Mitchell McClenaghan overview

Mitchell McClenaghan is a Kiwi cricketer who was born on 11th June 1986 in Hastings. The 34-year-old cricketer is a left-arm fast bowler and a right-hand batsman.

He describes himself as 'ultra-competitive and aggressive' on the field. He has been almost regular in the Kiwi national team and is popular for his sheer speed and ability to deck harder into the batsman's block-hole.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 48 14 9 108 34 21.6 139 77.7 0 0 0 10 3
T20 29 8 4 24 10 6.0 23 104.35 0 0 0 1 2
IPL 56 24 11 85 20 6.54 70 121.43 0 0 0 5 7

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 48 45 2336 2313 82 5/58 5/58 5.94 28.21 28.49 1 0
T20 29 29 608 789 30 3/17 3/17 7.79 26.3 20.27 0 0
IPL 56 56 1274 1803 71 4/21 4/21 8.49 25.39 17.94 0 0

Early signs

Mitchell McClenaghan made his debut with Central Districts in 2007 but he was not regular with the team. His career got the spark when he moved to Auckland for the 2011-12 cricket season. In his List 'A' debut, he bagged 5 for 30, followed that with another sparkling figure of 6 for 41 in his next match against Wellington. He also captured 35 wickets in 10 first-class matches that season. He has played in 38 first-class matches and scalped 117 wickets at an economy rate of 3.55 including his best bowling figure of 9 for 81. In his 103 List 'A' matches, McClenaghan has bagged 190 wickets at an impressive economy rate of 5.70 including his best bowling figure of 6 for 41.

ODI Career

Mitchell McClenaghan ensured his berth in the New Zealand One-Day squad following his consistent show in the first-class and List ‘A’ matches in 2013. He made his debut in the ODI that season against South Africa at Paarl and exhibited a rocking performance, scalping 4 for 20 runs in 10 overs to become the 2nd Kiwi bowler to have picked up 4 wickets on debut. Then despite New Zealand’s early exit from the Champions Trophy in 2013, McClenaghan scalped 11 wickets in the championship. McClenaghan then registered another magnificent record of capturing 50 wickets in 23 ODIs, the fastest from New Zealand and the second joint-fastest bowler in the world. He was one of the members of the 2015 World Cup but got the opportunity to take part in only 1 match. However, McClenaghan has claimed 82 wickets so far from his 42 ODIs at an economy rate of 5.94 including his best figure of 5 for 58.

Test career


IPL career

Mitchell McClenaghan began his journey in the Indian Premier League (IPL) in 2015 donning Mumbai Indians shirts for Rs 30 lakhs. In his maiden IPL season, the fast bowler scalped 14 wickets in 10 matches. But after having represented the Mumbai outfit for the next two seasons, the Kiwi fast bowler went unsold in the 2018 IPL auction. Still, he was retained by Mumbai Indians for the 2019 IPL. He has picked up 71 wickets in 56 matches at an economy rate of 8.49 including his best figure of 4 for 21. McClenaghan has not been sold in the auction for 2021 IPL.

T20 Career

McClenaghan has participated in 203 Twenty20 domestic matches and claimed 241 wickets including his best figure of 5 for 29. However, he made his debut in T20 International against South Arica in 2012. But he was able to manage only 1 wicket at the cost of 20 runs in his 3 overs. He has so far played in 29 T20Is and claimed 30 wickets at an economy rate of 7.78 including his best figure of 3 for 17.

ICC Trophies

The specialist bowler in limited-over format awaits another exposure in IPL.


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