Tim Southee was born on December 11, 1988 in Whangarei, New Zealand. He is the youngest of three children. His father, Gary Southee, was a representative cricketer for Northland, and his mother, Diane Southee, was a representative hockey player for Northland.
Tim Southee is married to Bryony Southee, and they have two children together. He is known for his humble and down-to-earth personality. He is also a passionate advocate for mental health awareness.
Tim Southee began playing cricket at a young age. He attended Whangarei Boys' High School, where he played for the First XI cricket team. He was also a member of the Northland Under-19 cricket team.
In 2007, Southee was selected to play for the New Zealand Under-19 cricket team at the World Cup. He was one of the leading bowlers in the tournament, taking 10 wickets in six matches.
Tim Southee made his international debut for New Zealand in a T20I match against England in February 2008. He made his Test debut against England in March 2008, and his ODI debut against the West Indies in June 2008.
Tim Southee has played 157 ODIs for New Zealand, taking 214 wickets at an average of 33.61. He has taken five wickets in an innings on seven occasions, and four wickets in an innings on 13 occasions. His best bowling figures in ODIs are 7 for 33 against England at Wellington in 2015.
Tim Southee has played 114 T20Is for New Zealand, taking 144 wickets at an average of 23.62. He has taken four wickets in an innings on three occasions. His best bowling figures in T20Is are 5 for 18 against Bangladesh at Hamilton in 2016.
Tim Southee is the most capped New Zealand bowler in Tests, with 94 appearances. He has taken 370 wickets at an average of 28.99. He has taken ten wickets in a match on three occasions, and five wickets in an innings on 17 occasions. His best bowling figures in Tests are 7 for 64 against England at Napier in 2008.
Tim Southee was stand-in captain for New Zealand in a T20I match against England in 2017 and an ODI match against Sri Lanka in 2018.
In 2014, Tim Southee was fined for his role in a fracas involving England batsman James Taylor during a Test match at Wellington.
Tim Southee is one of the greatest bowlers in New Zealand cricket history. He is a consistent performer in all three formats of the game, and he has played a key role in many of New Zealand's successes in recent years. He is a role model