Tom Latham

Tom Latham-New Zealand Cricketer
Name
Tom Latham
Nationality
nzlNew Zealand
Position
Wicketkeeper Batter
Current Team
New Zealand
Leagues
ICC Cricket World Cup
Born
April 2, 1992
Age
31

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Tom Latham Profile

Tom Latham, the son of former New Zealand cricketer Rod Latham, has carved a niche for himself in international cricket. Making his First-Class debut for Canterbury, Latham quickly rose through the ranks and earned his Test cap against India in 2014. Known for his old-school Test opening style, he grinds out the new ball, setting the stage for the middle order. In ODIs, he initially opened the innings but later found a middle-order slot, especially excelling against spin in subcontinental conditions. His wicket-keeping skills add balance to the New Zealand side, making him a versatile asset. Latham’s partnerships with Ross Taylor have often been match-saving, showcasing his temperament and skill. Despite a century drought in recent ODIs, his ability to adapt and perform under pressure makes him a key player for New Zealand. With the World Cup on the horizon, Latham is expected to play a pivotal role.

Tom Latham Stats

Tom Latham Batting Career Summary

FORMAT Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Test 74 130 6 5150 264* 41.53 10921 47.15 13 27 584 18 86 0
ODI 130 120 14 3762 145* 35.49 4413 85.24 7 21 319 50 111 15
T20I 26 23 3 516 65* 25.8 474 108.86 0 3 42 8 15 4
FC 152 261 18 10703 264* 44.04 21350 50.13 26 58 1280 40 207 1
List A 212 195 23 6233 145* 36.23 7258 85.87 10 35 579 77 190 22
T20 95 86 6 2304 110 28.8 1754 131.35 1 14 191 78 47 6

Tom Latham Bowling Career Summary

FORMAT Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Test 74
ODI 130
T20I 26
FC 152 4 26 18 1 1/7 1/7 18 4.15 26 0 0 0
List A 212
T20 95

Tom Latham Recent Matches

Match Bat (Runs Scored) Date Ground Format
New Zealand vs India 52 2023-01-15 Eden Park, Auckland Test # 2351
New Zealand vs India 78 2023-01-07 Hagley Oval, Christchurch ODI # 4312
New Zealand vs Australia 21 2022-12-10 SCG, Sydney T20I # 2194
New Zealand vs England 35 2022-11-20 Lord’s, London Test # 2340

Debut of Tom Latham

Format Match Details Date Ground
Test New Zealand vs India February 14, 2014 Basin Reserve, Wellington
ODI New Zealand vs Zimbabwe February 3, 2012 University Oval, Dunedin
T20I Information Not Available N/A N/A
FC Information Not Available N/A N/A
List A Information Not Available N/A N/A
T20 Information Not Available N/A N/A

World Cup Performances – Early Days

Tom Latham has represented New Zealand in ICC World Cup events. He was part of the New Zealand squad that finished as runners-up in the 2019 Cricket World Cup. Although not known for blockbuster performances in World Cups, his stability and experience have been valuable for the New Zealand team.

Notable Achievements

  • Part of the New Zealand team that reached the finals of the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
  • Known for his versatility, capable of opening the innings as well as playing in the middle order.
  • Regular Test opener for New Zealand and has scored multiple Test centuries.

Style of Play

Latham is a left-handed batsman known for his solid technique and calm demeanor. He is adept at playing both spin and pace and has the ability to anchor an innings. His wicketkeeping skills also add versatility to his game.

International Career

Latham made his Test debut against India in 2014 and his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2012. He has been a regular in the New Zealand side across all formats and has shown exceptional skills as a batsman and a part-time wicketkeeper.

IPL and Domestic Cricket Performances

As of my last update, Tom Latham hasn’t had a significant impact in the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, he has been a regular performer in New Zealand’s domestic circuits, participating in the Plunket Shield for First-Class cricket and the Super Smash for T20 cricket.

Future Prospects

Given his consistent performances and ability to adapt to different conditions, Tom Latham is likely to remain an important part of the New Zealand cricket team for the foreseeable future, particularly in Tests and ODIs.

Trivia

  • Tom Latham is the son of Rod Latham, who also represented New Zealand in cricket.
  • He was one of the youngest cricketers to score 1,000 runs in First-Class cricket for Canterbury.

FAQs of Tom Latham

Q1: When did Tom Latham make his international debut for New Zealand?

A: Tom Latham made his international debut for New Zealand in the One Day International (ODI) format against Zimbabwe at University Oval, Dunedin, on February 3, 2012. He made his Test debut against India at Basin Reserve, Wellington, on February 14, 2014.

Q2: What are some of Tom Latham’s notable achievements in international cricket?

A: Tom Latham has been an integral part of New Zealand’s cricket team, especially in Tests and ODIs. He was part of the New Zealand squad that finished as runners-up in the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. As a versatile left-handed batsman, he has scored multiple Test and ODI centuries, solidifying his reputation as a reliable performer.

Q3: Has Tom Latham played in the IPL?

A: As of my last update in September 2021, Tom Latham has not had a significant presence in the Indian Premier League (IPL). However, he has been a consistent performer in New Zealand’s domestic cricket leagues, including the Plunket Shield for First-Class cricket and the Super Smash for T20 cricket.

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