A rising name with an upskill talent the New Zealand native Max O’Dowd spent most of his schooling in Auckland. His mother was Dutch, so Max obtained a Dutch passport, and eventually he was able to represent the country in international cricket. Max’s hitting style is perfect for the shortest format in the game.
FULL NAME – Maxwell Patrick O’Dowd
BORN – 4 March , 1994, Auckland
BATTING STYLE – Right hand Bat
BOWLING STYLE – Right arm Off-break
PLAYING ROLE – Opening Batter
EDUCATION – Westlake Boys High School, Auckland
The ability to hit the ball with that needed timing is speechless, No wonder he played his T20 his cricket more than any other format.
However, Max has had a great start to his ODI career which just started in 2019. The opener got off to a great start with two 50s in the same innings but still had a long way to go to cement his place in 50-over cricket. He has also been the best performer of his two centuries so far in his short career. The Netherlands is not yet a full member of international cricket. Opportunities for Max to shine are limited.
Nevertheless, he is a promising prospect. It will be interesting to see if he continues to play for the Netherlands.
In June 2015, O’Dowd made his senior debut for the Netherlands in an Intercontinental Cup match against Papua New Guinea. He scored his 14 points in his first innings before being sacked by Lore his Nou, and in the second inning, Willie Gabella fielded his 5-ball duck.
Bowled in the second innings by Papua New Guinea, he took a wicket for Legasiaka with the fourth ball in first-class cricket, finishing at 1/44. O’Dowd was not in the original squad for that game.
O’Dowd made his Twenty20 International debut for the Netherlands national team on 1 July 2015 against Nepal. He was called up to the Dutch squad for both the WCL Championship game against PNG and the 2015 World Twenty20 Qualifier. On September 14, 2015, he made his debut in the WCL Championship against Scotland on the List.
In July 2018, he was called up to the Netherlands National team for the One Day International (ODI) in the series against Nepal, but he did not play. In June 2019, he was called up to the Dutch ODI team for the series against Zimbabwe. On 19 June 2019, he made his Dutch ODI debut against Zimbabwe.
In September 2019, he was called up to the Netherlands squad for the 2019 ICC T20 World Cup Qualifying Tournament in the United Arab Emirates. In April 2020, he became one of his 17 Dutch-based cricketers to join the team’s senior squad.
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