New Zealand player profiles

NATHAN JOHN ASTLE Known as: Nathan Astle. Born: Christchurch, Canterbury, 15-9-1971.

Type: Right-hand opening/middle-order batsman and right-arm medium-pace bowler.

Teams: Canterbury (1991-92 to date), Nottinghamshire (1997).

First-class debut: Canterbury v Central Districts at New Playmouth, 1991-92.

Highest FC score: 223 for New Zealanders v Queensland at Brisbane, 2001-02.

Best FC bowling: 6-22 for Canterbury v Otago at Christchurch, 1996-97.

Test debut: v Zimbabwe at Hamilton, 1995-96.

Highest Test score: 222 v England at Christchurch, 2001-02.

Best Test bowling: 2-22 v Zimbabwe at Harare, 2000-01.

IAN GARETH BUTLER Known as: Ian Butler. Born: Middlemore, Auckland, 24-11-1981.

Type: Right-hand tail-end batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler.

Teams: Northern Districts (2001-02 to date), Gloucestershire (2003).

First-class debut: Northern Districts v Otago at Dunedin, 2001-02.

Highest FC score: 26 for New Zealand v West Indies at Bridgetown, 2001-02.

Best FC bowling: 5-44 for Northern Districts v Central Districts at Napier, 2002-03.

Test debut: v England at Christchurch, 2001-02.

Highest Test score: 26 v West Indies at Bridgetown, 2001-02.

Best Test bowling: 2-59 v England at Christchurch, 2001-02.

STEPHEN PAUL FLEMING (Captain) Known as: Stephen Fleming. Born: Christchurch, Canterbury, 1-4-1973.

Type: Left-hand middle-order batsman and occasional right-arm medium-pace bowler.

Teams: Canterbury (1991-92 to 1999-00), Middlesex (2001), Wellington (2001-02 to date), Yorkshire (2003).

First-class debut: for Canterbury v Northern Districts at Hamilton, 1991-92.

Highest FC score: 274 not out v Sri Lanka at Colombo (PSS), 2002-03.

Test debut: v India at Hamilton, 1993-94.

Highest Test score: 274 not out v Sri Lanka at Colombo (PSS), 2002-03.

Test captaincy record (1996-97 to 2002-03): P51, W19, L15, D17.

ROBERT GARRY HART Known as: Robbie Hart. Born: Hamilton, Waikato, 2-12-1974.

Type: Right-hand middle-order batsman and wicket-keeper.

Team: Northern Districts.

First-class debut: Northern Districts v Auckland at Auckland, 1992-93.

Highest FC score: 127 not out for Central Conference v Pakistan `A' at Blenheim, 1998-99.

Best FC wicket-keeping performance (in an innings): 6 dismissals (5ct+1st) for Northern Districts v Canterbury at Hamilton, 1994-95.

Best FC wicket-keeping performance (in a match): 8 dismissals (7ct+1st) for Northern Districts v Canterbury at Hamilton, 1994-95.

Test debut: v Pakistan at Lahore, 2001-02.

Highest Test score: 57 not out v West Indies at Bridgetown, 2001-02.

Best Test wicket-keeping performance (in an innings): 3 dismissals (all cts) v West Indies at Grenada, 2001-02 and v India at Hamilton, 2002-03.

Best Test wicket-keeping performance (in a match): 5 dismissals (all cts) v India at Hamilton, 2002-03.

RICHARD ANDREW JONES Known as: Richard Jones. Born: Auckland, 22-10-1973.

Type: Right-hand opening batsman (yet to make Test debut).

Teams: Auckland (1993-94 to 1997-98), Wellington (2000-01 to date).

First-class debut: for Auckland v Canterbury, Rangiora, 1993-94.

Highest FC score: 188 for Wellington v Otago at Wellington, 2000-01.

Best FC bowling: 1-0 for Wellington v Northern Districts at Wellington, 2000-01.

CRAIG DOUGLAS McMILLAN Known as: Craig McMillan. Born: Christchurch, Canterbury, 13-9-1976.

Type: Right-hand middle-order batsman and right-arm medium-pace bowler.

Team: Canterbury.

First-class debut: for Canterbury v Otago at Oamaru, 1994-95.

Highest FC score: 168 not out for New Zealanders v Indian Board President's XI at Jodhpur, 1999-00.

Best FC bowling: 6-71 for Central Conference v Pakistan `A' at Blenheim, 1998-99.

Test debut: v Australia at Brisbane, 1997-98.

Highest Test score: 142 v Sri Lanka at Colombo, 1997-98 and v Zimbabwe at Wellington, 2000-01.

Best Test bowling: 3-48 v Pakistan at Lahore, 2001-02.

MICHAEL JAMES MASON Known as: Michael Mason. Born: Carterton, Wellington, 27-8-1974.

Type: Right-hand lower-order batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler (yet to make Test debut).

Team: Central Districts.

First-class debut: for Central Districts v Northern Districts at Masterton, 1997-98.

Highest FC score: 44 for Central Districts v Northern Districts at Blenheim, 2001-02.

Best FC bowling (in an innings): 6-56 Central Districts v Canterbury at Timaru, 2002-03.

Best FC bowling (in a match): 11-115 Central Districts v Canterbury at Timaru, 2002-03.

