Mitchell Santner burst into the scene once Daniel Vettori retired and has been filling his shoes with his impressive perfomances as an all-rounder that New Zealand need. Having played only 19 List A mathes, the selectors saw potential and immediately brought him into the senior team where he made his debut for the Blackcaps in 2015 against Australia at the Oval. It was when he was selected for the tour of England, in the first game itself, he made an impact not with the ball, but with the bat as he scored 27 and 94 in the two innings. He also made his ODI debut in the same tour and despite New Zealand lost the series 2-3, Satner was one positive in a long term prospective. Considered as the next Vettori, Satner has grabbed his chances and has been living upto the expectations. His skills saw him play for Chennai Super Kings in the Indian Premier League as well.read more
Rohit Sharma's 56-run knock followed by Axar Patel's three-wicket haul helped India defeat New Zealand by 73 runs in the third and final T20I here at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
The 29-year-old Santner, who has taken 41 wickets in 23 Tests, is currently with the Black Caps squad in England for a two-Test series.
The three will, however, be accompanied by the likes of Chris Gayle, Andre Russell, Kieron Pollard, Rashid Khan and Imran Tahir, who are all expected to be part of IPL 2020.
Santner is excited at the prospect of playing in the upcoming Caribbean Premier League and IPL after the long coronavirus-enforced break.
Mitchell Santner said that his stint with CSK also helped him adapt to various conditions.
The New Zealander, who played just four matches in IPL 2019, said that he is trying to pick Dhoni's calm and composed approach during matches.
The CSK captain had meanwhile escaped the ban and was left with a 50 per cent fine on his match fees, but many former cricketers criticised him for his conduct.
Mitchell Santner was taken to task by the Australian batters as he conceded 82 runs in his 20 overs and failed to even pick up a wicket.
Resuming their second innings at 55/3, none of the England batters could stay long at the crease as they got bowled out 197 and suffered a crushing defeat by an innings and 46 runs against hosts.
BJ Watling hit a double century while Mitchell Santner got his maiden Test ton as England trail New Zealand by 207 runs in their second innings.
BJ Watling scored 207 off 473 balls, hitting 24 fours and a six against England on day four of the first Test.
Poor catching and a batting collapse cost England dearly as the visitors could only make 144 in their chase of 177 in Wellington in the second T20I of the five-match series.
Mitchell Santner, who played his most recent Test against the West Indies in December 2017, missed most of last year with a knee injury.
Mitchell Santner removed Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya to break important partnerships, which set the tone for New Zealand's victory in the first semifinal of the 2019 World Cup.
Mitchell Santner said that New Zealand need to take wickets in the middle-overs and play aggressive cricket to beat India in the last two ODIs.
Santner also feels the two teams could take momentum from the series before heading into the 2019 World Cup, which starts in England at the end of May.
Mitchell Santner was picked up by Chennai Super Kings for Rs 50 lakh in this year's IPL auctions.
The Kiwi spinner added that he is looking forward to joining the team and playing alongside experienced players like Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Ravindra Jadeja and others.