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Tim Southee is one of the 15 players who have been named in the New Zealand squad to play the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Tim Southee, who made his one-day international debut on 15-Jan-08, had played 139 ODI matches until the 2019 World Cup. In the 84 innings he batted in, he had scored a total of 669 runs, having faced 670 balls, at an average of 12.62 and a strike rate of 99.85. He was unbeaten in 31 of those innings. His highest score in an innings was 55. He had 0 centuries and 1 half-centuries to his name. In the bowling department, Tim Southee had bowled 6967 balls and taken 185 wickets while conceding a total of 6303 runs. He had an average of 34.07 and an economy rate of 5.43. His best ODI bowling performance was 7/33.
 
Teams: New Zealand U19, New Zealand, Chennai Super Kings, Essex, Basnahira Cricket Dundee, Rajasthan Royals, Northern Knights, Mumbai Indians, New Zealand A, Middlesex, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Vancouver Knights
 
Tim Southee is a New Zealand international cricketer who bowls right-arm fast medium and bats as a hard-hitter lower down the order. He is known for his outswingers in the beginning; in the later parts of his career he developed slow off-cutters which made him a complete bowler. At the age of 17, he played his first U-19 World Cup in 2006 and by the time he appeared in his second U-19 World Cup in 2008, he had already played two T20 International matches for New Zealand. He was second-leading wicket-taker in the U-19 World Cup 2008 as he went on to scapt 17 in 5 matches at an average of 6.64 by conceding at only 2.62 runs per over.
 
ODI career
 
Tim Southee made his One Day International (ODI) debut against England at Riverside Ground in Chester-le-Street on June 15, 2008. In 138 matches played so far, he has 179 wickets at an average of 34.84 and an economy rate of 5.41 per over. He dismissed seven English batsmen during the ICC World Cup 2015 in a league match. His brilliant performance with the ball helped New Zealand make their first ever appearance in a World Cup final. Earlier, in the ICC World Cup 2011, he was the third-highest wicket-taker with 18 wickets at an excellent average of 17.33.


 
IPL career
 
Tim Southee represented various big teams like Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Mumbai Indians (MI) in Indian Premier League (IPL) before being picked up by Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) for IPL 2019. He made his IPL debut against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) while playing for CSK on April 8 in 2011. Southee has played 40 IPL matches so far and taken 28 wickets with an average of 46.17 and economy of 8.73.
 
T20I career
 
Tim Southee made his T20 international debut against England at Eden Park in Auckland on Febraury 5, 2008. In the 37 matches played so far, he has taken 67 wickets at an average of 25.57 with one five-wicket haul.
 
Test career
 
After a brilliant performance in the 2008 U-19 World Cup, he was called for the third Test match against England replacing an injured Kyle Mills. At the time he got his Test cap, he was only 19 years and 102 days old and New Zealand’s seventh-youngest Test debutant. On his Test debut against England, he took 5 wickets and made 77 off 40 balls in the second innings. In the 63 test matches so far, Southee has taken 237 wickets at an average of 29.94, including 8 five-wicket hauls and one 10-wicket haul.

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