Full name Mitchell Josef Santner
Born February 5, 1992, Hamilton
Current age 28 years 355 days
Major teams New Zealand, Barbados Tridents, Chennai Super Kings, Derbyshire, New Zealand A, New Zealand Cricket XI, New Zealand Cricket XI, New Zealand Masters, New Zealand Masters, New Zealand XI, Northern Districts, Northern Districts A, Northern Districts Under-19s, Worcestershire, Worcestershire 2nd XI
Playing role Bowling allrounder
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Relation Brother - EH Santner
|Test debut||Australia v New Zealand at Adelaide, Nov 27-29, 2015 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Pakistan at Mount Maunganui, Dec 26-30, 2020 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England v New Zealand at Birmingham, Jun 9, 2015 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Mar 13, 2020 scorecard|
|T20I debut||England v New Zealand at Manchester, Jun 23, 2015 scorecard|
|Last T20I||New Zealand v Pakistan at Auckland, Dec 18, 2020 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Otago v Northern Districts at Dunedin, Nov 20-23, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||New Zealand v Pakistan at Mount Maunganui, Dec 26-30, 2020 scorecard|
|List A debut||Northern Districts v Auckland at Auckland, Mar 2, 2014 scorecard|
|Last List A||Australia v New Zealand at Sydney, Mar 13, 2020 scorecard|
|T20s debut||Cape Cobras v Northern Districts at Raipur, Sep 19, 2014 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Auckland v Northern Districts at Auckland, Jan 17, 2021 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/17, 39*||Northern Dis||v Auckland||Auckland||17 Jan 2021||T20|
|23, 0/38||Northern Dis||v Canterbury||Christchurch||15 Jan 2021||T20|
|0/44, 1||Northern Dis||v Wellington||Wellington||9 Jan 2021||T20|
|19, 0/7, 6*, 2/52||New Zealand||v Pakistan||Mount Maunganui||26 Dec 2020||Test # 2397|
|0/18, 12*||New Zealand||v Pakistan||Auckland||18 Dec 2020||T20I # 1117|
|0/12||New Zealand||v West Indies||Mount Maunganui||30 Nov 2020||T20I # 1112|
|2/41||New Zealand||v West Indies||Mount Maunganui||29 Nov 2020||T20I # 1110|
|0/23, 31*||New Zealand||v West Indies||Auckland||27 Nov 2020||T20I # 1108|
|1/30||Super Kings||v KKR||Dubai (DSC)||29 Oct 2020||T20|
|1/23||Super Kings||v RCB||Dubai (DSC)||25 Oct 2020||T20|
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.