Nathan Mitchell Coulter-Nile (born October 11th, 1987 in Perth) is an Australian cricketer. Western Australia, Perth Scorchers, and Australia are all represented by the All-Rounder. He is a lower-order batsman and a fast-medium bowler.
Coulter-Nile played for the state U17 and U19 teams at Aquinas College before representing Australia in three Youth One-Day Internationals. The Western Australian Cricket Association then offered him a rookie contract (WACA). He spent several years there before making his state team debut in the 2009-10 season.
In the 2011-12 Big Bash League season, he was a member of the Perth Scorchers. He ended the season with a record of ten wickets at a 17.40 average. He re-signed with Perth in 2012 and ended the season with ten wickets. However, he struggled with the bat, scoring just 61 runs over the course of the season.
He was called up to play for Australia A in a tour to England and South Africa after the 2012 season. His outstanding results in these matches have elevated him to a strong candidate for a spot on the national team.
In the 2013 IPL, Coulter-Nile was a member of the Mumbai Indians. He then spent the next two IPL seasons with the Delhi Daredevils. In the 2015 season, he was the Delhi Daredevils’ joint-highest wicket-taker. After joining the Kolkata Knight Riders in the 2017 IPL, the Australian was signed by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for the 2018 edition. Facing the fact that he didn’t play a single game in two seasons, Mukesh Ambani’s Mumbai Indians paid Rs 8 crore for the pacer in the December 2019 auctions.
In February 2013, Coulter-Nile made his T20 debut for Australia against the West Indies. In the match, he took one wicket and scored 18 runs off 11 balls.
Coulter-Nile was included in Australia’s 15-man squad for the 2013 ICC Champions Trophy, which took place in England and Wales in June 2013, but he didn’t play a single game. On September 14, 2013, he made his ODI debut against England. Because of his injury history, the pacer was regularly in and out of the squad. Coulter-Nile, on the other hand, shone in the ODI leg of the return Ashes tour at home, bowling with good pace and a good combination of variations to suffocate the English batsmen.
Coulter-Nile was selected to play in his first World Cup in the 2019 edition after playing second fiddle to Australia’s top pacers for a long time. He only took four wickets in five games. His best result, though, came with the bat. Coulter-92 Nile’s against West Indies is currently the highest score by a batsman batting at No. 8 in a World Cup match and the joint-second-highest score by a No. 8 batsman in One-Day International cricket. It was also his first half-century in an ODI.
Coulter-Nile was born on October 11, 1987, in Perth, Western Australia. He is the middle brother in a family of three, with two younger sisters.