Tom Latham overview

Thomas William Latham was born on 2nd April in Canterbury, New Zealand. He is a left-handed batsman plays for the New Zealand national cricket team in all three formats. Latham is the son of former Kiwi cricketer Rod Latham and has played a lot of domestic cricket and captained the Canterbury U-19 and Canterbury A team in the 2008 season. Latham is primarily a batsman who has also tried his hands at wicketkeeping. He made his first-class cricket debut against Central Districts in 2010 in the Plunket Shield Playing for Canterbury, He was named for the One-Day series against Zimbabwe in 2012 and went on to make his ODI debut on 3rd February 2012. Latham made his Test debut against India in February 2014.

Earlier, Latham has represented Canterbury in all three formats. In the summer of 2013, he spent time playing English summer cricket in north-east England, playing for South Shields in the North East premier League and Scotland in the 2013 Yorkshire Bank 40 competition, in the English List A competition in 2013. He also made two more appearances for Durham’s second XI. Latham was then, signed by Kent as an overseas player for the 2016 English season. He made his County Championship debut against Glamorgan at Canterbury in May, scoring half-centuries in both innings, becoming the first Kent batsman in history to achieve this feat on debut.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 56 97 4 3929 264 42.25 8407 46.73 11 1 20 439 14
ODI 102 94 11 2824 137 34.02 3373 83.72 5 0 16 239 36
T20 13 10 0 163 39 16.3 157 103.82 0 0 0 12 2
IPL 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 56 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 102 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
T20 13 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA

Early signs

New Zealand were playing a match against Sri Lanka that was curtailed by rain and New Zealand had to chase down 203 in 23 overs to win the game. Latham along with his teammate Luke Ronchi took his team to a memorable victory. Latham played responsibly and scored a well-calculated 86 which also earned him the Man of the Match award. Soon, in 2014 Latham was picked for tour in West Indies where he scored 3 fifties in two test matches.

ODI Career

Latham made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe at University Oval on 3rd February 2012. He came to the crease at number 5 and could manage only 24 runs on debut. He was picked to play against Bangladesh, where he played a good knock of 43 while opening the batting, and then he scored a match-winning knock of 86 off 68 balls in the following tour of Sri Lanka. His highest score in an ODI is 137 and he has 4 hundred and 16 fifties under his belt.

Test career

Latham made his test debut against India on 14th Feb 2014, where he scored 0 in the first innings and 29 in the next. In the same year he travelled to the West Indies where he played 3 tests and scored 288 runs in total, which included 3 fifties. He has scored 3726 runs from the 52 matches he has played so far. He has 11 hundred, 1 double-hundred and 18 fifties to his name. His highest score in Test cricket is 264 and he has a batting average of 42.34.

IPL career

NA

T20 Career

Latham made his debut in the T20 format against the West Indies on 30th June 2012 at Central Broward Regional Park stadium turf ground. He has played in 13 matches and has scored 163 runs and has a strike rate of 103.82.

ICC Trophies

Latham has made his mark in Test cricket with a bunch of dependable knocks to his name. Although, he has been around in the ODI format for a while now, he still has a long way to go.

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