William Somerville is a 36-year-old right-arm off break bowler who has played international cricket for New Zealand.
New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand A, New South Wales, Sydney Sixers, New Zealand XI
William Somerville has taken 15 wickets in 4 Tests at 32.46. In his debut match against Pakistan held in Abu Dhabi in December 2018, Sommerville took 4/75 in Pakistan’s first-innings tally of 348 in reply to New Zealand’s score of 274. In their second knock, New Zealand made 353/7 declared. Chasing 280 to win, Pakistan collapsed to be all out for 156. Thanks to Sommerville’s bowling figures of 3/53, New Zealand earned a 123-run win. Against Sri Lanka in Galle in August 2019, New Zealand scored 249 in their first innings. Sommerville took 3/83 to help bowl out Sri Lanka for 267. However, in the 4th innings of the game, Sri Lanka chased down a winning target of 268 with 5 wickets to spare. In the next match of the series played in Colombo, the hosts batted first and scored 244, with Sommerville claiming 1/20. New Zealand responded with 431/6 declared before bowling out Sri Lanka for 122 in their second knock to help themselves to an innings victory, in which Sommerville’s bowling figures of 2/49 played an important role. Sommerville last appeared in a Test against Australia in Sydney in January 2020.