Picture of Ian Butler

Ian Butler

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast
Played for:
New Zealand, Gloucestershire, Kent, Northern Districts, North Island, Nottinghamshire, New Zealand A, Otago, Otago, New Zealand Under-19, New Zealand XI
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
86
Home country:
New Zealand
Born:
November 24, 1981, Middlemore, Auckland

Profile

Tall and fast, New Zealand’s Ian Butler did not make his international debut until 2002 when Kiwi speedster Shane Bond was ruled out due to an injury. Known for generating extra bounce from surfaces, he has become an important member of a Kiwi side that periodically punches above its weight.

After a dismal Test tour of England in 2004, where Butler picked up only seven wickets in four Tests, he was dropped and was not seen again in international cricket until 2009. Like fellow team mate Bond, he suffered from recurrent back injuries and has since then avoided the longer format of the game in order to prolong his career. Stronger domestic performances brought him back onto the radar of the national selectors, and he rewarded their confidence by claiming the most number of wickets by a Kiwi bowler at the 2009 World Twenty20. He was then included in the ODI side, but stayed away from Tests. At a time when New Zealand are struggling to find good and consistent pacers, a solid bowler like Butler is essential to the team’s success.


 


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 8 10 76 2 9.5 46.62 0 0 26
ODI 26 13 84 5 10.5 54.54 0 0 25
T20 19 6 5 5 5 50 0 0 2*
CLT20 5 4 36 0 9 116.12 0 0 25
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 8 14 1368 884 24 6/46 / 36.83 3.87 1 1 0 51
ODI 26 25 1109 1038 28 4/44 / 37.07 5.61 1 0 0 60
T20 19 18 358 481 23 3/19 / 20.91 8.06 0 0 0 8
CLT20 5 5 106 201 4 3/47 / 50.25 11.37 0 0 0 7
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 4 0 1
ODI 8 0 1
T20 3 0 0
CLT20 1 0 1

Career

Span:
Test:
2002-2004
 
ODI:
2002-2010
 
T20:
2009-2013
 
CLT20:
2009-2013
Test
Debut:
New Zealand Vs England at Jade Stadium (Lancaster Park), Christchurch - Mar 13, 2002
Last played:
New Zealand Vs Bangladesh at Bangabandhu National Stadium, Dhaka - Oct 19, 2004
ODI
Debut:
New Zealand Vs England at Jade Stadium (Lancaster Park), Christchurch - Feb 13, 2002
Last played:
New Zealand Vs Bangladesh at AMI Stadium, Christchurch - Feb 11, 2010
T20
Debut:
New Zealand Vs Australia at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Feb 15, 2009
Last played:
New Zealand Vs England at The Oval, London - Jun 27, 2013
CLT20
Debut:
Otago Vs Cape Cobras at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad - Oct 10, 2009
Last played:
Otago Vs Rajasthan at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur - Oct 01, 2013
SEARCH PLAYERS: