Tom Bruce

Tom Bruce

New Zealand|Top order batter
Tom Bruce

INTL CAREER: 2017 - 2020

Full Name

Thomas Charles Bruce


August 02, 1991, Te Kuiti, King Country


30y 171d

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 A55555161710032.341555103.9811314166210
List A551014416221/131/1381.006.7572.0000
Thomas Charles Bruce
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Tom Bruce shapes to play a short ball
Tom Bruce and Colin de Grandhomme swung momentum the visitor's way
Tom Bruce swats the ball into the leg side
Tom Bruce gets into position for an unorthodox shot
A direct-hit from Haris Sohail runs out Tom Bruce
Tom Bruce nails a cut