Richie Benaud

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  • ID: 4123
  • NAME: Richie Benaud
  • COUNTRY: Australia
  • Died: April 10, 2015, Sydney, New South Wales (aged 84 years 186 days)
  • Full: Richard Benaud
  • name: October 6, 1930, Penrith, New South Wales
  • Current: Australia - New South Wales
  • Height: Right-hand bat
  • Nick name: Legbreak googly
  • Playing role: Commentator, Journalist, Author
  • Batting style: Brother -
  • Relation: \nFew cricketers have matured so gradually yet ripened so fruitfully as Richie Benaud. With little to show for his first six years in Test cricket, he blossomed as a fully fledged allrounder in South Africa in 1957-58, then flowered as a charismatic captain at home against England in 1958-59. He repossessed the Ashes, which his teams then successfully defended twice. As a legspinner, he was full of baits and traps, and he batted and fielded with verve. Yet it was his presence, as much as anything, which summoned the best from players: cool but communicative, he impressed as one to whom no event was unexpected, no contingency unplanned for. The same has applied to his journalism: terse, direct and commonsensical, and his broadcasting: mellow and authoritative. His wise head was sought by Kerry Packer in the formation of World Series Cricket in 1977, conferring respectability on the breakaway professional circuit. A guru to Ian Chappell and Shane Warne among others, he is perhaps the most influential cricketer and cricket personality since the Second World War.', ' \n
  • In a nutshell: Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1962
  • DESCRIPTION: 63
  • AWARDS: 97

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  • Batting Tests Mat: 7
  • Batting Tests Inns: 2201
  • Batting Tests NO: 122
  • Batting Tests Runs: 24.45
  • Batting Tests BF: 3
  • Batting Tests Strike rate: 9
  • Batting Tests 50: 8
  • Batting Tests 4s: 65
  • Batting T20Is Ct: 259
  • Batting T20Is St: 365
  • Batting First class Mat: 44
  • Batting First class Inns: 11719
  • Batting First class NO: 187
  • Batting First class Runs: 36.50
  • Batting First class BF: 23
  • Batting First class Strike rate: 61
  • Batting First class 4s: 254
  • Batting T20s Ct: 63
  • Batting T20s St: 116
  • Bowling Tests Mat: 19108
  • Bowling Tests Inns: 6704
  • Bowling Tests Balls: 248
  • Bowling Tests Runs: 7/72
  • Bowling Tests Wkts: 11/105
  • Bowling Tests BBI: 27.03
  • Bowling Tests BBM: 2.10
  • Bowling Tests Ave: 77.0
  • Bowling Tests Econ: 16
  • Bowling Tests Strike rate: 16
  • Bowling Tests 4w: 1
  • Bowling T20Is 5w: 259
  • Bowling First class Mat: 60481
  • XBOWLING_First_class_InnsXX: 23370
  • Bowling First class Balls: 945
  • Bowling First class Runs: 7/18
  • Bowling First class BBI: 24.73
  • Bowling First class BBM: 2.31
  • Bowling First class Ave: 64.0
  • Bowling First class Strike rate: 56
  • Bowling First class 4w: 9

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