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Corey Anderson, New Zealand

Corey Anderson

Corey Anderson is a New Zealand all-rounder who made his international debut in late 2012 having already played for Canterbury and Northern Districts in domestic cricket.

A left-hand batsman and left-arm medium fast bowler, his early career marked him down as something of a specialist bowler in limited overs cricket but more of an accomplished batsman in the first-class game.

It therefore came as little surprise that when he was called up by the Black Caps, it was for the Twenty20 International series in South Africa where a number of new caps were handed out.

He had little chance to impress as New Zealand were hammered in the opening game, bowled a couple of overs in the second match as New Zealand levelled the series then took three catches and hit 12 in the final match.

He went on to play both Twenty20s against England in May 2013, helping New Zealand win the first match before the second was washed out.

His ODI debut had come earlier in the summer against the same opponents during the Champions Trophy.

In a rain-shortened match he bowled one over for just four runs and then struck 30 in 24 balls – an innings that kept his side in the game until they eventually fell just short.

He is no stranger to being selected for big games as he was picked for Canterbury to play in the 2006/7 State Championship final having only made his debut in the previous match.

He also hammered 67 in 62 balls playing for the New Zealand XI against the touring English side in early 2013.

His Test debut came in 2013 against Bangladesh and in early 2014, Anderson shot to prominence when he broke the record for the quickest ODI century, managing to do reach the milestone in just 36 balls, going on to hit 131 not out in 47 deliveries.

From then on, he has featured in all three formats for the Black Caps becoming a key component of a side that had a successful year in 2014.

He went on to help them reach the final of the World Cup, hitting half-centuries against Sri Lanka and South Africa, chipping in with 14 wickets along the way as well.