Michael Bracewell

New Zealand|Top order Batter
Michael Bracewell
INTL CAREER: 2022 - 2022
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Full Name

Michael Gordon Bracewell

Born

February 14, 1991, Masterton, Wairarapa

Age

31y 230d

Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Top order Batter

RELATIONS

BP Bracewell

(uncle),

JG Bracewell

(uncle),

MA Bracewell

(father),

DW Bracewell

(uncle),

DAJ Bracewell

(cousin)

The latest member of the Bracewell dynasty to represent New Zealand, Michael made a late introduction to international cricket when he was handed his ODI cap in 2022, playing three times against Netherlands. He was subsequently included in New Zealand's squad for their Test tour of England, and won a debut at Trent Bridge after the captain, Kane Williamson, was ruled out by a positive Covid test on the eve of the match.

Bracewell played alongside his cousin Doug at the 2010 Under-19 World Cup, but spent the next decade plying his trade at domestic level. In 2020-21, he made 725 runs with four hundreds - one of them for New Zealand A - and the following summer he was the leading run-scorer in the T20 Super Smash, which resulted in a maiden senior call-up for the Netherlands tour.

Nephew of former internationals John and Brendon, and son of Otago first-class cricketer Mark, it should be no surprise that Michael began playing cricket when he was five. He started out like his hero Adam Gilchrist, as a left-hand top-order wicketkeeper-batter, before developing his offspin as a useful second string later in his career.
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test240964924.0016358.890015200
ODI12104264127*44.00238110.9210221180
T20I8538961*44.5043206.970110420
FC9817513535819033.071020352.51112267954940
List A12111393515127*33.79397788.3832634073620
T2010994242260141*32.281673135.0811318290651
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test2428628553/623/12257.005.9757.2000
ODI1212462392103/213/2139.205.0946.2000
T20I86898393/53/59.225.599.8000
FC984026261568325/436/4949.003.5882.0110
List A1213613611161333/213/2135.185.1141.2000
T2010924383450284/284/2816.077.0413.6100
Michael Gordon Bracewell
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Devon Thomas was LBW off Michael Bracewell
Michael Bracewell dismissed Nicholas Pooran off his spell's first delivery
Michael Bracewell brought up a quickfire fifty
Michael Bracewell celebrates after Ish Sodhi took a catch to complete the hat-trick
Michael Bracewell joined hands with Glenn Phillips to take New Zealand towards safety
Debutants Michael Bracewell and Dane Cleaver alongside team-mates James Neesham and Ish Sodhi