Personal Information

Full NameBradley-John Watling
BornJuly 9, 1985 Durban, Natal
Age37 Years, 10 Months, 27 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.