Todd Astle

Country: New Zealand
Born: September 24, 1986, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak
Playing role: Bowler

Todd Astle Bio

Todd Duncan Astle, born on September 24, 1986, in Ashburton, New Zealand, is a talented cricketer known for his legspin bowling and lower-order batting. Despite starting his career as a mediocre opening batsman, Astle worked hard to transform himself into a valuable allrounder for the Canterbury cricket team.

Astle’s journey in cricket began at a young age, where he showed exceptional skills and dedication to the game. However, it was his decision to focus on his legspin that proved to be the turning point in his career. In 2009, he moved down the batting order and started honing his legspin technique, and the results were astonishing.

In his very first year as an allrounder, Astle showcased immense potential by taking three five-wicket hauls in just five first-class matches. Encouraged by this success, he continued to impress with his bowling, taking over 30 wickets in each of the next two seasons. With every match, Astle’s reputation as a skillful spinner grew, and he became a vital asset to the Canterbury team.

While Astle’s primary contributions have been with the ball, he has also displayed glimpses of his batting ability. Though yet to make significant contributions in his lower-order role, his talent and dedication indicate that it is only a matter of time before he leaves a mark with the bat as well.

Astle’s value to the team extends beyond his bowling and batting skills. Known for his tenacious fielding, he consistently adds value to the team’s performance through his agility and athleticism on the field. His dedication to fitness and his commitment to improving all aspects of his game have made him a reliable asset in the field.

In November 2012, Astle’s hard work and perseverance paid off when he received a call-up to the New Zealand national team for the Test series against Sri Lanka. This opportunity arose due to an injury to the experienced Daniel Vettori and a dip in form of Tarun Nethula. Although he did not achieve outstanding success in that series, his selection was a testament to his growing reputation as a talented allrounder.

Throughout his career, Astle has gained recognition for his consistent performances and determination to improve. He continues to be a valuable asset to the Canterbury team, contributing with both bat and ball. As he enters the prime of his career, there is no doubt that Astle’s skills and potential will continue to blossom, and he has the potential to become a key player for New Zealand on the international stage.

Off the field, Todd Astle is known to be a humble and down-to-earth individual. He maintains a strong work ethic and is highly regarded by his teammates and coaches for his professionalism and team-oriented mindset. As he continues to pursue excellence in cricket, Astle remains an inspirational figure for aspiring cricketers in New Zealand and around the world.

Todd Astle Career Stats

Todd Astle Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 5 6 1 98 35 19.6 257 38.13 0 0 12 0 3 0
T20Is 5 2 0 4 3 2 10 40 0 0 0 0 3 0
ODIs 9 5 2 79 49 26.33 77 102.59 0 0 5 2 2 0
FC 119 190 22 4345 195 25.86 8545 50.84 2 22 576 20 89 0
List A 94 72 15 1875 83 32.89 2059 91.06 0 15 162 21 26 0
T20s 97 47 21 399 37* 15.34 373 106.97 0 0 32 5 39 0

Todd Astle Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 5 8 667 368 7 3/39 3/39 52.57 3.31 95.2 0 0 0
T20Is 5 5 78 116 7 4/13 4/13 16.57 8.92 11.1 1 0 0
ODIs 9 8 270 246 10 3/33 3/33 24.6 5.46 27 0 0 0
FC 119 195 19005 10746 334 8/148 14/234 32.17 3.39 56.9 11 13 2
List A 94 87 4007 3496 98 4/22 4/22 35.67 5.23 40.8 2 0 0
T20s 97 90 1812 2131 78 4/13 4/13 27.32 7.05 23.2 1 0 0

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