Ben Dunk

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Ben Dunk
Personal information
Full name Ben Robert Dunk
Born (1987-03-11) 11 March 1987 (age 31)
Innisfail, Queensland, Australia
Batting Left-hand bat
Bowling Right-arm off break
Role Wicket-keeper-batsman
International information
National side
T20I debut (cap 72) 5 November 2014 v South Africa
Last T20I 22 February 2017 v Sri Lanka
T20I shirt no. 51
Domestic team information
Years Team
2009–2012 Queensland
2013–2016 Hobart Hurricanes
2012–2018 Tasmanian Tigers
2014–2015 Mumbai Indians
2016–2017 Adelaide Strikers
2017-present Melbourne Stars
Career statistics
Competition T20I FC LA T20
Matches 5 43 38 72
Runs scored 99 2,303 1,229 1,679
Batting average 19.80 30.30 36.14 25.43
100s/50s 0/0 4/11 3/6 0/9
Top score 32 190 229* 96
Balls bowled 198 24 24
Wickets 4 0 1
Bowling average 42.25 41.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a n/a
Best bowling 1/4 1/20
Catches/stumpings 5/2 43/0 25/1 40/3
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 22 February 2017

Ben Robert Dunk (born 11 March 1987) is an Australian professional cricket player. After playing for the Queensland Bulls, he is now contracted to the Tasmanian Tigers in Australian interstate cricket as a left-handed batsman. He can also play as a wicket-keeper. He has been signed up for season 2014 by Mumbai Indians and will be playing in the Indian Premier League.[1]

He made his Twenty20 International debut for Australia against South Africa on 5 November 2014.[2]

Early career[edit]

Born in the northern Queensland town of Innisfail, Dunk moved to Brisbane early in his career to broaden his cricketing opportunities. He participated in a specialist cricket program at Mitchelton State High School before winning a Rugby and Cricket scholarship to Brisbane Grammar School. He played for the Northern Suburbs District Cricket Club in Queensland's grade cricket competition and represented Queensland in youth representative teams.[1][3] He was also in the Australian squad for the 2005 World Youth Cup.[4]

First class career[edit]

Dunk made his debut for Queensland in December 2009, having been selected in the Twenty20 team. Over six matches in the 2009-10 season, Dunk scored 142 runs off 99 balls, including an innings of 70 not out off 40 balls.[1][5] He was called up into the Queensland Sheffield Shield team for the first time in October 2010, playing as a specialist batsman (Chris Hartley retained selection as Queensland's wicket-keeper).[6]

In 2012, Dunk moved to the Tasmanian Tigers. On 18 October 2014 he scored an unbeaten 229 against Queensland in the domestic one-day competition, surpassing David Warner's 197 and became the first one-day double century in Australian Domestic cricket.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Ben Dunk". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  2. ^ "South Africa tour of Australia (November 2014), 1st T20I: Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, Nov 5, 2014". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Ben Dunk destined for success". Northside Chronicle. Quest Community Newspapers. 26 October 2010. Archived from the original on 27 February 2011. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bulls call on Ben Dunk to replaced injured wicketkeeper Chris Hartley". The Courier-Mail. News Limited. 24 December 2009. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Surprise selection slams Dunk". Brisbane Times. Fairfax Media. 24 December 2009. Retrieved 7 January 2011. 
  6. ^ Coverdale, Brydon (5 October 2010). "Ben Dunk named for Sheffield Shield debut". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 7 January 2011.