• Coach:

    Stephen Fleming

  • Captain:

    MS Dhoni

  • CLT20 Best:

    2010 Champions

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Role Bowler
Bats Right-handed
Bowls Left-arm medium-fast

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Birth Date 11 October 1983
CLT20 debut 2011

Michael Bates' career has taken off in recent seasons as he has become one of the Aces' strike weapons. He was their Player of the Season in 2009-10 taking 66 wickets in all competitions and he has backed that up with two more quality seasons. His three wickets in the first over of the HRV Cup final in 2009-10 set the Aces on the road to victory and he took the crucial wicket of Rob Nicol in last year's final as well. His ability to bowl death overs was a huge factor in his selection in the Black Caps team last season. The big left-armer is, undoubtedly, a crucial part of the Aces' bowling armoury.

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