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BJ Watling

Wicketkeeper

Did you know?

Known as ‘Crabby’ because of his lateral movement in the field.

RUNS
2702
AVERAGE
38.06

BJ Watling

Wicketkeeper

Did you know?

Known as ‘Crabby’ because of his lateral movement in the field.

RUNS
573
AVERAGE
24.91

BJ Watling

Wicketkeeper

Did you know?

Known as ‘Crabby’ because of his lateral movement in the field.

RUNS
38
AVERAGE
9.5

Wicketkeeper

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Does Not Bowl

AGE
32
HEIGHT
CM
BORN

Durbin, South Africa

COUNTRY

New Zealand

New Zealand
LOCAL CLUB

Northern Districts

Bio

Born in South Africa, BJ Watling relocated to New Zealand when he was 10 years old.

He was part of the Under-19 squad for the World Cup in Bangladesh in 2003-04 and made an impression on selectors.

A talented right-handed batsman and part-time wicket keeper, Watling was selected to play against Pakistan in a Twenty20 match in Dubai in late 2009.

Just weeks later he was chosen to play his first Test against Pakistan, where he scored an unbeaten 60.

His one-day international debut followed against Sri Lanka in August 2010 and his best score to date came in November 2012 when he scored an unbeaten 96 against Sri Lanka.

MATCHES
52
DEBUT
2009
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
142
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
2702
INNINGS
84
NOT OUTS
13
AVERAGE
38.06
100s
6
50s
13
MATCHES
27
DEBUT
2010
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
96
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
573
INNINGS
25
NOT OUTS
2
AVERAGE
24.91
100s
0
50s
5
MATCHES
5
DEBUT
2009
CAP NO
BEST BATTING
22
BEST BOWLING
---
Bowling
WICKETS
0
AVERAGE
0
ECONOMY
0
S/R
0
5W
0
10W/M
0
Batting
RUNS
38
INNINGS
4
NOT OUTS
0
AVERAGE
9.5
100s
0
50s
0

Watling unluckily undone by pad flap

NZ 'keeper BJ Watling was left cursing his luck after a bottom-edged sweep ballooned up for a catch, while Henry Nicholls posted his maiden ton on day one against the Proteas


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BJ Watling's classic catch to snare Nevill

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