New Zealand achieve their first series win away from home, against anyone other than Bangladesh or Zimbabwe, in 12 years. In ODIs, his landmark performance came at the 2015 World Cup, when he sliced through England's batting with a sensational spell of swing bowling to finish with figures of 7 for 33, the best bowling figures for a New Zealander in ODIs.
Such is his standing in New Zealand cricket, Southee was elevated as a stand in captain in a T20I in 2017 and then an ODI in 2018. But despite standing in as captain and remaining a key Test and T20 bowler, he fell out of favour in the ODI side due to the form of Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson and only played one match in the 2019 World Cup.
New Zealand Cricket Almanack Player of the Year 2008