11 December 1988Date of Birth
Veteran medium-pacer Tim Southee has a repertoire for swing. Ever since his breakthrough into the New Zealand national side, he had taken over the mantle of being his country’s premier bowler at a very young age. He made his international debut when he was just 19 and over the years proved his worth across formats and against the best in the sport. A wonderful bowler to have at the death with his pinpoint yorkers, Southee has abundance of talent and time and again been a vital cog in New Zealand’s bowling line-up. Southee, who has proven his skills with both red and white balls, is useful with the bat as well. He's represented Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals, Royal Challengers Bangalore & Mumbai Indians in the past with varying success in the IPL but has also demonstrated that he can hit the long ball when he's asked to do so, adding further utility to his game. This year he will be donning purple and gold for the Kolkata Knight Riders.