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Nathan Ellis

Nathan Ellis
Personal information
Born (1994-09-22) 22 September 1994 (age 29)
Greenacre, New South Wales, Australia
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 235)29 March 2022 v Pakistan
Last ODI19 March 2023 v India
ODI shirt no.12
T20I debut (cap 98)6 August 2021 v Bangladesh
Last T20I3 September 2023 v South Africa
T20I shirt no.12
Domestic team information
2018–presentHobart Hurricanes (squad no. 72)
2021–presentPunjab Kings
Career statistics
Competition ODI FC LA T20I
Matches 8 10 27 12
Runs scored 382 1232 1144 381
Batting average 38.2 29.33 30.1 17.31
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/0 0/0
Top score 18 41 31 4*
Balls bowled 384 2156 1259 276
Wickets 10 42 38 22
Bowling average 21.0 14.64 19.09 2.0
5 wickets in innings 0 2 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 2/13 6/43 5/38 4/28
Catches/stumpings 2/0 3/0 7/0 5/0
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 7 January 2024

Nathan Trevor Ellis (born 22 September 1994) is an Australian cricketer. He made his international debut for the Australia cricket team in August 2021.[1] He made history when he became the first cricketer to take a hat-trick on his debut in a Twenty20 International (T20I) match.[2]


In September 2018, Ellis was named in the Hobart Hurricanes' squad for the 2018 Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy.[3] He made his Twenty20 debut for the Hobart Hurricanes in the 2018 Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy on 5 October 2018.[4] He made his List A debut for Tasmania, on 23 September 2019, in the 2019–20 Marsh One-Day Cup.[5] He made his first-class debut on 24 February 2020, for Tasmania in the 2019–20 Sheffield Shield season.[6]

In June 2021, Ellis was named as a travelling reserve player for Australia's Twenty20 International (T20I) series against Bangladesh. Prior to the tour, Ellis was moved up to Australia's full squad, covering for Riley Meredith.[7]

Ellis made his T20I debut on 6 August 2021, for Australia against Bangladesh.[8] In the match, Ellis took a hat-trick,[9] to become the first cricketer to take a hat-trick on debut in a T20I match.[10] He became the third Australian cricketer to achieve a hat-trick in a T20 International, after Brett Lee and Ashton Agar.[11] Later the same month, Ellis was named as one of three players as injury cover in Australia's squad for the 2021 ICC Men's T20 World Cup.[12]

In February 2022, he was bought by the Punjab Kings in the auction for the 2022 Indian Premier League tournament.[13] Later the same month, Ellis was named in Australia's One Day International (ODI) squad for their tour of Pakistan.[14] He made his ODI debut on 29 March 2022, for Australia against Pakistan.[15]

In March 2022, Ellis was signed by the Hampshire Hawks for the 2022 Vitality Blast season in England.[16]

Ellis was retained by the Punjab Kings for both the 2023 and 2024 IPL seasons. He became a key player for the Kings in the 2023 season, playing in 10 matches and taking 13 wickets including his best figures in an IPL match of 4 for 30 against Rajasthan Royals in the inaugural IPL match played at the Assam Cricket Association Stadium in Guwahati.


  1. ^ "Nathan Ellis". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Nathan Ellis: Australia bowler takes hat-trick on debut against Bangladesh". BBC Sport. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  3. ^ "Hurricanes announce Abu Dhabi T20 squad". Hobart Hurricanes. Retrieved 1 October 2018.
  4. ^ "3rd Match, Abu Dhabi T20 Trophy at Abu Dhabi, Oct 5 2018". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  5. ^ "3rd Match, The Marsh Cup at Perth, Sep 23 2019". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 23 September 2019.
  6. ^ "23rd Match, Marsh Sheffield Shield at Hobart, Feb 24-27 2020". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 24 February 2020.
  7. ^ "All you need to know for Aussies' tour of Bangladesh". Cricket Australia. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  8. ^ "3rd T20I (N), Dhaka, Aug 6 2021, Australia tour of Bangladesh". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  9. ^ "Ellis hat-trick restricts Tigers to 127-8". New Age Bangladesh. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  10. ^ "BD vs AUS: Ellis bags hattrick on debut, Bangladesh need to defend 127 runs to seal the series". The Business Standard. Retrieved 6 August 2021.
  11. ^ "Nathan Ellis hat-trick in vain as Australia suffers maiden T20 International series loss to Bangladesh". Sporting News. Retrieved 9 August 2021.
  12. ^ "Josh Inglis earns call-up and key names return in Australia's T20 World Cup squad". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 19 August 2021.
  13. ^ "IPL 2022 auction: The list of sold and unsold players". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 13 February 2022.
  14. ^ "Australia's Test quicks and David Warner rested from Pakistan limited-overs matches". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 22 February 2022.
  15. ^ "1st ODI (D/N), Lahore, Mar 29 2022, Australia tour of Pakistan". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 29 March 2022.
  16. ^ "Hampshire sign Australia quick Nathan Ellis for T20 Blast". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 5 June 2022.
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