This gifted bowler is in actual fact a very talented all round sportsman. He played rugby through his secondary school career in the blind side flanker position. He played for Kings College first 15 as well as the Auckland Secondary School and Northern Region teams.
He started playing cricket at a very early age and says his earliest cricketing memory is getting up early on a Saturday morning playing kiwi cricket with a yellow bat and yellow stumps. From early starts to the biggest start of his career, Southee debuted against England in the ODI and Test series in June 2008. He marked his Test debut with bowling figures of five for 55 and then lashed 77 off 40 with the bat in an innings that included nine sixes.
Birth Place: Whangarei