Chris Pringle

Country: New Zealand
Born: January 26, 1968, Auckland
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Chris Pringle Bio

Christopher Pringle is a former New Zealand cricketer known for his skillful medium-pace bowling. Born on May 7, 1968, in Auckland, New Zealand, Pringle had a brief but impactful career in international cricket.

Pringle’s cricketing journey started with a bang when he made his first-class debut in the Shell Trophy. Despite playing only six matches, his performances caught the attention of selectors and earned him a place in the New Zealand squad. However, it was an unusual turn of events that led to his international debut.

While playing club cricket in England, Pringle approached the New Zealand team during a practice session at Headingley, desperately seeking a spare ticket for an upcoming ODI match. Coincidentally, New Zealand was facing an injury crisis at the time, and Pringle’s impromptu arrival presented them with an opportunity. The selectors decided to give him a chance, and he ended up playing two matches for his country.

Although his pace wasn’t quite at the level required for Test cricket, Pringle’s effectiveness in the limited-overs format was undeniable. He made his Test debut in remarkable fashion, delivering an impressive display with the ball. In only his third Test match against Pakistan at Faisalabad, Pringle recorded figures of 11 for 152, including a sensational 7 for 52 in the first innings. However, it later emerged that Pringle had tampered with the ball during that match as he suspected Pakistan of doing the same.

Despite the controversy surrounding that particular match, Pringle continued to contribute significantly to New Zealand’s limited-overs campaigns. Over the course of his career, he appeared in 64 One Day Internationals (ODIs), claiming 63 wickets at an average of 32.90. He developed a reputation as a reliable medium-pace bowler, consistently troubling batsmen with his accuracy and swing. Pringle’s ability to adapt to various conditions and exploit any weaknesses made him a valuable asset in one-day cricket.

Throughout his career, Pringle’s commitment and dedication to the sport were evident. Despite not being a regular in the Test side, he continued to perform exceptionally well in domestic cricket, representing Auckland. His contributions for his province played a crucial role in Auckland’s successful campaigns, earning him respect and admiration among his teammates and fans alike.

After retiring from cricket, Pringle ventured into coaching and worked with various teams and young talents, sharing his vast knowledge and experiences to nurture the next generation of cricketers. With his understanding of the game and his infectious passion, he continues to inspire young players to pursue excellence in cricket.

Christopher Pringle’s cricketing journey may have been brief, but his impact and dedication to the sport have left a lasting impression. His exceptional performances in limited-overs cricket and unwavering commitment to the game make him a respected figure in New Zealand cricket history.

Chris Pringle Career Stats

Chris Pringle Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 14 21 4 175 30 10.29 345 50.72 0 0 23 3 3 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 64 41 19 193 34* 8.77 256 75.39 0 0 8 5 7 0
FC 63 75 13 795 47 12.82 - - 0 0 - - 15 0
List A 129 87 31 577 38* 10.3 - - 0 0 - - 17 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Chris Pringle Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 14 22 2985 1389 30 7/52 11/152 46.3 2.79 99.5 1 1 1
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 64 64 3314 2459 103 5/45 5/45 23.87 4.45 32.1 2 1 0
FC 63 - 12252 5617 194 7/52 - 28.95 2.75 63.1 - 7 2
List A 129 - 6612 4535 195 5/45 5/45 23.25 4.11 33.9 5 1 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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