Daniel Christian

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Daniel Christian
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Personal information
Full name Daniel Trevor Christian
Born (1983-05-04) 4 May 1983 (age 31)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height 183 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1]
Batting style Right-hand
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role All-rounder
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 191) 5 February 2012 v India
Last ODI February 2013 v England
ODI shirt no. 54
T20I debut (cap 44) 23 February 2010 v West Indies
Last T20I 1 April 2014 v Bangladesh
T20I shirt no. 54
Domestic team information
Years Team
2005-2007 New South Wales Blues
2007-2013 South Australia Redbacks
2010 Hampshire
2011-2012 Deccan Chargers
2011- Brisbane Heat
2013- Royal Challengers Bangalore
2013- Victorian Bushrangers
2013 Gloucestershire
2014 Middlesex
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 19 15 44 82
Runs scored 273 18 2,070 1,882
Batting average 21.00 6.00 32.44 32.44
100s/50s -/- -/- 3/8 2/6
Top score 39 6* 131* 117
Balls bowled 727 210 7,229 3063
Wickets 20 11 109 83
Bowling average 29.75 28.18 36.79 33.32
5 wickets in innings 1 - 2 2
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 5/31 3/27 5/24 6/48
Catches/stumpings 10/– 5/– 44/– 33/–
Source: Cricinfo, 25 August 2014

Daniel Trevor Christian (born 4 May 1983 in Camperdown, New South Wales) is an Australian cricketer who currently plays for Australia and Victoria. Christian is known as a powerful hitter, and also bowls medium pace, CricInfo's Peter English described him as a "natural all-rounder." His inclusion is seen as a landmark to Aboriginal inclusiveness in Australian cricket.[2]

Early life[edit]

Born in 1983, Christian grew up in the town of Narrandera in the Riverina region of New South Wales and is of indigenous ancestry (Wiradjuri).[2] He lived in Narrandera until he completed Primary School and then he moved to Sydney and attended St Gregory's College, Campbelltown.

Cricket career[edit]

In 2003 Christian attended the Australian Cricket Academy.[3]

Christian played List A cricket for New South Wales in 2006 and 2007. After he was not offered a new contract for the 2007-08 season he moved to South Australia where he soon found himself playing first-class cricket for the state team .[4]

In 2009 Christian captained an Indigenous Australian cricket team that toured England.[5] Cricinfo noted that "With the bat Christian can be brutal, particularly when aiming at Adelaide's square boundaries, and he is one of those rare strikers whose eyes don't need a warm-up ball."[2] He was brought into Australia's Twenty20 "following a series of brutal, clever and consistent performances."[2]

In February 2010, he made his Twenty20 International debut against the West Indies and was a member of Australia's squad for the 2010 ICC World Twenty20.

Christian played for Hampshire in their victorious 2010 Twenty20 Cup campaign.

Additionally, Christian was a part of the Deccan Charger's team which competes annually in the DLF IPL - he was purchased for 900,000 USD.[6]

On 2 March 2012, he took figures of 5/31 which included a hat-trick in an ODI match against Sri Lanka at the MCG. Despite his impressive figures, Australia were unable to win the match.

He was picked up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for a sum of 100,000 USD, and joined them for their IPL-6 campaign.

In 2013, Christian signed for the English side Gloucestershire Gladiators to play in the Friends Life T20 competition,[7] although he did play a first class game for Gloucs against Australia A.

In 2014, Christian signed for the English side Middlesex Panthers to play in the NatWest T20 Blast competition. [8] Christian's knock against Kent Spitfires of 129 which included ten sixes gave hope to Middlesex Panthers. Christian's knock was the second highest innings in English T20 by a player on the losing team.[9]

Career best performances[edit]

as of 29 December 2013

Batting Bowling
Score Fixture Venue Season BBI* Fixture Venue Season
ODI 39 Australia v India Adelaide 2012 5-31 Australia v Sri Lanka Melbourne 2012
T20I 4* Australia v West Indies Sydney 2010 3-27 Australia v West Indies Gros Islet 2012
FC 131* South Australia v New South Wales Adelaide 2011 5-24 South Australia v Western Australia Perth 2010
LA 117 Victoria Bushrangers v New South Wales Blues The Oval 2007 6–48 South Australia Redbacks v Victoria Bushrangers Geelong 2010
T20 129 Middlesex Panthers v Kent Spitfires Canterbury 2014 5-26 Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder Sydney 2012

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dan Christian". brisbaneheat.com.au. Brisbane Heat. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c d English, Peter (30 April 2010). "The man from Narrandera". CricInfo. Retrieved 30 April 2010. 
  3. ^ "ACB and AIS announce 2003 Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy scholars". Cricinfo. 2 May 2003. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  4. ^ Cricinfo - Players and Officials - Daniel Christian Cricinfo. Retrieved 7 December 2007
  5. ^ "Aboriginal tour to mark 1868 groundbreakers". Cricinfo. 16 June 2009. Retrieved 15 February 2010. 
  6. ^ "Players sold in IPL Auction 2011". Ipl-schedule.com. 2011-01-08. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  7. ^ "County news : Gloucestershire sign Daniel Christian for T20 | Cricket News | County Cricket 2013". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2013-08-06. 
  8. ^ "Dan Christian signs to play Natwest T20 Blast cricket for Middlesex". Middlesex CCC. Retrieved 2014-04-24. 
  9. ^ Christian's brilliance fails to end Middlesex slump

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