Timothy Grant Southee
(born 11 December 1988) is a New Zealand cricketer
. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler
and hard-hitting lower order batsman. He was one New Zealand's youngest cricketers, debuting at 19 years old. He plays for Northern Districts
in the State Championship
in the Hawke Cup
He was the third-highest wicket-taker at the 2011 ICC World Cup
Southee was born in Whangarei
, New Zealand, and grew up in Northland. He was educated at King's College, Auckland
and made his first-class debut for Northern Districts on 19 February 2007 at the age of eighteen, having already played an Under-19 ICC World Cup for New Zealand.
International youth representative
Southee played under-19 cricket for New Zealand from 2006-2009. His under-19 career included 13 one-day matches - 10 at ICC Under-19 World Cups
- and a drawn three-match Youth Test series against India in early 2007. His last youth appearance was at the 2008 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup
, where he was player of the tournament.
Southee was 17 years old when he debuted in the 2006 ICC Under-19 World Cup
on 5 February, against Bangladesh in Colombo, Sri Lanka. He also played against Pakistan, Ireland, the USA and Nepal in that tournament. He ended with 5 wickets at an average of 38.8, and 113 runs at 22.6.
In 2007 Southee played his only three Youth Tests when New Zealand hosted India. In the second... Read More