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Mitchell Santner
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Mitchell Santner

New Zealand|bowling allrounder
Mitchell Santner

INTL CAREER: 2015 - 2021

Full Name

Mitchell Josef Santner

Born

February 05, 1992, Hamilton

Age

29y 76d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Slow left arm orthodox

Playing Role

Bowling allrounder

relations

(brother)

TEAMS

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.


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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test233838991803413/535/17343.972.7795.00000
ODI757033852742755/505/5036.564.8645.10010
T20I525110461287604/114/1121.457.3817.40200
FC538279133913844/1115/7546.582.9694.20100
List A9992451535461055/505/5033.774.7143.00110
T20106103215425681054/114/1124.457.1520.50200
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test2331176612625.53179742.62129018160
ODI7557239276727.26104788.53026427300
T20I5237153353715.22264126.89002411240
FC53805215212628.69447948.0431227535450
List A99792415548628.25176887.890613038440
T201068330112745*21.26884127.48007549410
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Photos


Chennai Super Kings could not hold on to a couple of chances off Moeen Ali's bowling
Mitchell Santner celebrates a wicket with his team-mates
Mitchell Santner in his delivery stride
Mitchell Santner was back in action
Tim Seifert takes the catch to give Mitchell Santner his third wicket in an over
Mitchell Santner took the catch that gave New Zealand a memorable victory