Full Name Michael Papps
Born July 2, 1979
Christchurch, Canterbury
Age 37 Years, 6 Months, 23 Days
National Side New Zealand
Batting Style Right Handed
Bowling -
Teams Played New Zealand, Canterbury, NZ Academy, New Zealand A, South Island, South Island, Wellington, New Zealand
Man of the Match Test - 0, ODI - 1,
Career Span [Test, 2004 - 2007], [ODI, 2004 - 2005],

Michael Papps is a short, stylish but not a dasher style of opening batsman. He rose through the junior level to make into the state team. After a prolific run-scoring 2003-04 season in the domestic circuit, Papps made into an entry into the New Zealand team. He made an impressive start to his career but an injury ruled him out of the international arena for a couple of years.

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Michael Papps Overall Stats

Batting & Fielding Performance

  M I N/O R HS 100s 50s 4s 6s Avg S/R Ct St
Test 8 16 1 246 86 v ENG 0 2 37 0 16.40 35.34 11 0
ODI 6 6 2 207 92* v SA 0 2 24 0 51.75 60.52 1 0

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

Michael Papps Profile

Michael Papps is a short, stylish but not a dasher style of opening batsman. He rose through the junior level to make into the state team. After a prolific run-scoring 2003-04 season in the domestic circuit, Papps made into an entry into the New Zealand team. He made an impressive start to his career but an injury ruled him out of the international arena for a couple of years.

He has great footwork and the ability to milk the bowlers around the corners for singles and doubles. Being short in stature, Papps likes to pull and hook the ball and is not scared of hostile quick bowling. The 28-year old is an agile fielder which makes an exciting prospect to watch on the field.

In years to come, Papps can be the answer to New Zealand's long-running search for a capable opening batsman if he maintains consistency and remains injury-free.

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