Daryl Mitchell Goes for a Better Price at IPL Auction

Daryl Mitchell is a New Zealand cricketer who plays all formats of the game for the Black Caps and Canterbury in domestic cricket. He’s a dynamic all-rounder known for his solid batting, accurate medium pace bowling, and energetic presence on the field.

Here’s a closer look at his impressive career:

Early Life and Domestic Career:

  • Born in Hamilton, New Zealand, on May 20, 1991.
  • Son of former New Zealand rugby union player and coach John Mitchell.
  • Played over 200 domestic matches before his international debut in 2019.
  • Scored centuries in successive Plunket Shield innings before the England series in 2019.

International Career:

  • Made his international debut against India in a T20I in February 2019.
  • Called into the Test team as a replacement for the injured Colin de Grandhomme in late 2019.
  • Impressed with a confident 73 against England in his first Test innings.
  • Became a mainstay in the Black Caps’ ODI and T20I lineups.
  • Played a key role in New Zealand’s runner-up finish at the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup, opening the batting alongside Martin Guptill.

Playing Style:

  • Right-handed batsman known for his clean hitting and ability to build an innings.
  • Bowls right-arm medium pace with good control and variations.
  • Energetic fielder and a valuable asset in the team’s fielding unit.

Recent Achievements:

  • Scored an unbeaten 102 against Pakistan in the 2023 Cricket World Cup, helping New Zealand secure a crucial victory.
  • Named Player of the Tournament in the 2023 T20 Blast for Canterbury.
  • Signed a contract with Lancashire Cricket Club for the 2024 English season.