Tom Latham is a professional New Zealand cricketer. He plays the role of a left-handed batter and wicket keeper, he represents the national team in all formats
Tom Latham is a professional New Zealand cricketer. He plays the role of a left-handed batter and wicket keeper, he represents the national team in all formats. Tom Latham is the son of former New Zealand player Rod Latham, he was born on April 2, 1992 in Canterbury, New Zealand. Tom Latham is an elegant left-handed wicket-keeper batsman, he joined his first seen playing in the domestic side of Canterbury in 2010, his hard work and determination gained him a call-up for the series against Zimbabwe. He made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in February 2012.
Latham made his T20I debut in the same year against the West Indies. For the next two years, Latham performed poorly and was in and out of the New Zealand ODI team, but he bounced back well with a string of valuable performances against Sri Lanka and Bangladesh which gained him his maiden Test call-up against India in February 2014. Latham went from strength to strength and cemented his place as New Zealand’s first-choice opener. Latham was selected in New Zealand’s World Cup squad in 2015 as a backup wicket-keeper batsman to Luke Ronchi, but he did not feature in the tournament.
Latham has become a more established player in all the formats for New Zealand. He has been a reliable batsman for the black caps over the past 7 years and this was showcased against Sri Lanka in 2018, when he slammed his highest score in Test matches (264*). In April 2019, he was named in New Zealand’s World Cup squad. In January 2020, Latham captained New Zealand for the very first time in Test cricket in the absence of Kane Williamson who was ruled out of the match due to an injury. Unfortunately, Tom Latham hasn’t been able to get an IPL contract but if he continues to play the same way, sooner or later he will get bagged by one of the franchises.
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His net worth is around INR 25 crores (approx)
He earns around INR 1.5 crore annually (approx)
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