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Allan Border

Allan Border – Cricketing Statistics

Name Allan Border
Player Type Left-handed Batsman
Date of Birth July 27, 1955
Father’s Name John Border
Birthplace Cremorne, New South Wales, Australia
Career Start December 1978 (ODIs), December 1978 (Tests), January 2006 (T20Is)
Retirement Date October 1994 (ODIs), March 1994 (Tests), January 2006 (T20Is)
Matches Played 273 (ODIs), 156 (Tests), 1 (T20I)
Centuries 3 (ODIs), 27 (Tests), 0 (T20Is)
Half Centuries 39 (ODIs), 63 (Tests), 0 (T20Is)
Ducks 39 (ODIs), 22 (Tests), 0 (T20Is)
Nervous Nineties 12 (Tests)
Wickets 39 (ODIs), 39 (Tests), 0 (T20Is)
Captainship in Matches 178 (ODIs), 93 (Tests), 1 (T20I)
Man of the Matches 17 (ODIs), 11 (Tests), 0 (T20Is)

Biography of Allan Border

Allan Border, born on July 27, 1955, in Cremorne, New South Wales, Australia, is a former Australian cricketer and one of the most respected figures in the history of the sport. He was a left-handed batsman known for his impeccable technique and gritty style of play, earning him the nickname “Captain Grumpy” due to his focused and determined on-field demeanor.

Border made his debut for Australia in both One-Day Internationals (ODIs) and Test matches in the late 1970s. He was a key figure in the Australian team during the challenging period when they were going through a transitional phase. Eventually, his leadership qualities and outstanding performances led to him being appointed as the captain of the Australian cricket team.

Under Border’s captaincy, Australia began to transform into a formidable force in world cricket. His resilience and determination helped instill a fighting spirit in the team, and he played a significant role in guiding Australia to their first-ever Cricket World Cup victory in 1987. Border’s exemplary leadership earned him the admiration of fans and fellow cricketers alike.

Throughout his illustrious career, Border played 273 ODIs and 156 Test matches. He scored a total of 3 centuries and 27 half-centuries in Test cricket, showcasing his ability to anchor the innings and play crucial match-saving knocks. While his Test records speak volumes about his capabilities as a batsman, his contributions as a captain were equally praiseworthy.

Border also had a decent bowling record, picking up 39 wickets each in ODIs and Test matches. While he was not a regular bowler, his ability to chip in with crucial breakthroughs added depth to the Australian team.

After a successful cricketing journey, Allan Border retired from international cricket in 1994. Post-retirement, he remained actively involved in the cricketing world, taking up various roles, including coaching, commentary, and cricket administration.

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