Steve O’Keefe

Australia
Age
December 9, 1984 (37 years)
Role
Bowler
Birth Place
Malaysia
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
Australia
Bowling Style
Slow left-arm orthodox

Steve O’Keefe (born 9 December 1984) bowls left-arm spin and bats right-handed. He has represented his nation in T20Is and Tests and was former skipper of New South Wales (NSW) in domestic cricket.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
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-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

Australia, Australia A, New South Wales, Australia Under-19, Australian XI, Kochi Tuskers Kerala, Sydney Sixers, Australians, New South Wales XI

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
T20I
7
5
0
32
22
6.4
26
123.08
0
0
4
1
Test
9
13
4
86
25
9.56
433
19.86
0
0
11
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
7
7
114
149
6
3/29
7.84
24.83
19
0
0
0
Test
9
16
2228
1029
35
6/35
2.77
29.4
63.66
0
2
1
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Biography

O’Keefe was actually born in Malaysia as his father Stephen, an Australian air force officer, was placed there. The family then moved back to Oz and settled in Richmond, NSW.

O’Keefe has run afoul of the law a couple of times. In August 2016, Cricket Australia fined him $10,000 after an unsavory incident at a hotel in Sydney. In April 2017, O’Keefe received a penalty of $20,000 and a ban from playing in the Matador Cup after he had made some inappropriate comments to a woman cricketer under the influence of alcohol.

Domestic Career

In the BBL (Big Bash League), O’Keefe bowls spin for Sydney Sixers. He can also bat and has even opened for his BBL team. O’Keefe’s moment of glory came in the fourth edition of this tournament when he cracked a four off the last ball to help his side score a thrilling win.

O’Keefe played his maiden first-class game in November 2005 for NSW versus Tasmania. He stroked 10 runs and bagged 2 scalps in the match.

International Career

In July 2010, O’Keefe played his maiden T20I game versus Pakistan in Birmingham. In a tour match, he snared 4/88 against the England team.

Though the selectors recognised O’Keefe’s talent, other spinners were marginally preferred over him. Finally, in October 2014, he played his first Test held in the UAE against Pakistan. He was the 439th player to represent Australia.

In his debut Test, O’Keefe partnered Peter Nevill in the slowest partnership in Tests for any wicket when they crawled to just 4 runs from 174 deliveries for the ninth wicket. After the game, O’Keefe returned home to treat an injured hamstring.

In February 2017, O’Keefe bagged his first Test fifer which was scored during an away match against India in Pune. He snared 6/35 in both essays so his match haul was 12/70. The Aussies won the game comfortably by 333 runs. O’Keefe recorded the second-best bowling figures by a visiting team player in India.

Test

To date, O’Keefe has appeared in 9 Tests, bagging 35 scalps at a 29.40 average and a 63.60 strike rate. His best Test innings figures are 6/35. O’Keefe has slammed 86 runs in Tests at a 9.55 average and a 19.86 scoring rate with his highest knock being 25.

T20I

O’Keefe has starred in 7 T20Is, taking 6 wickets at a 24.83 average, a 7.84 economy rate and a 19.00 strike rate. His best figures in a T20I are 3/29. O’Keefe has smashed 32 runs in 7 games played at a 6.40 average and a 123.07 strike rate. His top score is 22 in this format.

T20

O’Keefe has played exactly 100 T20s until April 2021, snaring 83 scalps at a 25.62 average, a 6.80 economy rate and a 22.50 strike rate. His best T20 figures are 3/15. While batting, he has clobbered 534 runs at a 14.83 average and a 112.42 strike rate with a top score of 50.

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