Personal Information

Full NameBradley-John Watling
BornJuly 9, 1985 Durban, Natal
Age38 Years, 7 Months, 26 Days
National SideNew Zealand
Batting StyleRight Handed



Man of the Match

TestODIT20World CupCL

Career Information

Teams PlayedNew Zealand, Durham, Northern Districts, New Zealand A, New Zealand Under-19, New Zealand XI
Career Span

Bradley-John Watling Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

74116163789205 v ENG819429837.8942.612628102
2825257396* v SL0558324.9168.3720034
5403822 v PAK00309.5065.513001
76013153 v LIO0115321.83124.765010

Bowling Performance


Bradley-John 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.