Hamish Bennett

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Hamish Bennett
Personal information
Full name Hamish Kyle Bennett
Born (1987-02-22) 22 February 1987 (age 30)
Timaru, New Zealand
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
Role bowler
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 247) 4 November 2010 v India
ODI debut (cap 163) 14 October 2010 v Bangladesh
Last ODI 28 January 2014 v India
Domestic team information
Years Team
2005–present Canterbury
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 1 14 60 82
Runs scored 4 10 314 86
Batting average 4.00 5.00 9.51 7.16
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 4 4* 30* 20*
Balls bowled 90 602 9,994 3,410
Wickets 0 23 183 108
Bowling average 23.60 32.47 27.55
5 wickets in innings 0 0 3 1
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 0/47 4/16 7/50 6/45
Catches/stumpings 0/– 2/– 14/– 11/–
Source: Cricinfo, 11 May 2017

Hamish Kyle Bennett (born 22 February 1987 in Timaru) is a New Zealand international cricketer who has played Test and One Day International (ODI) cricket. He also plays for Canterbury in the New Zealand domestic competitions.

Earlier in his career he represented New Zealand in the 2006 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka. He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler who bats left handed in the lower order.[1]

International career[edit]

He made his first ODI appearance against Bangladesh in October 2010, where he was New Zealand's best performing bowler, taking three wickets in a match Bangladesh went on to win.[2] The following month he made his Test debut in a drawn match against India. After bowling fifteen wicketless overs in the first innings,[3] he was unable to bowl in the second innings because of an injury.[4]

Bennett was included in to the New Zealand squad for 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup held in Indian subcontinent. He took 4 wickets against Kenya in Chennai where he adjudged man of the match award. But then he lack the pace and wicket taking ability and economy went high in each match he played in the World Cup. New Zealand lost another World Cup at the semi-final stage, where this time to Sri Lanka.

Bennett returned to the ODI team on 25 January 2014 to play the third one-day match between New Zealand and India, after being sidelined for two years due to a serious back injury.[5]

International Awards[edit]

One-Day International Cricket[edit]

Man of the Match awards[edit]

S No Opponent Venue Date Match Performance Result
1 Kenya MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai 20 February 2011 5-0-16-4 ; DNB  New Zealand won by 10 wickets.[6]