Hamish Bennett Biography
Hamish Kyle Bennett is a New Zealand international cricketer who was born on 22 February 1987 in Timaru, New Zealand.
He has played Test and One day international cricket for his side.
He is a right-arm medium fast bowler who bats left handed in the lower order.
In 2005, Bennett started his career by representing Canterbury Cricket team.
Due to noteworthy performance in domestic cricket, he got a chance to represent New Zealand in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup which was held in Sri Lanka.
In October 2010, Bennett made his ODI debut against Bangladesh where he was New Zealand's best performing bowler by taking three wickets.
He made a promising start to his career with 20 wickets in his first 12 matches at an average of just over 20.
He also made his Test debut against India in 2010 but after bowling fifteen wicketless overs in the first innings, he was unable to bowl in the second innings as he was hampered by an injury.
After being sidelined for two years due to a serious back injury, Bennett made a comeback to the national side, when he played the 3rd ODI against India at Auckland in January, 2014.
He played two games in that series and picked up 3 wickets but was overlooked for the T20 World Cup in Bangladesh.
Rise to Glory
Bennett got a call-up for New Zealand ODI team after his successful performance in domestic cricket for Canterbury.
He started his career on a positive note and was eventually selected for the ICC World Cup 2011 which was held in Indian subcontinent.
He took 4 wickets against Kenya in Chennai where he was adjudged the man of the match.
Struggling to get in the national side, Bennett got a call-up for the New Zealand ODI squad for the tri-series in Ireland due to his bucket load of wickets in the domestic cricket and a lot of the senior players being rested.
Still trying to get a foothold in international cricket, Bennett has constantly been plagued by injuries, which is the main reason for him getting overlooked by the national selectors.
The injury-prone Bennett is a vital cog of Canterbury's attack.
In the 2016-17 season, Bennett played an important role for Canterbury to win the double Plunket Shield as well as the Ford Trophy.
Bennett appeared for 14 ODI matches for his side and took 23 wickets with an average of 23.60. In first class cricket, he took 183 wickets at an average of 32.47 and took 108 wickets in 82 matches he appeared in List A cricket.