Mitchell Santner Biography
Mitchell Santner is a New Zealand International cricketer who plays domestically for Northern District Cricket team.
He was given a spot in the National team as the team searched for another left-arm spin option after the retirement of Daniel Vettori.
He is a Bowling all-rounder who has well performed with some handy contributions with the bat as well as the ball at various tournaments.
He has been handed over his ODI debut after he had played only 19 A list matches. He played for Northern Districts from 2011 to 2016.
He made his ODI debut against England at Edgbaston on June 9, 2015.
He played each of the 5 matches in that series - got 7 wickets and scored 97 runs. His first international wicket came when he dismissed Sam Billings for 3.
During the fourth ODI of the series, he hit 28 runs off Adil Rashid in one over, which is the second most runs off one over ever posted in England.
He made his Twenty20 International introduction against England on 23 June 2015.
He made his Test debut against Australia at Adelaide Oval on Nov 27, 2015.
Rise to Glory and Achievements
Santner, with his handy performances, had cemented his position as a regular part of the team.
He was later picked up for the ICC World T20 in 2016 squad as the lead spinner alongside Ish Sodhi.
In the first game against hosts India, Santner won the Man of the match award for his splendid figures of 4-11, as India were shot out for 82 to give New Zealand a 47-run victory.
Santner has solidified his place in the New Zealand set-up in all formats of the game.
Include his helpful commitments with the bat lower down the order, and Santner makes a strong allrounder.