Stephen O'Keefe

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Steve O'Keefe
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Personal information
Full name Stephen Norman John O'Keefe
Born (1984-12-09) 9 December 1984 (age 30)
Nickname Sok[1]
Height 1.75 m (5 ft 9 in)
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
T20I debut (cap 46) 6 July 2010 v Pakistan
Last T20I 16 October 2011 v South Africa
Domestic team information
Years Team
2005–present New South Wales (squad no. 72)
2011 Kochi Tuskers Kerala
2011–present Sydney Sixers
Career statistics
Competition T20I FC LA T20
Matches 7 41 41 46
Runs scored 32 1280 525 387
Batting average 6.40 27.82 22.82 15.48
100s/50s 0/0 0/6 0/1 0/1
Top score 22 91 70* 50
Balls bowled 114 7,493 1,698 782
Wickets 6 128 21 31
Bowling average 24.83 24.72 66.57 30.00
5 wickets in innings 0 3 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 3/29 7/35 2/25 3/20
Catches/stumpings 1/– 20/– 19/– 14/–
Source: Cricinfo, 15 October 2014

Stephen Norman John O'Keefe (born 9 December 1984 in Malaysia) is an Australian cricketer and current New South Wales player. O'Keefe made his First-Class debut for New South Wales against Tasmania in November 2005.[2] O'Keefe took 2 wickets and scored 10 runs on debut. His first scoring shot was a six.

O'Keefe was called up to the Australian Test team to replace the injured Nathan Hauritz for the series against Pakistan in England, but did not play in the Tests. He made his Twenty20 international debut during the England tour.

2010 saw Stephen O'Keefe as a crucial member of the NSW Blues squads playing in all forms of cricket. With a First Class bowling average at 25 and batting average pushing 50 runs he is one of the most promising cricketers in Australia. On the eve of the 2010 Ashes series O'Keefe performed impressively taking 4/88 against a full strength English batting line up. These figures would remain the best by an Australian spinner all summer. He also top scored with the bat scoring 66 runs.

The Kochi Tuskers Kerala picked him up at the Indian Premier League auction for $20,000. In Sydney Grade Cricket he plays for Manly Warringah, although he originally played for Hawkesbury.

He finished the 2013/14 domestic Sheffield Shield season as the leading wicket taker with 41 wickets for the NSW Blues, just edging out Western Australia's Jason Behrendorff.

He made his Test match debut for Australia against Pakistan in the United Arab Emirates on 22 October 2014.[3] He was Australian Test Cap number 439. He was dropped after just one test match.


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