Doug Bracewell


Bowls Right Arm Medium


Bowls Right Arm Medium




New Zealand

New Zealand

Central Districts


Allrounder Doug Bracewell comes from a family of tough New Zealand cricketers.

His father Brendon was a fast bowler who played six Tests and an ODI, while his uncle John was a long-term international offspinner and former national coach.

Bracewell, who is an attacking lower-order batsman and nippy seamer, was picked for his first tour when named in the one-day and Test squads to face Zimbabwe in October 2011.

Bracewell represents Central Districts and has been on the New Zealand first-class scene since 2008, scoring two half-centuries and taking one five-wicket haul.

In his 19 Tests he has collected 55 wickets, including 6-40 against Australia in late 2011.

Top 20 in 2020: Bracewell bulldozes Aussies in dramatic Black Caps win

New Zealand seamer Doug Bracewell was a wrecking ball through Australia's batting order in Hobart in 2011, picking up nine wickets overall and 6-40 in the second innings to clinch a drought-breaking Test victory

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Mysterious case of the missing four runs

New Zealand's commentators reveal Australia were incorrectly denied four runs during the controversial no-ball incident involving Adam Voges

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Day one ends with no-ball controversy

Australia's Adam Voges is given a reprieve after being bowled off a no-ball in Wellington, but replays revealed Doug Bracewell's front foot was behind the line

Top 20 in 2020: The best Test bowling, 8-6

We continue our countdown of the best Test bowling performances on Australian soil since 2000

Bracwell training with the Black Caps // Getty

Bracewell sentenced for drink driving

Third offence in a decade for the talented Black Caps seamer


Black Caps lose that winning feeling

New Zealand eager to revive their fortunes in remaining ODIs after winless tour to date