Full name Tim Southee
Born December 11, 1988, Whangarei, Northland
Current age 22 years 41 days
Major teams New Zealand, New Zealand Under-19s, Northern Districts
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Tim Southee Picture
Tim Southee Profile
New Zealand’s selectors monitored the progress of Tim Southee, a right-arm swing bowler, with great interest before handing him his Test debut against England in Napier while he was still 19. Southee responded with 5 for 55 before smashing 77 off 40 balls in the second innings with nine sixes to hint at a bright all-round future. He’s seemed destined for an international career from his early days. He made his first-class debut for Northern Districts at the age of 18 in late 2006-07 and the next season showed significant promise, claiming 6 for 68 in a particularly impressive effort against Auckland. Named in the squad for the Under-19 World Cup, Southee received a major boost when he was called into the senior set-up for New Zealand’s Twenty20 matches against England in early 2008. On debut, he took 1 for 38 in a losing cause at Eden Park. He was the second highest wicket-taker at the Under-19 World Cup in 2008 and won the Player-of-the-Tournament award for his 17 wickets which led New Zealand to the semi-finals. He’d barely had time to unpack his bags when a full call-up came his way and he didn’t disappoint.
* Out of 240 players in the 2008 Under-19 WC, Southee was the only one with international experience having played for NZ in T20s.
* He was the second highest wicket-taker in the 2008 Under-19 WC with 17 scalps and was also named ‘Player of the Tournament’.
* He is the only player in Test history to have hit 9 sixes on debut.
* He is one of only 6 New Zealand’s bowlers to take a 5-wicket haul on debut.
* At 19, he is the youngest Kiwi bowler to have taken a five-wicket haul against England in Tests.
* He is the second New Zealand player to take a five-wicket haul and score a half century on Test debut.
* On his T20 debut he created a record as the youngest debutant for NZ in the shortest format of the game.
* His 13 wickets in 5 matches vs England in 2008 is a record for a bowling debut in a two-team ODI series.
Tim Southee Batting, Fielding and Bowling
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Tim Southee Career
Tim Southee Test Matches
New Zealand Vs England at McLean Park, Napier – Mar 22, 2008
New Zealand Vs Pakistan at Basin Reserve, Wellington – Jan 15, 2011
Tim Southee ODI Matches
New Zealand Vs England at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street – Jun 15, 2008
New Zealand Vs India at MA Chidambaram Stadium (Chepauk), Chennai (Madras) – Dec 10, 2010
Tim Southee T20 Matches
New Zealand Vs England at Eden Park, Auckland – Feb 05, 2008
New Zealand Vs Pakistan at AMI Stadium, Christchurch – Dec 30, 2010
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