Latham was born on April 2, 1992, in Christchurch, New Zealand. He is the son of former New Zealand cricketer Rod Latham. Latham attended Christ's College in Christchurch, where he was a talented sportsman in both cricket and rugby.
Latham is married to his wife, Sophie, and they have two children. He is a private person and does not share much about his personal life with the media.
Latham made his first-class debut for Canterbury in December 2010. He had a successful debut season, scoring 554 runs at an average of 46.20. In 2012, Latham was selected for the New Zealand Under-19 squad for the World Cup in Australia. He was the leading run-scorer for the team, with 315 runs at an average of 52.50.
Latham made his international debut for New Zealand in an ODI against Zimbabwe in January 2012. He made his Test debut against India in February 2014.
Latham has played 134 ODIs for New Zealand, scoring 3,797 runs at an average of 35.39. He has scored 7 centuries and 18 half-centuries in ODIs. His highest ODI score is 145 not out, which he scored against India in November 2022.
Latham has played 26 T20Is for New Zealand, scoring 516 runs at an average of 26.30. He has scored 1 century and 1 half-century in T20Is. His highest T20I score is 103 not out, which he scored against India in February 2020.
Latham has played 74 Tests for New Zealand, scoring 5,150 runs at an average of 42.91. He has scored 13 centuries and 21 half-centuries in Tests. His highest Test score is 264 not out, which he scored against Sri Lanka in December 2018.
Latham has captained New Zealand in 1 Test and 6 ODIs. He won his only Test as captain against Sri Lanka in March 2023. He has a win-loss record of 4-2 in ODIs as captain.
Latham has been involved in a few minor controversies during his career. In 2018, he was fined for using inappropriate language on the field. In 2020, he was criticized for his slow batting in a T20I match against India.
Overall, Tom Latham is a respected cricketer who has had a successful international career. He is a valuable member of the New Zealand team and is known for his solid technique, ability to play long innings, and positive attitude.