New Zealand batsman Tom Latham marries his long-time partner Nicole McAuley
The couple was in a relationship for a long time.
Updated - Oct 9, 2019 10:26 am
He was also one of the dejected members of the New Zealand team that lost the final of the ICC World Cup 2019 to England in a bizarre manner. However, left-hand opening batsman and wicket-keeper Tom Latham had an opportunity to overcome the grief in just over two months’ time, on September 28.
The 27-year-old cricketer married his long-time partner Nicole McAuley on that day and announced the same on Instagram where he posted a picture with the latter in wedding attires. He captioned the image as “28/09/2019” which was the date of D-Day.
The newlywed couple received well wishes from all over and both Latham’s team-mates and opponent cricketers congratulated him. Tom’s marriage took place just a week after that of his team-mate Ish Sodhi, an Indian-born leg-spinner.
While his teammates like Ajaz Patel and Lockie Ferguson wished him, England player Mark Wood also wished Latham the same. Since New Zealand have no international assignment until November, Tom Latham will be able to spend quality time with his partner.
Latham made 154 in his last international match
Tom Latham’s last international game was a Test match against Sri Lanka in Colombo in which he made 154 to help his team win by an innings and 65 runs. Son of former New Zealand opener Rod Latham who was a member of the Martin Crowe-led side that had a dream run in the 1992 World Cup, Tom has played in 45 Tests, 95 ODI and 13 T20Is so far, scoring over 6,000 international runs with 14 hundreds.
Tom made his international debut in 2012 when he appeared in an ODI against Zimbabwe in Dunedin. His first Test came two years later in 2014 when he played against India in Wellington. He is a key member of the Black Caps’ batting order and is often seen as the country’s future captain.
New Zealand will next play England in five T20Is and two Tests at home in November-December. This will be the first meeting between the two sides since that controversial final of the World Cup at Lord’s.