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Tom Latham

Tom Latham

New Zealand

WICKET KEEPER
  • 29 yrs.
  • Left Handed

Tom Latham is a wicket-keeper batsman who has established himself as a Test opener for New Zealand. Making his first-class debut back in 2010 for Canterbury, he first came into prominence when he struck a magnificent 130 runs off 119 balls against Wellington in 2012 in a List A-game.


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Personal Information
Born April 2, 1992
Birth Place Christchurch, Canterbury
Current age 29
Role Wicket Keeper
Batting style Left Handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium
ICC Rankings ODI Test T20I
Batting 32 17
Bowling
All Rounder
Profile

Tom Latham is a wicket-keeper batsman who has established himself as a Test opener for New Zealand. Making his first-class debut back in 2010 for Canterbury, he first came into prominence when he struck a magnificent 130 runs off 119 balls against Wellington in 2012 in a List A-game.


It prompted the selectors to romp in this talented lad for the limited-over series against Zimbabwe at home, where he made his ODI debut. Although Latham did not taste any major success in that series, he toured the sub-continent with the New Zealand A team playing List A games against India A and Sri Lanka A in the later part of 2013. His stand-out innings of 86 against Sri Lanka in November in the second ODI saw his team chase a huge total in a rain-affected game. That performance also earned him the Man of the Match award and showed the world that he was ready for the hard grind of international cricket.


Latham made his Test debut against India in 2014 when Ross Taylor made himself unavailable for the series. It was not a great start for him as he got out for a duck in the first innings and scored 29 runs in the second innings. After putting in some consistent performances in the domestic circuit, Tom was called back to the ODI squad. His Test career saw an upward movement in the series against Pakistan as he registered back-to-back centuries.


Since Brendon McCullum retired in 2016, Latham has cemented his place in the Kiwi squad. He played an important role in the series against India which was played in the sub-continent. Tom scored 3 fifties on that tour which showcased him as a good player of spin. In the year 2018, Latham notched up his maiden Test double ton, against Sri Lanka. The wicket-keeper batsman was an integral member of the Black Caps' unit in the 2019 World Cup and made a handy contribution in the final, although in a losing cause.

Team Rankings

RankTeamPointsRating
1 India 2914 121
2 New Zealand 2166 120
3 England 3493 109
4 Australia 1844 108
5 Pakistan 2247 94
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 New Zealand 2054 121
2 Australia 2945 118
3 India 3344 115
4 England 3100 115
5 South Africa 2137 107
FULL Ranking
RankTeamPointsRating
1 England 6088 277
2 India 6811 272
3 New Zealand 6048 263
4 Pakistan 7818 261
5 Australia 5930 258
FULL Ranking