John Hastings (cricketer)

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John Hastings
Personal information
Full name John Wayne Hastings
Born (1985-11-04) 4 November 1985 (age 29)
Penrith, New South Wales, Australia
Nickname The Duke
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role All Rounder
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 430) 30 November 2012 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 184) 20 October 2010 v India
Last ODI 22 August 2011 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
Years Team
2007–present Victoria (squad no. 11)
2012–present Melbourne Stars
2014–present Chennai Super Kings
2014–present Durham
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 1 11 49 71
Runs scored 52 82 1,483 703
Batting average 26.00 16.40 23.53 18.02
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/7 0/1
Top score 32 21* 93 69*
Balls bowled 234 546 8,905 3,681
Wickets 1 8 162 102
Bowling average 153.00 51.25 25.57 29.55
5 wickets in innings 0 0 5 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/51 2/35 5/30 5/46
Catches/stumpings 1/– 2/– 22/– 23/–
Source: Cricinfo, 13 December 2014

John Wayne Hastings (born 4 November 1985) is a cricketer who plays for the Victorian Bushrangers, the Melbourne Stars, and the Australian national team. He is an all-rounder who combines right-arm fast-medium bowling with strong lower-order batting.

Domestic career[edit]

At the end of the 2006–07 season, Hastings was recruited from New South Wales, where he had represented the state in under-age and Second XI teams. He impressed with his first one-day games for Victoria and grabbed three wickets in six deliveries on debut in 2007–08, when he was asked to bowl at the death against Queensland. His first-class debut, against the touring Indian national team, was ruined by rain. The following January, he required surgery to have a pin inserted in a fractured finger. Hastings was given three more first-class opportunities in 2008–09, taking 16 wickets at 18.56, including 5 for 61 against his home state.

On 9 January 2011, he was bought by the Kochi Tuskers Kerala for US$20,000, and in 2014 the Chennai Super Kings purchased him.[1]

He currently plays for the Melbourne Stars, a Twenty20 team.[2]

International career[edit]

After a series of injuries to several senior Australian pacemen, Hastings was called into the ODI team to tour India in October 2010. He made his ODI debut against India in Visakhapatnam in October 2010. He did not bat and took 2/44 from ten overs. He removed centurion Virat Kohli and then bowled captain MS Dhoni for a duck later in the same over.[3]

On 18 January 2011, he was announced in Australia's 15-man squad for the 2011 ICC One-day World Cup.[4]

On 30 November 2012, Hastings made his début as Australia's 430th Test Cricketer against a touring South African side at the WACA.[5]

In players auction for IPL 2014, he was bought by Chennai Super Kings for Rs. 50 lakhs (Rs. 5 million).

Personal life[edit]

Away from the game, Hastings is qualified as a physical education teacher.


  • Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year: 2010


  1. ^ "Kochi franchise terminated by BCCI". ESPNcricinfo. 19 September 2011. Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Melbourne Stars player profile". Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "John Hastings player profile". Retrieved 1 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Cricket World Cup 2011 squads". BBC Sport. 19 January 2011. Retrieved 18 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Hastings on debut". ABC Sport. 30 November 2012. Retrieved 30 November 2012. 

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