| Mitchell Josef Santner|
20 June 2015 v England
| 5 February 1992 (age 23) (1992-02-05) Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand|
27 November 2015 v Australia
New Zealand national cricket team, Northern Districts cricket team
9 June 2015 v England
Left-arm orthodox spin
Mitchell Santner Wikipedia
Mitchell Josef Santner (born 5 February 1992) is a New Zealand international cricketer who plays all forms of the game. Domestically, he plays for Northern Districts cricket team. He is an all-rounder who bats left-handed, and bowls slow left-arm orthodox.
Santner was elevated towards the New Zealand one side after a promising 2014–15 domestic season. He was named in the one-day squad for the tour of England following the retirement of Daniel Vettori after the 2015 World Cup as New Zealand searched for another left-arm spin option. Santner was then drafted into the touring squad at the start of the England tour to cover for the absence of the players at the IPL and made an immediate impression with a well-crafted 94 against Somerset. He was handed his ODI debut at Edgbaston having played just 19 List A matches for Northern Districts.
In April 2015, Santner was named in the New Zealand limited-overs squad for the tour of England. He made his One Day International debut for New Zealand on 9 June 2015. His first international wicket was when he trapped fellow debutant Sam Billings for 3. During the fourth ODI in the same series he hit 28 runs off Adil Rashid in one over, which is the second highest runs off one over ever posted in England. He made his Twenty20 International debut in the same series on 23 June 2015.
On 27 November 2015, Santner debuted in his first Test match against Australia. That match was also the first day/night Test.He also became the first player in history to make his test debut in a Day Night Test Match,where he made his debut against Australia. He hit a boundary off the first ball of his Test career.
Santner was picked to the New Zealand squad as a premier spin bowler along with Nathan McCullum, who is playing his last international tour. In the first match against host India, Santner won man of the match award for his brilliant bowling performances, which lead his side to win by 47 runs. His bowling performance of 4 for 11 is the best bowling figures by a New Zealand spinner in World Twenty20 as well.
Mitchell Santner along with Jeetan Patel shared the honour for being the first pair of spinners in history to kick off an ODI by opening the bowling in the first innings of 4th ODI v South Africa.This was also the first instance that had happened only in the 3843rd ODI.