Mitchell McClenaghan Biography
Mitchell McClenaghan is a left arm pacer who plays for the New Zealand national team, alongside a host of other T20 clubs around the world.
McClenaghan was born on June 11, 1986.
McClenaghan began his domestic career for Central Districts in 2009-2010.
He soon put in a match-winning performance by picking up five wickets for 36 runs, while playing for the New Zealand Emerging Players against England Lions.
McClenaghan made his ODI debut against South Africa in 2011-12, where he picked up four wickets for 20 runs, becoming only the second Kiwi player after Dayle Hadlee to take four wickets on debut.
Rise to glory
McClenaghan moved to Auckland from Central Districts in 2011-12 season, and in his first List A game he registered 5-30 against the Northern Districts, followed by 6-41 against Wellington.
During that season he picked up 16 wickets in six List A games and 35 in 10 First class matches. This performance led him to winning his T20I cap against South Africa in December 2012.
He has played for Mumbai Indians in 2017 IPL. Apart from this he has played for New Zealand A in 2011 and even Middlesex and Sydney Thunder.
When he picked up four wickets for 20 runs in his ODI debut against South Africa, this performance made him the second New Zealand player ever to take four wickets on debut after Dayle Hadlee.
In 2017, McClenaghan opted out of a central contract with New Zealand cricket and has chosen to play T20 leagues overseas.