(New Zealand Cricketer)
One of the most endearing sights of the 2010s has been Tim Southee running in, landing the ball on the leg-stump line and hitting the top of off-stump. One-half of one of the most potent fast bowling pairs alongside Trent Boult announced his arrival to International cricket on the back of hugely successful 2008 U-19 World Cup where he emerged as the Player of the tournament.
With 458 wickets in 243 international matches across formats, Southee has been the cornerstone for much of New Zealand’s success in the past ten years. He was New Zealand’s leading wicket-taker (18 wickets at 17.33) in his side’s semi-final finish at the 2011 World Cup and was again at the top of his mark again four years later wherein a sensational spell of swing and seam bowling (7-37) against the English.
Apart from international cricket, Southee has played in various T20 leagues, notably the IPL where he has represented franchises like the Chennai Super Kings and the Mumbai Indians. In the 2018 season of the IPL, Southee played under Virat Kohli for the Royal Challengers Bangalore.
|Nickname:||Timmy and TNT|
|Profession:||New Zealand Cricketer (Fast bowler)|
|Weight (approx.):||78 kg|
|Eye Colour:||Light Blue|
|Date of Birth:||December 11, 1988|
|Age (as on 2018):||29|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Sagittarious|
|School||Whangarei Boys’ High School, Whangarei|
|College||Kings’ College, Auckland|
|Test:||March 22, 2008, vs England at Napier|
|ODI:||June 15, 2008, vs England at Chester-le-Street|
|T201:||February 5, 2008, vs England at Auckland|
|Jersey Number:||#38 (NZ), #38 (IPL)|
|Domestic/State Team:||New Zealand, Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|Nature on the field:||Aggressive|
|Likes to Play against|
|Career Turning Point|
- Southee announced his arrival to International cricket on the back of hugely successful 2008 U-19 World Cup where he emerged as the Player of the tournament.
|Favourite Batsmen:||Stephen Fleming, Brendon McCullum|
|Favourite Bowlers:||Daniel Vettori and Shane Bond|
|Favourite Football Team:||N/A|
|Favourite sports personalities:||N/A|
|Favourite TV Shows:||NA|
|Smoking/Alcohol:||Not Known/ Not Known|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Awards and recognitions|
- Southee was the Player of the tournament in the 2008 U-19 World Cup.
- His 7-37 against England in the 2015 World Cup remans his best ODI performance.
|Lesser Known Facts|
- Southee’s forst international wuicket was former English captain Paul Colliingwood.
- Apart from cricket, Southee was an excellent Rugby player.
- Southee’s worst bowling figures of 105 in 10 overs came in 2009 agaibst India when Tendulkar demolished the Kwi attack with a pulsating 168 off 113 balls.