Tom Latham

New Zealand
Age
April 2, 1992 (29 years)
Role
Wicket Keeper
Birth Place
Christchurch, Canterbury
Batting Style
Left Handed
Nationality
New Zealand
Bowling Style
Right-arm medium

Twenty-nine-year-old Tom Latham is a wicket-keeper-batsman who has represented New Zealand in all three formats of international cricket over the last decade. He has established himself as one of the most reliable opening batsmen of the world and looks likely to serve New Zealand for many more years in the foreseeable future.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
12
33
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

New Zealand, Scotland, Canterbury, Durham, Kent, New Zealand A, South Island, New Zealand Under-19, New Zealand XI, New Zealanders

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
105
95
11
2840
137
33.81
3391
83.75
5
17
240
36
T20I
13
10
0
163
39
16.3
157
103.82
0
0
12
2
Test
59
103
5
4117
264*
42.01
8747
47.07
10
23
462
16
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
105
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
13
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
59
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Test Career

Latham played his first Test match against India at Wellington in February 2014. He failed to open his account in the first innings and got 29 runs in the second knock in a high-scoring match that ended in a stalemate. He got his first half-century in his very next match against the West Indies at Kingston, in June 2014. In fact, he got one in each innings, 83 and 73, helping New Zealand to win the match by 186 runs. He attained his first Test ton in November 2014 when he scored 103 and 20 against Pakistan at Abu Dhabi, in a match that Pakistan won. In the next match of the series played in Dubai, Latham made 137 in the first innings, however, the match was drawn. His next ton (105) helped New Zealand beat Zimbabwe at Bulawayo in July 2016. An innings of 136 in the next match at Bulawayo in August 2016 also resulted in a New Zealand victory. In January 2017, Latham played a match-winning 177 against Bangladesh at Wellington to be named Man of the Match. His highest Test score of 264 not out came in a drawn encounter against Sri Lanka in December 2018 at Wellington. Latham played his last Test match in February 2020 against India at Christchurch where he contributed 52 in each innings which led to a New Zealand victory. In 52 Test matches, Latham has scored 3726 runs at an average of 42.34 with 11 tons, including his top score of 264 not out. He has also taken 52 catches.

ODI Career

Latham played his first ODI match against Zimbabwe at Dunedin in February 2012. He made 24 runs in a match that New Zealand won by 90 runs. He got his first fifty against Sri Lanka at Hambantota in November 2013. His 86 helped New Zealand win the game by the DL method. Latham’s first ODI hundred came against Zimbabwe at Harare in August 2015. On the back of his unbeaten 110 off 116 balls, the Kiwis won the match. Latham demolished the Bangladesh bowlers at Christchurch in December 2016 to score 137 helping his team to a formidable result of 341/7. In reply, Bangladesh were bowled out for 264 and Latham was named Man of the Match. Another Man of the Match performance came in May 2017 when Latham scored 104 off 11 balls against Ireland at Dublin to help his side register a 190-run win. Yet another Man of the Match award came Latham’s way when he made an unbeaten 103 against India at Mumbai in October 2017. Batting at number five, Latham helped New Zealand chase down a challenging target of 281. Latham last appeared in an ODI against Australia at Sydney in March 2010. His score of 38 was not enough to stop Australia from winning by 71 runs. In 99 ODIs, Latham has scored 2696 runs at an average of 32.87 with four tons, including his top score of 137. He has also taken 82 catches and made seven stumpings.

T20I Career

Latham has not been quite as impressive in T20Is as he has been in Tests and ODIs. He played his first T20I against the West Indies at Lauderhill in the United States in June 2012. He made just 15 in a New Zealand score of 153 in 18.3 overs after the West Indies had set a target of 210. He had several good starts that he failed to convert into big scores, including 19 against the West Indies at Lauderhill in July 2012, 22 against England at the Oval in June 2013, 20 against Sri Lanka at Pallekele in November 2013 and 26 against Pakistan at Dubai in December 2014. He played his last T20I game against India at Delhi in November 2017. In 13 T20Is, Latham has scored 163 runs at 16.30, including the top score of 39. He has also taken six catches.