Michael Bates

Country: New Zealand
Born: October 11, 1983, Auckland
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Medium fast
Playing role: Bowler

Michael Bates Bio

Michael David Bates is a talented left-arm fast bowler from New Zealand who has left an indelible mark on the world of cricket. Born on March 12, 1987, in Auckland, Bates has always had a natural affinity for the sport and a burning desire to excel on the field.

His journey in cricket began at a young age, and his potential was evident from the start. Representing New Zealand in the 2002 Under-19 World Cup, Bates showcased his skill, determination, and ability to perform under pressure. This early success laid the foundation for a promising career ahead.

Bates made his first-class debut for Auckland in the 2003-04 season, where his performance caught the eye of selectors. However, it wasn’t until the 2007-08 season that he received another opportunity to play at the first-class level. Despite the gaps in his appearances, Bates never lost faith in his abilities and continued to strive for greatness.

In 2009, Bates finally became a regular member of the Auckland XI, and he quickly proved himself to be an invaluable asset to the team. His exceptional skills with the ball earned him the prestigious title of Auckland Cricketer of the Year in the 2009-10 season, solidifying his position as one of the finest talents in New Zealand cricket.

Continuing his impressive form, Bates had a standout season in 2010-11. During a tour match against Pakistan, he single-handedly dismantled their batting lineup with a spell of 4 for 11 in just three overs, which included the prized wickets of Shahid Afridi and Mohammad Hafeez. This extraordinary performance brought Bates widespread recognition and further cemented his place in the national consciousness.

Bates’ prowess on the field was not limited to his bowling skills alone. In the 2010-11 HRV Cup, he exhibited his all-around capabilities against defending champions Central Districts. Opening the bowling, he produced a remarkable triple-wicket maiden in the first over, setting the tone for Auckland’s victory. This match showcased his ability to deliver in high-pressure situations, proving that he was an invaluable asset to any team.

March 2011 was a defining moment in Bates’ career as he achieved his fourth first-class five-wicket haul against Northern Districts. Not only did he excel with the ball, but he also played an unbeaten knock of 69 in the same match, highlighting his skills as a solid batsman. These performances caught the attention of the national selectors, leading to his maiden call-up to represent New Zealand in ODIs and Twenty20s against Zimbabwe in February 2012.

Michael David Bates’ journey in cricket has been one of perseverance, determination, and exceptional talent. His ability to consistently deliver on the field has made him a respected name in New Zealand cricket and a force to be reckoned with on the international stage. As he continues to refine his skills, there is no doubt that Bates will continue to leave an indelible mark on the world of cricket.

Michael Bates Career Stats

Michael Bates Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 3 - - - - - - - - - - - 0 0
ODIs 2 1 0 13 13 13 10 130 0 0 1 1 1 0
FC 68 89 30 1266 69* 21.45 - - 0 4 146 21 24 0
List A 58 39 21 393 44* 21.83 449 87.52 0 0 22 16 18 0
T20s 79 20 9 73 16 6.63 82 89.02 0 0 5 2 21 0

Michael Bates Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 3 3 66 107 4 3/31 3/31 26.75 9.72 16.5 0 0 0
ODIs 2 2 84 52 2 1/24 1/24 26 3.71 42 0 0 0
FC 68 - 11715 5681 193 6/55 7/115 29.43 2.9 60.6 12 5 0
List A 58 58 2846 2544 83 5/36 5/36 30.65 5.36 34.2 3 1 0
T20s 79 76 1534 2120 88 4/10 4/10 24.09 8.29 17.4 4 0 0

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