Mitchell Josef Santner
(New Zealand Cricketer)
Mitchell Santner had big shoes to fill when he was drafted in New Zealand’s squad following the departure of champion bowler Daniel Vettori, with the Black Caps looking for a left-arm spin options.
Since debuting in 2015, Santner has made a reputation for himself with strong all-round performances. Basis his stellar form early in 2018, the New Zealander earned an IPL contract with Chennai Super Kings but could not take part in the competition after suffering an injury.
|Weight (approx.):||75 kg|
|Eye Colour:||Dark Brown|
|Hair Colour:||Light Brown|
|Date of Birth:||5 February 1992|
|Age (as on 2018):||26 years|
|Birth Place:||Hamilton, New Zealand|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Aquarius|
|School:||Hamilton Boys’ High School|
|College:||Waikato University, Hamilton|
|Educational Qualifications:||Mechanical Engineering|
|Test:||27 November 2015 v Australia|
|ODI:||9 June 2015 v England|
|Jersey Number:||#74 (New Zealand)|
|Domestic/State Team:||Northern Districts, Worcestershire|
|Nature on field:||Calm|
|Likes to play against:||NA|
|Career Turning Point|
Santner was called up to represent New Zealand when Daniel Vettori retired from the game. The cricket board looked at him as a like-for-like replacement of the left-arm spinner.
|Favourite Batsmen:||MS Dhoni|
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||NA|
|Favourite sports personalities:||NA|
|Favourite Food:||Beef Burger|
|Favourite Actors:||Shah Rukh Khan|
|Favourite Films/TV Show:||Game of Thrones|
|Cars Collection:||Lexus RX 430h, BMW|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Test Fee:||INR 5 lakh|
|ODI Fee:||INR 2 lakh|
|Lesser Known Facts|
- Mitchell Santner, together with Jeetan Patel, opened the bowling in the first innings of 4th ODI v South Africa in 2017. In doing so, the duo became the first pair of spinners in the history of ODIs.
- Santner is the first player to make Test debut in a Day Night Test.
- Santner smacked the first ball of his Test career for four.
- Santner has a mechanical engineering degree from Waikato University.
- Santer was a scratch golfer a few years ago, and still tries his hand at the sport.
- Santner was a medium pace bowler initially and switched to spin at age 15.