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Douglas Andrew John Bracewell (born 28 September 1990) is an international New Zealand cricketer who currently plays for Central Districts. He is a right-hand batsman and bowls right-arm fast-medium pace. He is the son of former Test cricketer Brendon Bracewell. His uncle is also a former Black Caps player and coach John Bracewell.

Doug Bracewell
Personal information
Full nameDouglas Andrew John Bracewell
Born (1990-09-28) 28 September 1990 (age 28)
Tauranga, New Zealand
BowlingRight arm fast-medium
RoleAll Rounder
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 251)1 November 2011 v Zimbabwe
Last Test27 August 2016 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 165)20 October 2011 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI28 January 2019 v India
ODI shirt no.34
T20I debut (cap 48)15 October 2011 v Zimbabwe
Last T20I11 January 2019 v Sri Lanka
T20I shirt no.34
Domestic team information
2007–presentCentral Districts
2012Delhi Daredevils
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI T20I FC
Matches 27 19 18 98
Runs scored 568 158 121 3,382
Batting average 13.85 15.80 24.20 26.62
100s/50s 0/0 0/1 0/0 2/18
Top score 47 57 44 105
Balls bowled 4,984 932 286 17,787
Wickets 72 23 20 304
Bowling average 38.83 34.69 21.85 32.60
5 wickets in innings 2 0 0 9
10 wickets in match 0 n/a n/a 0
Best bowling 6/40 4/55 3/25 7/35
Catches/stumpings 10/– 3/– 7/– 46/–
Source: Cricinfo, 20 March 2019
For his uncle, another cricketer, see Douglas Bracewell.


Early daysEdit

Born in Tauranga, Bracewell was educated at Rathkeale College near Masterton.[1]

Domestic careerEdit

In 2008, Bracewell was selected in the New Zealand under-19 squad for their tour of England,[2] he played both ‘Tests’ and five ‘ODIs’.[3]

On 17 November 2008 he made his first-class cricket debut for Central Districts against Auckland, he was dismissed for a duck in the first innings before taking 1 wicket for 41 runs (1/41).[4] A month later he made his List A debut against the same opposition, he took 2/33 and as opening batsman scored 55.[5]

After a very successful end of 2011 and early 2012,[citation needed] Bracewell was drafted by Delhi Daredevils in the 2012 IPL draft

In June 2018, he was awarded a contract with Central Districts for the 2018–19 season.[6]

International careerEdit

Bracewell made his Test debut against Zimbabwe in November 2011, and took 5/85 in the second innings.[7] Bracewell became the seventh New Zealand bowler to pick up a five-wicket haul on Test debut. It is also the fifth five-wicket haul by a bowler making his debut against Zimbabwe.[8]

In a Test match against Australia at Bellerive Oval, Hobart Bracewell ran through the Australian batting line-up and took figures of 6/40 in only his third Test, the best bowling by a New Zealander in Tests in nearly 5 years. He bowled Nathan Lyon to seal the win by 7 runs. It was also 26 years since New Zealand last won a Test match in Australia.[9]

Having not played internationally since October 2016 due to injuries and drink-driving charges, he was picked for the first match of the ODI series against West Indies as Colin de Grandhomme returns to Zimbabwe on family bereavement leave.[10] In the first ODI against West Indies, he took 4 wickets in that match by restricting them below 250. New Zealand finally won that match by 5 wickets and Bracewell was awarded man of the match for his match winning performance.[11]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Dickson, Walt (9 December 2009). "Captain gets surprise call up". Wairarapa News. Retrieved 15 January 2017.
  2. ^ Bracewells named in U-19 squad, Cricinfo, Retrieved 17 January 2009
  3. ^ Player Oracle DAJ Bracewell, CricketArchive, Retrieved 17 January 2009
  4. ^ Central Districts v Auckland, State Championship 2008/09, CricketArchive, Retrieved 17 January 2009
  5. ^ Auckland v Central Districts, State Shield 2008/09, CricketArchive, Retrieved 17 January 2009
  6. ^ "Central Districts drop Jesse Ryder from contracts list". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 15 June 2018.
  7. ^ "Only Test: Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Nov 1–5, 2011". espncricinfo. Retrieved 2011-12-13.
  8. ^ New Zealand outlast Brendan Taylor to win thriller ESPNCricinfo. Retrieved 13 December 2011
  9. ^ Black Caps bask in the glory of rare victory Retrieved 13 December 2011
  10. ^ "De Grandhomme out of NZ ODI squad due to bereavement". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 2017-12-14.
  11. ^ "Bracewell, Astle put New Zealand 1-0 up". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 December 2017.

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