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Personal Information

Full NameIan Gareth Butler
BornNovember 24, 1981 Middlemore, Auckland
Age40 Years, 0 Months, 9 Days
National SideNew Zealand
Batting StyleRight Handed
BowlingRight-arm fast
SportCricket

Ranking

TestODIT20
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Man of the Match

TestODIT20World CupCL
002-0

Career Information

Teams PlayedNew Zealand, Gloucestershire, Kent, Northern Districts, Northamptonshire, North Island, Nottinghamshire, New Zealand A, Otago, Otago, New Zealand Under-19, New Zealand XI
Career Span

Ian Gareth Butler Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

MIN/ORHS100s50s4s6sAVGS/RCTSTDucksR/O
Test
81027626 v WI001019.5046.6240
ODI
261358425 v SL006210.5054.5480
T20I
196552* v SL00005.0050.0030
CL
5403625 v RR00239.00116.1210

Bowling Performance

IOMRWBest3s5sAVGE/RS/RMtc
Test
1422837884246/46 v PAK2136.833.8757.00
ODI
25184.561038284/44 v PAK3037.075.6139.60
T20I
1859.41481233/19 v SCO3020.918.0615.56
CL
517.4020143/47 v PER1050.2511.3726.50

Ian Gareth Butler Profile

Tall and fast, New Zealand’s Ian Butler did not make his international debut until 2002 when Kiwi speedster Shane Bond was ruled out due to an injury. Known for generating extra bounce from surfaces, he has become an important member of a Kiwi side that periodically punches above its weight.

After a dismal Test tour of England in 2004, where Butler picked up only seven wickets in four Tests, he was dropped and was not seen again in international cricket until 2009. Like fellow team mate Bond, he suffered from recurrent back injuries and has since then avoided the longer format of the game in order to prolong his career. Stronger domestic performances brought him back onto the radar of the national selectors, and he rewarded their confidence by claiming the most number of wickets by a Kiwi bowler at the 2009 World Twenty20. He was then included in the ODI side, but stayed away from Tests. At a time when New Zealand are struggling to find good and consistent pacers, a solid bowler like Butler is essential to the team’s success.