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Mitchell Santner, Man of the Match, NZ vs NED

Man of the Match, Mitchell Santner, Match 6, NZ vs NED, ICC CWC2023

Mitchell Santner’s performance earned him the title of “Men of the Match” in the recent New Zealand vs. Netherlands match. He grabbed five wickets in this match. In truth, he has performed well in previous encounters. So, congratulations on his excellent achievement.

Mitchell Santner is a New Zealand international cricketer who plays in all formats. Domestically, he is a member of the Northern Districts cricket squad. Moreover, He is a left-handed batting all-rounder who bowls slow left-arm orthodox spin. Also, He was a part of New Zealand’s highest 7th wicket partnership in Tests.

While, the retirement of Daniel Vettori during the World Cup, he was named to the one-day team for the tour of England. Hence, New Zealand was looking for another left-arm spin alternative. Santner was brought in to fill in for the players that were away at the IPL. Nevertheless, he made a fast impression with a well-crafted 94 against Somerset on tour. Hence, He made his ODI debut at Edgbaston after only 19 List A games for Northern Districts.

Mitchell Santner
Mitchell Santner

Personal Information of Mitchell Santner

Full nameMitchell Josef Santner
Born5 Feb, 1992, Hamilton
RelationsEH Santner (brother)
height6 feet
Batting styleLeft hand Bat
Bowling styleSlow Left arm Orthodox
Playing roleBowling All-rounder
International information 
National sideNew Zealand (2015 present)
Test debutNov 27,2015 (Australia)
Last testJune 2,2021 (England)
ODI debutJune 9,2015 (England )
Last ODIJan 24,2023 (India)
ODI shirt no74
T20I debutJune 23,2015 (England )
Last T20ISep 5,2023 (England )
T20I shirt no74
Personal & International Information

Mitchell Santner in Chennai Super King

His performances were outstanding. Hence, in the 2019 IPL, he was acquired by the Chennai Super Kings to play under Stephen Fleming. He won a game against Rajasthan by scoring a six off the final ball. Moreover, In the IPL final versus Mumbai, he got 2 for 13 from 4 overs. Including Rohit Sharma’s prized scalp.

Test century

Later that year, he scored his first Test century in a historic partnership with BJ Watling. Further, the 261 they added was the best seventh wicket stand in New Zealand history. They also contributed to their team’s highest Test total against England, 615-9. Moreover, His three wickets in England’s second innings were also new Test-best statistics. Also contributed to New Zealand’s innings victory.

International Career

Santner was picked to New Zealand’s limited-overs squad for the tour of England in April 2015. However, On June 9, 2015, he made his One Day International debut for New Zealand. Furthermore, His maiden international wicket came when he caught debutant Sam Billings for three runs. During the fourth ODI of the same series, he smashed 28 runs off Adil Rashid in one over, the second greatest number of runs off one over ever recorded in England. Moreover, On June 23, 2015, he made his Twenty20 International debut in the same series.

Santner made his debut against Australia on November 27, 2015. Hence, this was also the initial day or night Test. He was also one of the earliest players in history who made his debut in a test in a Day Night Test Match, against Australia. Also, He got a boundary on his first Test ball.

Premier spin bowler

Santner was selected for the New Zealand team as a premier spin bowler, alongside Nathan McCullum. Hence, he was on his final international tour. Santner was named player of the match in the opening match with host India for his outstanding bowling exploits. Furthermore, which helped his team win by 47 runs. Hence, His bowling figures of 4 for 11 are also the greatest by a New Zealand spinner in World Twenty20.

BJ Watling

Santner earned his first test century against England in November 2019 at Bay Oval. His 261-run stand with BJ Watling established New Zealand’s greatest ever 7th wicket partnership in test cricket. He also grabbed three wickets in the second innings. He became New Zealand’s first wicket-taker on home soil. 

Mitchell Santner
Mitchell Santner

ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

Santner was picked to New Zealand’s squad for the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in August 2021.

Chennai Super King

In the 2022 Indian Premier League auction, he got acquired by the Chennai Super Kings in the month of February 2022.

Texas Super King

Santner signed the Texas Super Kings for the inaugural season of Major League Cricket in June 2023, shortly after winning the IPL with the Chennai Super Kings.

Career Stats of Mitchell Santner

Mitchell Santner in Recent Match

Netherland vs New Zealand365/59HyderabadODI # 4663
England vs new Zealand2/37AhmedabadODI # 4658
South Africa vs new Zealand161/29ThiruvananthapuramOTHEROD
Pakistan vs new Zealand12/39HyderabadOTHEROD
England vs new Zealand41/38SouthamptonODI # 4640
Recent Match Stats of Mitchell Santner

Last/debut Matches of Mitchell Santner

Test match

DebutNew Zealand vs Australia vs at Adelaide – 27-29 nov , 2015
LastNew Zealand vs England at Lord’s – 2- 6 June , 2021
Test Match

ODI Matches

DebutNew Zealand vs England at Birmingham – 9 June, 2015
LastNetherlands vs new Zealand at Hyderabad –  9 October , 2023
ODI Match

T20I Matches

DebutNew Zealand vs England Manchester – 23 June , 2015
LastNew Zealand vs England at Nottingham – 5 Sep , 2023
T20I Match

FC Matches

DebutOtago vs Northern Dis at Dunedin – 20-23 November, 2011
LastWellington vs Northern Dis at Hamilton – 13-16 March, 2023
FC Match

T20 Matches

DebutCape Cobras vs Northern Dis  at Raipur – 19 Sep , 2014
LastNew Zealand vs England Nottingham – 5 Sep , 2023
T20 Match
Mitchell Santner
Mitchell Santner

FAQs about Mitchell Santner

  1. Is Mitchell Santner a capable batter?

While some consider him a skilled bowler. hence, who can bat a little, given his technique and attitude. Moreover, he is a legitimate hitter.

  • Mitchell Santner is a golfer, right?

Santner mentions in his Instagram bio that he is a part-time cricketer and a full-time golfer.

  • Is Mitchell Santner going to play in the IPL in 2023?

He played his final IPL encounter against Mumbai on April 20, 2023, at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai, India, hitting 0 runs off 0 balls.

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