BJ Watling Wiki Biography, Age, Height, Net Worth, Career & more


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About BJ Watling

BJ Watling is kiwi (New Zealand) right-handed opening batsman and part-time wicket keeper. He is regarded as one of the best wicket keepers of the New Zealand Test Team.  He is retiring from cricket after the World Test Championship in England and will start his career in coaching after retirement to align his focus on his family as he recently became father again.


Full Name Bradley-John Watling
Nick Name BJ Watling or BJ
Date Of Birth 9 July,1985 [1]wikipedia
Birth Place Durban, Natal Province, South Africa
Horoscope  CANCER
Nationality New Zealand
International Debut Test debut: 11th December 2009 v Pakistan
ODI debut: 13th August 2010 v Sri Lanka
T20I debut: 12th November 2009 v Pakistan
Profession Cricketer ( Batsman and wicket keeper)
Batting Right-handed batsman
Bowling Right-arm off-break bowler

Physical  Stats

Height In feet- 6 feet 0 inch
In centimetre- 183 cm
Weight In kilogram- 75 kg
In Pound- 165 lbs
Age in 2021 35 Years
Eye Colour Black
Hair Colour Brown
Shoe Size 10 UK


Father Not known
Mother Not known

Personal Life




Relationship & more

Marital Status Married
Wife Jess watling
Child Name Hudson Reid Watling
Miller George Watling

Favorite Things

Hobbies Horse Riding
Food French Toast
Music Soul
Sports Cricketer by profession and Also Loves Playing Golf

Money Factor

Net Worth INR 14 crores or $2 Million(mostly came through cricket contracts).
Income Source Cricket
Cars Owns a Car


Does Watling consume Alcohol? No
Does  BJ Watling smoke Cigarettes? No
Can Drive? Yes
Can Bj watling  Swim? Yes
Is Bj watling a Yoga Practitioner? No
Does Gym? Yes
Is Bj watling a Jogger? Yes
Food habits? Non vegetarian


  • He was born in Durban, South Africa but his family moved to New Zealand when he was just a 10-year-old kid.
  • He was fascinated by the game of  Cricket from a very young age and he got the knowledge of cricket from the former Test cricketer Chris Kuggeleijn during his school days.
  • Watling studied and  flourished at Hamilton Boys’ High School. Watling and his team won the Gillette Cup two times and he made it to the Under-19 Cricket World Cup in 2004. He had an above average world cup where he  scored 268 runs from six games, including a half-century and a century.
  • Watling was then selected in the Northern Districts team and was given the opportunity to make his first-class debut for Northern Districts in the year 2004 as a wicket-keeper. He started as an opener and started opening the batting for the team too.
  • Watling made his international  debut and played his maiden Test match in December 2009. He played against Pakistan, scoring 18 and 60 in the first and second innings respectively.
  • In May 2012, Watling scored his maiden century when the Kiwis were playing a Test match against Zimbabwe in McLean Park, Napier.
  • He also became the stand-in captain for the NZ team against England in 2015 when many players were busy playing Indian Premier League.
  • In Nov 2019, in a test match against England at Oval ground, Watling scored his maiden double century and became the first wicket-keeper batsman for NZ and 9th overall in the world to score a double century in test cricket.
  • Watling has announced that he will be retiring from all formats of cricket just after the World Test Championships final against India in 2021. [2]IMDB

Some unknown facts about

  • He was born in South Africa but plays for the New Zealand team as his family moved to New Zealand when Watling was 10 years old.
  • BJ watling hasn’t played for any IPL team and any international game till now.
  • His game play has been inspired from Jonty Rhodes: no big hitting but accumulation of runs through gaps.
  • Watling possesses best averages and high scores with middle and lower order and scores more individual runs when the team is not doing well.
  • Only wicket keeper Batsman for New Zealand to score double hundred.
  • He is one of the most successful wicketkeeper batsmen for New Zealand.

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