JACOB DAVID PHILIP ORAM Known as: Jacob Oram. Born: Palmerston North, Manawatu, 28-7-1978.

Type: Left-hand middle-order batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler.

Team: Central Districts.

First-class debut: for New Zealand Cricket Academy v Bangladeshis at Lincoln, 1997-98.

Highest FC score: 155 for Central Districts v Canterbury at Christchurch, 1998-99.

Best FC bowling (in an innings): 5-30 for Central Districts v Northern Districts at Hamilton, 1999-00.

Test debut: v India at Wellington, 2002-03.

Highest Test score: 74 v Sri Lanka at Kandy, 2002-03.

Best Test bowling: 4-41 v India at Hamilton, 2002-03.

MARK HUNTER RICHARDSON Known as: Mark Richardson. Born: Hastings, Hawke's Bay, 11-6-1971.

Type: Left-hand opening batsman and left-arm slow bowler.

Teams: Auckland (1989-90 to date), Otago (1992-93 to 2000-01).

First-class debut: for NZCC President's v Indians at New Plymouth, 1989-90.

Highest FC score: 306 for New Zealanders v Zimbabwe `A' at Kwekwe (Zimbabwe), 2000-01.

Best FC bowling: 5-77 for Auckland v Central Districts at New Plymouth, 1990-91.

Test debut: v Zimbabwe at Bulawayo (QSC), 2000-01.

Highest Test score: 143 v Bangladesh at Hamilton, 2001-02.

Best Test bowling: 1-16 v Pakistan at Christchurch, 2000-01.

SCOTT BERNARD STYRIS Known as: Scott Styris.

Born: Brisbane, Queensland, Australia, 10-7-1975.

Type: Right-hand middle-order batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler.

Team: Northern Districts.

First-class debut: Northern Districts v Wellington at Wellington, 1994-95.

Highest FC score: 212 not out for Northern Districts v Otago at Hamilton, 2001-02.

Best FC bowling (in an innings): 6-32 for Northern Districts v Otago at Gisborne, 1999-00.

Test debut: v West Indies at Grenada, 2001-02.

Highest Test score: 107 v West Indies at Grenada, 2001-02.

Best Test bowling: 3-28 v India at Wellington, 2002-03.

DARYL RAYMOND TUFFEY Known as: Daryl Tuffey. Born: Milton, Otago, 11-6-1978.

Type: Right-hand tail-end batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler.

Team: Northern Districts.

First-class debut: Northern Districts v Auckland at Auckland, 1996-97.

Highest FC score: 89 not out for Northern Districts v Wellington at Wellington, 1999-00.

Best FC bowling (in an innings): 7-12 for Northern Districts v Wellington at Hamilton, 2000-01.

Best FC bowling (in a match): 11-66 for Northern Districts v Wellington at Hamilton, 2000-01.

Test debut: v Australia at Hamilton, 1999-00.

Highest Test score: 31 v West Indies at Bridgetown, 2001-02.

Best Test bowling: 6-54 v England at Auckland, 2001-02.

DANIEL LUCA VETTORI Known as: Daniel Vettori. Born: Auckland, 27-1-1979.

Type: Left-hand lower-order batsman and left-arm slow bowler.

Teams: Northern Districts (1996-97 to date), Nottinghamshire (2003).

First-class debut: for Northern Districts v England XI at Hamilton, 1996-97.

Highest FC score: 112 for New Zealanders v Leicestershire at Leicester, 1999.

Best FC bowling (in an innings): 7-87 for New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, 1999-00.

Best FC bowling (in a match): 12-149 for New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, 1999-00.

Test debut: v England at Wellington, 1996-97.

Highest Test score: 90 v Zimbabwe at Bulawayo (QC), 1997-98.

Best Test bowling (in an innings): 7-87 v Australia at Auckland, 1999-00.

Best Test bowling (in a match): 12-149 v Australia at Auckland, 1999-00.

LOU VINCENT Known as: Lou Vincent. Born: Warkworth, Auckland, 11-11-1978.

Type: Right-hand opening/middle-order batsman and occasional right-arm medium-pace bowler.

Team: Auckland.

First-class debut: Auckland v Otago at Auckland, 1997-98.

Highest FC score: 159 for Auckland v Northern Districts at Auckland, 1998-99.

Best FC bowling: 2-37 for Auckland v Wellington at Auckland, 1999-00.

Test debut: v Australia at Perth, 2001-02.

Highest Test score: 104 v Australia at Perth, 2001-02.

PAUL JOHN WISEMAN Known as: Paul Wiseman. Born: Auckland, 4-5-1970.

Type: Right-hand tail-end batsman and right-arm off-break bowler.

Teams: Auckland (1991-92 to 1992-93), Otago (1994-95 to 2000-01), Canterbury (2001-02 to date).

First-class debut: for Auckland v Central Districts at Auckland, 1991-92.

Highest FC score: 91 for Canterbury v Otago at Dunedin, 2002-03.

Best FC bowling (in an innings): 8-66 for Otago v Wellington at Wellington, 1996-97.

Best FC bowling (in a match): 12-148 for South Island v North Island at Christchurch, 1999-00.

Test debut: v Sri Lanka at Colombo (RP), 1997-98.

Highest Test score: 29 v Sri Lanka at Kandy, 2002-03.

Best Test bowling: 5-82 v Sri Lanka at Colombo (RP), 1997-98.