Full Name Bradley-John Watling
Born July 9, 1985
Durban, South Africa
Age 32 Years, 10 Months, 15 Days
National Side New Zealand
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling -
Batting Rank Test - 41, ODI - NA, T20I - NA, CL - NA
Bowling Rank Test - NA, ODI - NA, T20I - NA, CL - NA
Teams Played New Zealand, Northern Districts, New Zealand A, New Zealand, New Zealand XI
Man of the Match Test - 1, ODI - 0, T20I - 0, CL - 0,
Career Span [Test, 2009 - 2018], [ODI, 2010 - 2016], [T20I, 2009 - 2014], [CL, 2014],

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.

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BJ Watling Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 54 87 13 2837 142* v SL 6 14 335 7 38.33 43.65 180 6
ODI 27 25 2 573 96* v SL 0 5 58 3 24.91 68.37 20 0
T20I 5 4 0 38 22 v PAK 0 0 3 0 9.50 65.51 3 0
CL 4 4 0 78 32 v COB 0 0 8 2 19.50 121.87 - -

Bowling Performance

  I O M R W Best 3w 5w Avg E/R S/R
Test 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ODI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20I 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
CL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

BJ Watling 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.

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