Nathan Hauritz

Country: Australia
Born: October 18, 1981, Wondai, Queensland
Height: 1.82 m
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Bowler

Nathan Hauritz Bio

Nathan Michael Hauritz is an Australian cricketer who is recognized as one of the most improved players in recent years. He has established himself as Australia’s leading slow bowler, displaying a fine balance between attack and defense.

Hauritz’s cricketing journey took an unexpected turn when he was given a second chance at the international level during the 2008-2009 season. Prior to this, he had been cut loose following his first Test match in 2004. However, Hauritz quickly seized this opportunity and proved his worth by taking 18 wickets in three Tests against a formidable Pakistan batting lineup that traditionally poses a challenge for slow bowlers. This impressive haul was preceded by 11 breakthroughs against the West Indies and 10 in the opening three Tests of the 2009 Ashes series.

Despite a heel injury that prevented him from participating in the series against Pakistan in England, Hauritz remains a vital part of Australia’s long-term plans. Over the past two years, he has also made notable contributions to the one-day team, although he is considered less of a specialist in Twenty20 cricket.

Hauritz’s rise to prominence in 2008-2009 came as a surprise, especially considering he had been overlooked in favor of several other spinners following Stuart MacGill’s retirement in 2008. However, he was selected for the second Test against New Zealand in Adelaide, despite not featuring in the previous week’s match for New South Wales. In his three home matches, he claimed nine wickets and made a comeback to the ODI team after a six-year gap. Despite not being included in the Tests in South Africa, Hauritz continued to impress in the limited-overs format. Following an impressive performance in the opening ODI against South Africa, where he took four wickets, he was subsequently chosen for every 50-over contest in two series, becoming Australia’s leading wicket-taker in the United Arab Emirates.

Hauritz’s cricketing journey began on a high note when he made his ODI debut at the age of 20. He was also a surprise selection for the Test tour of India in 2004, ahead of the more established Stuart MacGill. In his first Test, he made an immediate impact by dismissing Sachin Tendulkar and VVS Laxman, showcasing his potential as a slow bowler. However, upon returning home, he struggled to make an impact in first-class games and was eventually dropped towards the end of the 2004-2005 season. This led him to make a move from Queensland to New South Wales in search of new opportunities.

During his initial season with New South Wales, Hauritz made significant contributions in one-day matches, finishing as the state’s leading wicket-taker. However, his performances in first-class games were limited, and he appeared in only one game the following summer. Nonetheless, his consistent performances in the limited-overs format earned him a place in the 30-man squad for the postponed 2008 Champions Trophy.

Since then, Hauritz has made rapid progress and has taken on bigger responsibilities within the team. His ability to mix attack and defense as an offspinner has made him a valuable asset for Australia. With his continued dedication and commitment to the sport, Hauritz is poised to make a lasting impact on Australian cricket in the years to come.

Nathan Hauritz Career Stats

Nathan Hauritz Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 17 24 7 426 75 25.05 854 49.88 0 2 50 3 3 0
T20Is 3 2 0 6 4 3 10 60 0 0 1 0 1 0
ODIs 58 32 17 336 53* 22.4 349 96.27 0 1 21 8 24 0
FC 79 108 25 1747 146 21.04 - - 2 4 - - 45 0
List A 172 106 43 1208 53* 19.17 1447 83.48 0 2 - - 60 0
T20s 53 18 10 102 23* 12.75 95 107.36 0 0 7 1 21 0

Nathan Hauritz Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 17 33 4200 2204 63 5/53 6/126 34.98 3.14 66.6 0 2 0
T20Is 3 2 44 47 2 1/20 1/20 23.5 6.4 22 0 0 0
ODIs 58 56 2724 2152 63 4/29 4/29 34.15 4.74 43.2 2 0 0
FC 79 - 15768 8046 187 5/39 - 43.02 3.06 84.3 4 4 0
List A 172 - 8299 6443 196 4/29 4/29 32.87 4.65 42.3 6 0 0
T20s 53 48 847 1068 35 3/18 3/18 30.51 7.56 24.2 0 0 0

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