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Mitchell Santner

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NameMitchell Santner
BornFebruary 05, 1992
Hamilton
Age27 years 281 days
TeamsNew Zealand, Northern Knights, Worcestershire, Chennai Super Kings, New Zealand XI
Nickname
Bat StyleLeft Handed Bat
Bowl StyleLeft-arm orthodox
Batting Statistics
Batting Statistics for Mitchell Santner. Profile Updated On 13 Wednesday November 2019 093023000000
TestODIT20IIPL
Mat1869394
Inn2354272
Runs56089826332
Avg24.3527.2115.4732
SR41.9287.95128.29139.13
HS73673722
NO21101
100s
50s22
4s706222
6s102673
Bowling Statistics
Bowling Statistics for Mitchell Santner. Profile Updated On 13 Wednesday November 2019 093023000000
TestODIT20IIPL
Mth1869394
Inn2964384
Balls2846307977384
Runs1329251092894
Wkt3469494
BBI60 / 350 / 511 / 413 / 2
BBM173 / 550 / 511 / 413 / 2
Eco2.84.897.26.71
Avg39.0936.3818.9423.5
5W1
10W
Profile
Profile for Mitchell Santner. Profile Updated On 13 Wednesday November 2019 093023000000
Santner got his chance to represent New Zealand once Daniel Vettori decided to retire from the game. He is a like-for-like replacement of the veteran. Having played only 19 List A matches for Northern Districts, the selectors saw the potential in him and fast-tracked him to the national side. Santner was sent on the England tour to play a couple of practice games as some of the Kiwi players were absent due to their IPL commitments.

In only his first game on English soil, Santner impressed everyone, not with the ball, but with the bat. The youngster scored 27 and 94 in the two innings. He was part of the Test squad, but didn't get an opportunity. However, he made his way in the side during the ODI series. He played all 5 matches - picked up 7 wickets and scored 97 runs. Though New Zealand lost the series 3-2, Santner was one of the positives to have come out. He, along with Ish Sodhi, makes New Zealand a decent spin attack these days.

Since his debut, Santner has been an impressive prospect although the 2016-17 season has been a bit tough for the young man. Despite all the obvious talent, Santner has struggled to come to terms with what his stronger suit is. While some feel that he is a clever bowler who can bat a bit, it isn't wrong to call him a proper batsman considering this technique and temperament. For now, he is in the side as a bits-and-pieces cricketer who can do a bit of both. While this works in the shorter formats, it certainly won't merit his selection in red-ball cricket.

Santner's batting particularly dipped during the 2016-17 phase while his bowling hasn't been that effective either. The emergence of spinners like Todd Astle and Ish Sodhi means that Santner will have to be on his toes to keep his spot in the side. While those leg spinners are better matchwinners with the ball, Santner's all-rounder prowess does give him an edge. However, if he continues to struggle with the bat, that would count for little. Santner did start 2018 brightly though and the IPL selection by CSK boosted him further, only for an injury to rule him out for a major part of the year. Considered by many as the next Daniel Vettori, the legend himself has rated Santner highly and hopes that the all-rounder can end up as one of the country's finest cricketers.

World Cup 2019 - What to expect

With conditions in England conducive for seamers, New Zealand might go in with just one spinner. So, it's either going to be Ish Sodhi or Mitchell Santner. No doubt, Santner can chip in with his batting contributions down the order, but the Blackcaps would want him to get wickets in the middle overs at the same time. Looking at how the pitches have behaved in English conditions of late, most of the matches are going to be high scoring ones. If spinners manage to get the wickets only then will teams be able to stem the flow of runs. Santner's ODI average is on the higher side but he has been economical in the 50-over format. If the left-arm spinner manages to keep the pressure on from his end, other bowlers might get wickets from the other end. With as many as three all-rounders (de Grandhomme, Neesham, Santner) - it's going to be a tough call for the team management when it comes to selecting the final XI.

By Hariprasad Sadanandan
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