Hamish Bennett

Hamish made his surprise debut in 2010 for the BLACKCAPS, but justified his call-up taking three wickets in his opening match.

The right-arm medium-fast bowler gives New Zealand a genuine pace option and has made a fine start to his international career.

Hamish plays his domestic cricket for Canterbury and made his First-Class debut in 2005. He made a solid start to his career and in 34 First-Class matches has taken 91 wickets. In 2006 he was included in the New Zealand U-19 team to play in the World Cup. He has had many highlights for Canterbury, including taking seven for 50 to help Canterbury win the State Championship final in 2008.

In 2010 Bennett was selected to play in the ODI series against Bangladesh. It was a horrific series for New Zealand, but Bennett showed real signs of promise and has gone onto play against the likes of Australia and Sri Lanka. His real breakout series though came against Pakistan. He finished the series as leading wicket taker (11) at 20.90.

Like so many fast bowlers, Bennett has been susceptible to injury, particularly his back. At just 24 years-old, we can only hope that Hamish stays fit and keeps improving on his solid start at international level.   

 

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