Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
When did BJ Watling make his debut in international cricket?
BJ Watling debuted in international cricket in a Twenty20 International against Pakistan on 12 November 2009. He made his Test debut shortly after, on 11 December 2009, against Pakistan.
What are some of BJ Watling's notable records in Test cricket?
BJ Watling is renowned for holding the New Zealand record for the most dismissals by a wicket-keeper. He played a crucial role in New Zealand’s highest 6th and 7th wicket Test partnerships and was the first New Zealand wicket-keeper batsman to score a double century in Tests.
When did BJ Watling retire from international cricket?
BJ Watling announced his retirement in May 2021 and played his final Test on 18 June 2021 against India. His retirement came after New Zealand’s victory in the 2019–21 ICC World Test Championship final.