Tim Southee – Age, Career Info & Stats

Born in Whangarei, New Zealand, Tim Southee is a cricketer as well as the current Vice President of the New Zealand cricket team. Although he has developed all kinds of swings in his repertory, he is an exceptional outswinger. He is a right armed medium fast out-swing bowler with meticulous accuracy and still remains to be an important lower order batsman. Apart from being a shrewd and astute bowler, this northerner is also known to hit the long ball on quite a few occasions. Debuting at the age of 19 in the year of 2008, Tim Southee was one of the youngest Kiwi players of New Zealand.

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Batting And Fielding Averages of Tim Southee

Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct
Tests 63 95 9 1550 77* 18.02 1755 88.31 0 5 154 68 43
ODIs 138 84 31 669 55 12.62 670 99.85 0 1 53 26 38
T20Is 55 24 8 145 23 9.06 104 139.42 0 0 12 8 21
First-class 99 137 12 2261 156 18.08 2624 86.16 1 7 233 89 53
List A 152 95 32 823 66* 13.06 801 102.74 0 2 67 32 43
T20s 165 83 25 677 74 11.67 450 150.44 0 2 55 36 64

Bowling Averages of Tim Southee

Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 63 117 14120 7095 237 7/64 10/108 29.93 3.01 59.5 12 8 1
ODIs 138 136 6911 6238 179 7/33 7/33 34.84 5.41 38.6 4 2 0
T20Is 55 53 1152 1650 64 5/18 5/18 25.78 8.59 18 0 1 0
First-class 99 181 20666 10333 380 8/27 10/108 27.19 3 54.3 17 17 1
List A 152 150 7638 6885 198 7/33 7/33 34.77 5.4 38.5 4 2 0
T20s 165 161 3515 4861 179 6/16 6/16 27.15 8.29 19.6 0 2 0

Early Career

Tim Southee excelled in cricket and rugby both when he was studying at Whangarei Boys’ High School. He played against Bangladesh in 2006 ICC Under-19 World Cup on 5 February, in Colombo, Sri Lanka. In that tournament, he also played against Pakistan, Ireland, the USA, and Nepal. Southee shot to fame at his Second ICC Under-19 World Cup, in Malaysia in 2008 where he grabbed a five-wicket haul and smashed 77 runs off of mere 40 balls. Everyone was bound to take notice of this evolving 19-year-old batsman when he ended up being the Man of the Tournament. In the same year of 2008, Southee made his ODI Debut where he took 16 wickets in his six initial games. By the age of 19, he had already played 13 oneday matches, two full Twenty20 Internationals for New Zealand. Tim Southee was New Zealand’s seventh-youngest test debutant.

International Career

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Southee is one of the youngest ever to play for his country and begin his international career. In the 2011 World Cup, hosted by India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, Tim Southee played a very important role as he was proclaimed to be the third-highest wicket-taker. With an excellent average of 17.33, Southee scalped 18 wickets and was also named as the 12th man as well as the only New Zealander in the ‘Team of the Tournament’. During the 2012- 13 season, the win of New Zealand over Srilanka was greatly impacted by Southee. He took 12 staggering wickets under the average of 14. A stamp of Southee is seen somewhere or the other in most of the wins of New Zealand.

Tim Southee has taken part and played in quite a few T20 Leagues across the globe from which, IPL (Indian Premier League) was one of the notable ones. He represented some of the rather big teams like the Mumbai Indians and the Chennai Super Kings. In his Indian Premier League debut in 2011, he helped the Chennai Super Kings be victorious over the Kolkata Knight Riders. Over the course of the last few years, injuries have plagued and affected Southee and impacted his white ball career. However, his reputation and his skills ensure his name and position a vital place in the team list.

Captaincy

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On 29 December 2017, Kane Williamson was ruled out due to an injury which resulted in Southee to be named the captain for the first T20I against West Indies. The team achieved a glorious victory under Tim Southee’s captaincy. He was again made the captain for New Zealand’s cricket team for the first T20I against Pakistan. Southee made his ODI captaincy debut for New Zealand during the ODI series against England due to the usual captain, Kate Williamson, being ruled out of the team for injury.

Developed into a genuine spearhead, Tim Southee mastered the skill of reading the surface quickly and his ability to adjust his pace, accordingly, over the years. He formed a staggering partnership with Trent Boult which is considered to be one of the best duos in the world. They have taken approximately 46 percent of all the wickets since 2013. With his experience which is invaluable, he mentors the other talented minds around him.

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