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Tim Southee

Tim Southee is a New Zealand international cricketer. Who represents the New Zealand cricket team in all formats of the game. In addition, he is the Test captain and vice-captain in the Twenty20 Internationals. Hence, He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler and a powerful lower-order batsman.

Further, The third New Zealand bowler to reach 300 Test wickets. He was among of the country’s junior cricketers, making his debut at 19 years old in February 2008. In his Test debut over England, he got five wickets and scored 77 from 40 balls in the second innings.

However, He competes with Northern Districts in the Plunket Shield. Also, Ford Trophy, and Super Smash, as well as Northland in the Hawke Cup.  He was selected New Zealand’s captain for their initial T20I against the West Indies, replacing Kane Williamson. Who had a break for that game. Hence, The Blackcaps won that match by 47 runs.

Tim Southee
Tim Southee

Tim Southee Personal Information

Full nameTimothy Grant Southee
Born11 December 1988  
Age35 years
Bowling StyleRight arm fast medium
Batting StyleRight hand Bat
Playing roleBowling All-rounder
Birth placeWhangarai, Northland, New Zealand
International information 
National sideNew Zealand (2008-present)
ODI shirt no.38
T20I shirt no.38

Furthermore, Southee was a member of New Zealand’s winning team in the 2019-2021 ICC World Test Championship. Southee now has the highest recorded international test batting strike rate across batters with at least 2000 test runs. Hence, His hitting career strike rate is 83.12.

Further, Southee is well-known for his fast late outswing. Later, with off-cutting slower balls that resembled a faster off-spinner on a damp surface and death bowling. He was the third-highest wicket-taker in the 2011 ICC World Cup.

Hence, He also performed well at the 2015 ICC World Cup. Taking seven wickets in a round-robin league game versus England. The performance became Wisden’s ODI spell of the decade.

Early and Personal Life Tim Southee

Southee grew up in Whangarai, New Zealand, and raised in Northland. He attended Whangarei Boys’ schooling and King’s College, Auckland. During school, he excelled in both cricket and rugby. Hence, playing official rugby for the Auckland Secondary School and Northern Region teams. Southee got married to Brya Fahy.However, The couple has two daughters.

International Youth Representative

From 2006 to 2009, Southee represented New Zealand at the under-19 level. His under-19 career comprised 13 one-day matches, ten of which were at ICC Under-19 World Cups. As well as a draw in a three-match Youth Test series with India in early 2007.Hence, His most recent youth performance was at the 2008 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup. Where he was famous player of the tournament.

Furthermore, Southee made his ICC Under-19 World Cup debut against Bangladesh on February 5, 2006, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at the age of 17. Moreover, He also faced Pakistan, Ireland, the United States, and Nepal in that tournament. He finished with 5 wickets at an average of 38.8 and 113 runs at 22.6. New Zealand defeated the Plate Final to Nepal.

International career of Tim Southee

Southee started his international career as one of the youngest players to represent New Zealand. However, He has become a regular member of the international team in all three formats: Twenty20, one-day internationals, and test matches.

Tim Southee
Tim Southee

Tim Southee stats

Recent Match

New Zealand vs PakistanChristchurchT20I # 2437
New Zealand vs PakistanDunedinT20I # 2434
New Zealand vs Pakistan5*HamiltonT20I # 2430
New Zealand vs Pakistan6*AucklandT20I # 2429
Northern Dis vs Otago1HamiltonT20
Recent Match

Last/debut Matches of Tim Southee

T20I Matches

DebutNew Zealand vs England at Auckland – 5 Feb , 2008
LastNew Zealand vs Pakistan at Christchurch – 19 Jan , 2024
T20I Match

FC Matches

DebutOtago vs Northern Dis at Dunedin – 19 – 22 Feb , 2007
LastBangladesh vs New Zealand at Mirpur – 6 – 9 Dec , 2023
FC Matches

T20 Matches

DebutNorthern Dis vs Central D at Hamilton – 13 Jan , 2007
LastNew Zealand vs Pakistan at Christchurch – 19  Jan , 2024
T20 Matches


Southee served as the stand-in captain for the first T20I against the West Indies. While, On December 29, 2017, he made his T20I debut as captain. Under his leadership, New Zealand won the game. Moreover, Southee again captained New Zealand in the first T20I against Pakistan. While Kane Williamson was ruled out due to injury. New Zealand won the match by seven wickets.

Furthermore, Southee was selected captain for the home ODI series against England .After regular captain Kane Williamson was injured and dropped from the squad. Southee made his one-day international captaincy debut for New Zealand against England on February 28.

Hence, In April 2019, he was chosen New Zealand’s Vice-Captain for the 2019 Cricket World Cup. In August 2019, he was selected New Zealand’s stand-in T20I captain against Sri Lanka. While, regular captain Kane Williamson was rested. Kane Williamson was forced to withdraw from the T20I series against England in October 2019 owing to a hip injury, and Southee was named captain.

However, after losing the first Test, New Zealand won by a single run over England on February 28th, 2023. This came when New Zealand was urged to follow up. Moreover, they became the 2nd team, after the West Indies, to win a Test match by this margin. And only the fourth side to win after following-on.

Tim Southee
Tim Southee


  1. Tim Southee is what style of bowler?

Tim Southee, a right-arm swing bowler, debuted on the international stage in grand manner.

  • How tall is Southee?

His height is 1.91 meters.

  • Will Tim Southee play in the 2023 World Cup?

New Zealand’s captain, Tom Latham, has announced that renowned fast bowler Tim Southee is fit and ready for the crucial World Cup match over India in Dharamsala.

  • Who is the Tim Southee wife?

Southee is married to Brya Fahy.

  • How much is the net worth of Tim Southee?

Tim Southee is a New Zealand cricketer with a net worth of approximately $6 million.

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