Nathan Hauritz Biography
Nathan Hauritz is a former Australian cricketer, who was a right-arm off break bowler. Born on October 18, 1981, in Queensland, Australia, he was one of the most successful spinner for Australia.
Hauritz played a few youths matches for Australia U-19 against South Africa, New Zealand etc. His successful performances there earned him a domestic cap.
During the 2001-02 Pura Cup, Hauritz made his first-class debut for Queen against Victoria and scored 41 with the bat before taking 1/35 off 16 overs and 0/36 off 12 overs with the ball.
Nathan made his ODI debut against South Africa in 2002 at the Wanderers where in a low scoring game he took 2/31 in his quota of ten overs.
After waiting for many years, Hauritz got the opportunity to make his test debut against India in the fourth test at Mumbai during the 2008 series when Australia’s leading spinner Shane Warne got injured. Hauritz took three wickets in the first innings and recorded the match figures of 5/103.
From the year 2011, Hauritz started losing his place in the side. With growing players like Nathan Lyon, Steve Smith in tests and Xavier Doherty in ODIs, Hauritz remained out of the side most of the time.
Not only international cricket, he was unable to perform well for NSW in domestic cricket as well.
Hauritz began his Big Bash League career with Brisbane Heat in 2011 and registered his best T20 figures of 3/18 against Melbourne Stars.
In 2014, he moved to Sydney Thunder before moving to Melbourne Renegades in the next year.
In 2016, Nathan Hauritz retired from all the forms of the cricket, international and domestic. His inconsistent form and a hard time to find a place in the team led to his retirement at the age of 35.