Tom Latham, one of the younger talents in the Black Caps team, embarked on his international cricket career in 2012 when he was just 19 years old. Following in the footsteps of his father, Rod Latham, a former New Zealand representative, Tom inherited a rich cricketing legacy.
A dynamic and aggressive left-handed batsman, Tom Latham showcased his cricketing skills early by representing New Zealand in the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2010, where he also took up the wicketkeeper’s role. His remarkable performances in domestic cricket earned him a place in the one-day international squad, and he made his debut against Zimbabwe in 2012, contributing 24 runs on his first appearance.
His journey continued as he made his Test match debut against India in early 2014, and his talent was evident when he scored consecutive centuries against Pakistan in November 2014. Latham’s selection in New Zealand’s 2015 World Cup squad was a significant moment in his career, even though he didn’t get a chance to play during the tournament. Following that, he was included in the Test team for the tour of England, marking another milestone in his cricketing journey.