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Bradley Watling

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
-
Played for:
New Zealand, Northern Districts, New Zealand A, New Zealand Under-19, New Zealand XI
Roles played:
WicketKeeper
ICC Rank:
Batting:
23
Bowling:
0
Home country:
New Zealand
Born:
July 09, 1985, Durban, South Africa

Profile

Born in South Africa, young Bradley Watling moved to New Zealand at the age of ten. The right-handed batsman and full-time keeper has an impressive temperament and an array of strokes in his arsenal. Former New Zealand players, including former keeper, Ian Smith, have rated Watling very highly, both as a batsman and as a glove-man and believe that he has a very bright future for New Zealand.

A representative of the Under-19 New Zealand team, the youngster made his debut for Northern Districts in 2004 but it was not until his third season with the outfit that he made a major impact and emerged as one of the team’s best players. A wonderful 2008-09 One-day State Shield competition earned him a place in the Black Caps' ODI squad to face Pakistan in UAE. But after being a spectator for the entire series, he made his much-anticipated debut in 2010 against Sri Lanka where, while opening the innings he scored a patient 55 against a strong attack. His Test debut, however, had come much earlier against Pakistan in 2009. Failing in the first innings, he redeemed himself in the 2nd innings with a neat half century.

It took time for Watling to settle in to the Kiwi outfit though and it was not until 2012-13 that he began featuring as a regular in the Test team as a wicket-keeper. Brendon McCullum's worries with his back and his decision to quit wicket-keeping in December 2013 opens up new opportunities for Watling to be a regular member in the shorter formats as well.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 31 53 1832 8 40.71 43.96 5 10 142*
ODI 22 20 528 2 29.33 68.83 0 5 96*
T20 5 4 38 0 9.50 65.51 0 0 22
CLT20 4 4 78 0 19.50 121.87 0 0 32
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 95 3 1
ODI 16 0 0
T20 3 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2009-2015
 
ODI:
2010-2013
 
T20:
2009-2014
 
CLT20:
2014-2014
Test
Debut:
New Zealand Vs Pakistan at McLean Park, Napier - Dec 11, 2009
Last played:
New Zealand Vs England at Headingley, Leeds - May 29, 2015
ODI
Debut:
New Zealand Vs Sri Lanka at Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Rangiri - Aug 13, 2010
Last played:
New Zealand Vs England at Eden Park, Auckland - Feb 23, 2013
T20
Debut:
New Zealand Vs Pakistan at Dubai Sports City Cricket Stadium, Dubai - Nov 12, 2009
Last played:
New Zealand Vs West Indies at Windsor Park, Roseau, Dominica - Jul 06, 2014
CLT20
Debut:
Northern Districts Vs Cape Cobras at Shaheed Veer Narayan Singh International Stadium, Raipur - Sep 19, 2014
Last played:
Northern Districts Vs Barbados Tridents at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - Sep 30, 2014
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