Picture of Luke Woodcock

Luke Woodcock

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Slow left-arm orthodox
Played for:
New Zealand, New Zealand A, Wellington
Roles played:
Home country:
New Zealand
March 19, 1982, Wellington


Consistent performances notwithstanding, New Zealand’s experimentation policy just ahead of the 2011 World Cup led to Luke Woodcock’s call-up to the T20I side for the series against Pakistan in December 2010.

The Wellington-born player made his first-class debut way back in 2001 but it was to be a number of years before he started playing to his full potential. It began with some fine all-round performances in the 2008-09 season with the following year leaving little doubts that he had come of age. In an otherwise miserable tenure for Wellington, the all-rounder proved to be the shining light as he went on to score prolifically in all formats of the game, the likes of which included a mammoth, unbeaten 220 in a first-class game against Central Districts.

Woodcock also proved his utility as an attacking left arm spinner and two years of steady performances were finally rewarded with a call-up to the national side. The vast domestic experience will hold him in good stead as he takes his first baby steps in international cricket but beyond that only performances will determine if he manages to survive at the highest level.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 4 2 14 1 14 63.63 0 0 11
T20 3 0 0 - 0 0 0
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 4 4 164 155 3 2/58 / 51.66 5.67 0 0 0 2
T20 3 3 60 70 1 1/30 / 70 7 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
T20 1 0 0


New Zealand Vs Pakistan at AMI Stadium, Christchurch - Jan 29, 2011
Last played:
New Zealand Vs Zimbabwe at Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo - Oct 25, 2011
New Zealand Vs Pakistan at Seddon Park, Hamilton - Dec 28, 2010
Last played:
New Zealand Vs Zimbabwe at Harare Sports Club, Harare - Oct 17, 2011