Tim Southee – Bio, Age, Stats, Net Worth

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Tim Southee

Timothy Grant Southee is an New Zealand cricketer. Being Right Handed Batsman & Right-arm medium-fast bowler in the New Zealand national cricket team. He also played IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders.

Born11 December 1988, Whangarei
Height6 ft 3 inch (191 cm)
FatherMurray Southee
MotherJoanne Southee
Wife Brya Fahy


Timothy Grant Southee was born on 11 December 1988, .Whangarei, Northland, New Zealand. His age is around 34 years in 2023.

Southee is married to Brya Fahy. The couple have two daughters.


He was educated at Whangarei Boy’s High School and Kings College, Auckland.

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Tim Southee


From 2006 through 2009, Southee represented New Zealand at the under-19 level. His under-19 career featured 13 one-day matches, 10 of which were at ICC Under-19 World Championships, and a three-match Junior Test series against India in early 2007.

His most recent youth participation was in the 2008 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, when he was named player of the tournament.

Southee made his debut in the 2006 ICC Under-19 World Cup on February 5, against Bangladesh in Colombo, Sri Lanka, at the age of 17. In the tournament, he also played against Pakistan, Ireland, the United States, and Nepal.

One of the youngest players to ever play for New Zealand, Southee started his international career. He now regularly competes for his country in all three international competitions: Twenty20, one-day internationals, and test matches.

CountryNew Zealand
Test Debut22 March 2008 v England (Cap 237)
ODI Debut15 June 2008 v England (Cap 150)
T20I Debut05 February 2008 v England (Cap 30)
Jersey No.38
IPL2011: Chennai Super Kings
2014-2015:Rajasthan Royals
2016-2017: Mumbai Indans
2018-2019: Royal Challengers Bangalore
2021-2022: Kolkata Knight Riders

When Southee returned home from the 2008 Under-19 World Cup as the tournament’s player of the year, England was still visiting New Zealand.

At the 2011 World Cup, which was held in India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh, Southee took the third-most wickets. He ended with 18 wickets at an average of 17.33 and was selected by the ICC as the 12th player and lone New Zealander in the “team of the tournament”(Shahid Afridi and Zaheer Khan jointly topped the wicket-takers).

In seven of New Zealand’s eight games, he started the bowling, and in the other, he was the first replacement. Only Southee and Nathan McCullum bowled in every game for New Zealand, who employed 12 bowlers overall in the competition.

Playing Style

Southee, a right arm medium fast out-swing bowler. While not as quick as fellow new-ball bowler Trent Bolt (and the fact that he doesn’t keep bowling at 136–141 km/h for long spells in tests), Southee’s meticulous accuracy and well disguised variations have allowed him to develop into a genuine spearhead.

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Tim Southee

In 2008 when Southee was first selected in the national team Richard Hadlee remarked of him “He runs in relatively straight, he gets through his action nicely and he moves the ball, particularly away from the batsman”.

Southee also established himself as the new opening bowling attack partnership with Boult, having taken 46% of all wickets between them since 2013, especially since the retirement of Chris Martin.

In seaming conditions or bowling with an older ball, he tends to bowl more cross-seam deliveries. In damp pitches, he tends to bowl off cutters akin to a fast off spin.

In Tests, they are also ably complemented by Neil Wagner’s short left-arm seam deliveries.

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Tim Southee

International cricket five-wicket hauls

In international cricket, Southee has 18 five-wicket hauls. He grabbed his maiden five-wicket haul against England at McLean Park in Napier in 2008, becoming the sixth New Zealander to do so, with figures of 5/55 in the first innings.  

His best Test innings numbers are 7/64 against India in Bangalore in 2012. 

His best ODI stats were 7/33 against England at the 2015 Cricket World Cup.

[ His best T20I stats are 5/18 against Pakistan in 2010.

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Tim Southee


The New Zealand pacer had a start-stop beginning to his IPL career. He was picked for the 2011 season by Chennai Super Kings and though he won them their first game by defending 6 off the final over, Southee played only a couple more after that as Doug Bollinger replaced him.

The championship winning team did not retain him and he was left in the wilderness for two years. 

Rajasthan Royals bought him back to the league in 2014 for INR 1.2 crore. He didn’t play much because of Royals’ strong foreign recruits.

The same happened in 2015 and once Rajasthan were terminated, Southee moved to Mumbai Indians for the next two years. 

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Tim Southee & Kane Williamson

Key Points:-

He is a New Zealand international cricketer who captains the New Zealand cricket team in Tests and is deputy captain in T20Is. He is a right-arm fast-medium bowler who also bats in the bottom order.

He was one of the country’s youngest cricketers, making his debut at the age of 19 in February 2008. He was the third New Zealand bowler to capture 300 Test wickets.

On his Test debut, he got 5 wickets and scored 77 points off 40 balls in the second innings against England.  

He is a Plunket Shield, Ford Trophy, and Super Smash player for Northern Districts, as well as a Hawke Cup player for Northland.

He took three of the most wickets at the 2011 ICC World Cup (18 wicket). He made an impression at the 2015 ICC World Cup as well, taking 7 wickets against England in a round-robin league match.

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Tim Southee

Tim Southee Stats

Runs Scored 18757203179120
Batting Average29.312.423.79.2
Highest Score77*553936*
Balls bowled20772775123351170
Bowling Average29.333.523.737.0
4-Wicket haul19510
5-Wicket haul14310
10-Wicket haul0000
Best Bowling7/647/335/183/20
Run Outs2633

Tim Southee Net Worth

According to various online resources the net worth of Tim Southee is estimated around $4 million dollars which is 35 crores in Indian Currency.


Apart from New Zealand Cricket Board match fees, Tim Southee is also playing for Gujarat Titans in IPL . Since many years of 2022 IPL, Tim Southee is also getting an IPL contract every year, from which 1.5 Crores is the current salary of Tim Southee for playing from Gujarat Titans.

Social Media and Advertisements

Tim Southee has also a best amount of social media following by which he makes decent amount of money. He had also done many TV commercials for Brands till now.

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Tim Southee
Net Worth$4 Million
Net Worth In Indian Rupees35 Crore INR
Monthly Income And Salary1 crore+
Yearly Income8 Crore +
Income SourceCricket, Advertisement

Social Media of Tim Southee

Tim Southee has also a huge amount of Fan following over his social media platforms. He has total 2 million followers combining his Instagram.

Tim Southee posts entertaining content on his Instagram with members of Team India & New Zealand at a period of time. His reels also got viral many times till now.

Tim Southee Instagram

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. What is the net worth of Tim Southee in Indian rupees?
Ans. The net worth of Tim Southee in 35 crores in Indian rupees.

2. How old is Tim Southee ?
Ans. Tim Southee is 34 years old.

3. Nick name of Tim Southee ?
Ans. No any Nick name of Tim Southee.

4. Which Country in Tim Southee Belongs ?
Ans. Tim Southee Belongs to New Zealand.

5. IPL fees of Tim Southee?
Ans. Tim Southee got 1.5 Crore for Playing IPL.

6. For Which Team Tim Southee play IPL 2023?
Ans. Tim Southee play IPL for Kolkata Knight Riders in 2023.