57 Mitchell Santner

Mitchell Santner
Current Team
Texas Super Kings
Major League Cricket, 2024 ICC Mens T20 World Cup

Santner is poised to leave a lasting impact on the game, both at the international level and in T20 leagues around the world.

Born on February 05, 1992, in Hamilton, Mitchell Josef Santner has emerged as one of the most versatile cricketers in New Zealand’s cricketing landscape. With his left-handed batting and slow left-arm orthodox bowling, Santner has made significant contributions to the New Zealand cricket team across all formats.

Early Career and Rise to Prominence

Santner’s journey in cricket began with promising performances in domestic cricket, catching the attention of selectors with his all-round abilities. He was elevated to the New Zealand side in 2015, particularly as the team searched for a left-arm spin option after the retirement of Daniel Vettori post-World Cup.

Immediate Impact in International Cricket

Santner made an immediate impression with his debut performances. His well-crafted 94 against Somerset in a tour game highlighted his batting prowess, while his left-arm spin added a new dimension to New Zealand’s bowling attack. He was handed his ODI debut against England at Edgbaston, where his ability to turn the ball earned him praise from the New Zealand camp.

Key Performances in White-Ball Cricket

Santner quickly became a mainstay in New Zealand’s white-ball teams, showcasing his skills in limited-overs cricket. His performances in ODIs and T20Is have been notable, with crucial wickets and handy contributions with the bat. Notably, his performance in the 2019 World Cup, where he played a pivotal role in the semi-final win over India, exemplified his ability to deliver under pressure on the big stage.

Success in T20 Leagues

Santner’s skills have also been recognized in various T20 leagues around the world. He was bought by the Chennai Super Kings in the IPL and played a crucial role in their title-winning campaign in 2019. His ability to deliver in high-pressure situations, as seen in the IPL final against Mumbai Indians, further solidified his reputation as a dependable allrounder.

Record-breaking Performances

Throughout his career, Santner has achieved several milestones. He has recorded impressive bowling figures across formats, including a five-wicket haul in Tests and ODIs. His ability to contribute with both bat and ball has earned him accolades, including being part of the prestigious 1000 runs and 100 wickets club in ODIs.


Mitchell Josef Santner’s journey from domestic cricket in New Zealand to becoming a vital cog in the national team reflects his talent, dedication, and hard work. As he continues to evolve as a cricketer, his versatility and ability to perform in different conditions make him a valuable asset for New Zealand cricket. With many more years of cricket ahead of him, Santner is poised to leave a lasting impact on the game, both at the international level and in T20 leagues around the world.


Major League Cricket


2024 ICC Mens T20 World Cup


Match Result

(MLC 2)
8:30 pm
Major League Cricket
Grand Prairie Stadium, Grand Prairie, TX

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(IPL Match 18)
7:30 pm
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium Hyderabad

Sunrisers Hyderabad vs Chennai Super Kings

(IPL Match 13)
7:30 pm
YSR International Cricket Stadium

Delhi Capitals vs Chennai Super Kings

(IPL Match 7)
7:30 pm
MA Chidambaram Stadium

Chennai Super Kings vs Gujarat Titans

(IPL Match 1)
7:30 pm
MA Chidambaram Stadium

Chennai Super Kings vs Royal Challengers Bangalore