Doug Bracewell overview

Doug Bracewell is a New Zealand cricketer who was born on 28th September 1990 in Tauranga, Bay of Plenty. The 30-year-old cricketer is primarily a right-arm fast bowler. He is the son of former Kiwi international cricketer Brendon Bracewell as well as the nephew of former Kiwi international cricketer and coach, John Bracewell. The Kiwi international has also been involved in controversy a few times for his ill temperament and alcohol drinking. In 2008 and 2010 Bracewell was caught drink driving and embroiled in alcohol-fueled incidents for a number of times.

Doug Bracewell also had to face a one-match suspension in 2012 after he and former New Zealand batsman Jesse Ryder got entangled with a person at a Napier bar while drinking. He had to pay a big amount of monetary penalty for drinking till the late night with Ryder once again in 2014 before a Test against India.

Even, in 2017 Doug Bracewell had to face a 100-hour sentence to community service for drink-driving that crossed the legal limit and was held third-degree by the Police. The fast bowler blamed the dogs for having killed his pet cockatoo and after hearing the sad news from his girlfriend over the phone the fast bowler who was drinking at a party, rushed back home, driving at an abnormal speed. Bracewell was even disqualified from driving for one year after the incident.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 27 45 4 568 47 13.85 1225 46.37 0 0 0 70 8
ODI 19 12 2 158 57 15.8 214 73.83 0 0 1 11 3
T20 18 10 5 121 44 24.2 83 145.78 0 0 0 6 9
IPL 1 1 1 12 12 0.0 9 133.33 0 0 0 1 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 27 49 4984 2796 72 6/40 9/60 3.37 38.83 69.22 2 0
ODI 19 19 932 798 23 4/55 4/55 5.14 34.7 40.52 0 0
T20 18 16 286 437 20 3/25 3/25 9.17 21.85 14.3 0 0
IPL 1 1 24 32 3 3/32 3/32 8.0 10.67 8.0 0 0

Early signs

Doug Bracewell's potential was noticed in his early days as he was named in the under-19 New Zealand squad for the under-19 World Cup in 2010. Already two years before Bracewell had represented under-19 New Zealand for their tour to England to participate in both ODIs and Tests. In the same year in November 2008, Bracewell had his debut in first-class cricket playing for Central Districts against Auckland. But will the ball he could capture only 1 wicket for 41 runs and with the bat he was dismissed for a duck. But after a month, Bracewell returned starting his journey against the same opposition Auckland and did little better. He scored 55 runs and bagged 2 wickets for 33 runs. In first-class cricket, Bracewell has got 330 wickets from 107 matches including his best figure of 7 wickets for 35 in an innings.

ODI Career

Doug Bracewell made his beginning in the One-Day International (ODI) in 2011 against Zimbabwe at Harare. Being in good form Bracewell had earned an impressive bowling figure of 10-2-55-3 in his maiden ODI appearance. He could generate a fearsome pace at that time. But increasing injuries, as well as drink-driving charges, threw him out of the cricket for almost three to four years. That might have been the reason Bracewell has been able to take part in only 19 ODIs and bagged 23 wickets including his best figure of 4 wickets for 55 runs in an innings. Then after 2016, Bracewell returned to mainstream cricket regularly and he earned the man-of-the-match award in the ODI against West Indies by scalping 4 wickets.

Test career

Doug Bracewell began his journey in Test in November 2011 at Bulawayo. In the first innings of the first Test Bracewell failed to show his potential. He was able to capture only 1 wicket giving away 51 runs in 23 overs. But in the 2nd innings, Bulawayo saw a devastating Bracewell as he scalped 5 wickets for 85 runs in 25 overs. He became the seventh New Zealand bowler to have achieved a five-wicket haul on Test debut. In the same year, Bracewell had a magnificent show in the second Test at Hobert against Australia by securing 3 wickets for only 20 runs in the first innings and 6 wickets for only 40 runs in the second innings (6 for 90 runs in the Test). Bracewell's inimitable show steered New Zealand to register a 7-run victory over Australia, the maiden Test victory after a pan of 26 years. Bracewell has participated in 27 Tests so far and captured 72 wickets including his best figure of 6 wickets for 40 in an innings, at an economy rate of 3.36 and he has scored 568 runs in as many matches so far.

IPL career

Bracewell made his IPL debut for DC - Delhi against RCB - Bangalore on 7th April 2012 at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium. He has played only 1 match in the tournament and took 3 wickets at an economy rate of 8.0.

T20 Career

Due to suspension following drink-driving charges as well as being plagued by injuries often Doug Bracewell has been able to participate in only 18 Twenty20 International matches so far. He made his debut in T20I in 2011 against Zimbabwe and captured only 1 wicket. Bracewell has gathered only 20 wickets in the T20I so far and he has participated in 58 T20 matches and captured 62 wickets including his best of 3 wickets for 21 runs.

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