Personal Information

Full Name Bradley-John Watling
Born July 9, 1985 Durban, Natal
Age 38 Years, 11 Months, 7 Days
National Side New Zealand
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling -
Sport Cricket


Test ODI T20
Batting 28 - -
Bowling - - -

Man of the Match

Test ODI T20 World Cup CL
2 0 0 - 0

Career Information

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

Bradley-John Watling Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s AVG S/R CT ST Ducks R/O
74 116 16 3789 205 v ENG 8 19 429 8 37.89 42.61 262 8 10 2
28 25 2 573 96* v SL 0 5 58 3 24.91 68.37 20 0 3 4
5 4 0 38 22 v PAK 0 0 3 0 9.50 65.51 3 0 0 1
7 6 0 131 53 v LIO 0 1 15 3 21.83 124.76 5 0 1 0

Bowling Performance

I O M R W Best 3s 5s AVG E/R S/R Mtc

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.