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Gareth Hopkins

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
-
Played for:
New Zealand, Auckland Aces
Roles played:
WicketKeeper
Home country:
New Zealand
Born:
November 24, 1976, Lower Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand

Profile

Known to have a safe pair of hands behind the stumps and regarded as a handy bet with the willow, Gareth Hopkins has cemented his place in the New Zealand Test side thanks to Brendon McCullum giving up the keepers’ gloves to focus on his batting.

Hopkins played domestic cricket for an array of clubs, comprising Nothern Districts, Canterbury and Otago, but had his biggest stint was captaining Auckland. The man from Lower Hutt, Wellington made his debut for the Black Caps during a 2004 tour to England, where he played five ODIs and kept wickets instead of Brendon McCullum.

Hopkins then found himself in and out of the side, but a fantastic 2007 domestic season in which he scored 514 first-class runs at 85.66 saw him earn a central contract and a place in the inaugural World Twenty20 squad. In 2008, he made his Test debut against England once again as a replacement to his counterpart McCullum, who missed out due to a back injury.
 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 4 7 71 1 11.83 25.63 0 0 15
ODI 25 17 236 1 14.75 75.88 0 0 45
T20 10 8 86 0 10.75 121.12 0 0 36
CLT20 3 2 17 0 8.5 70.83 0 0 9
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 9 0 0
ODI 27 1 3
T20 4 2 1
CLT20 1 0 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
CLT20 3 1 2 0 0 33.33

Career

Span:
Test:
2008-2010
 
ODI:
2004-2010
 
T20:
2007-2010
 
CLT20:
2012-2012
Test
Debut:
New Zealand Vs England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham - Jun 05, 2008
Last played:
New Zealand Vs India at Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, Nagpur - Nov 20, 2010
ODI
Debut:
New Zealand Vs England at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street - Jun 29, 2004
Last played:
New Zealand Vs India at Reliance Stadium, Vadodara - Dec 04, 2010
T20
Debut:
New Zealand Vs South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Nov 23, 2007
Last played:
New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka at Central Broward Regional Park Stadium, Lauderhill, Florida - May 23, 2010
CLT20
Debut:
Auckland Aces Vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Newlands, Cape Town - Oct 15, 2012
Last played:
Auckland Aces Vs Perth Scorchers at SuperSport Park, Centurion - Oct 23, 2012
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