Daniel Christian

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Daniel Christian
Daniel Christian.jpg
Personal information
Full nameDaniel Trevor Christian
Born (1983-05-04) 4 May 1983 (age 35)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height183 cm (6 ft 0 in)[1]
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 191)5 February 2012 v India
Last ODI24 January 2014 v England
ODI shirt no.54
T20I debut (cap 44)23 February 2010 v West Indies
Last T20I1 April 2014 v Bangladesh
T20I shirt no.54
Domestic team information
2005–2007New South Wales Blues
2007–2013South Australia Redbacks
2011–2012Deccan Chargers
2011–2015Brisbane Heat
2013Royal Challengers Bangalore
2015–Hobart Hurricanes
2017Rising Pune Supergiants (squad no. 54)
2018-presentDelhi Daredevils (squad no. 54)
2018-presentJozi Stars
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 19 16 83 119
Runs scored 273 27 3,783 2,844
Batting average 21.00 6.75 30.50 32.68
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 5/16 2/14
Top score 39 9 131* 117
Balls bowled 727 213 10,301 3,896
Wickets 20 11 163 107
Bowling average 29.75 28.81 34.84 33.50
5 wickets in innings 1 0 3 3
10 wickets in match n/a n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 5/31 3/27 5/24 6/48
Catches/stumpings 10/– 5/– 90/– 43/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 22 July 2018

Daniel Trevor "Dan" 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.[citation needed]

Cricket career[edit]

Dan Christian during a BBL match in 2014

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]

Daniel Christian has the record for the highest ever T20 score when batting at number 5 or lower(129)[10][11]

In February 2017, he was bought by the Rising Pune Supergiants team for the 2017 Indian Premier League for 1 crores.[12] In January 2018, he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils in the 2018 IPL auction.[13]

In October 2018, he was named in Jozi Stars' squad for the first edition of the Mzansi Super League T20 tournament.[14][15]


  1. ^ "Dan Christian". brisbaneheat.com.au. Brisbane Heat. Archived from the original on 9 April 2013. 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 County Cricket Club. Retrieved 2014-04-24.
  9. ^ Christian's brilliance fails to end Middlesex slump
  10. ^ "Records | Twenty20 matches | Batting records | Most runs in an innings (by batting position) | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-22.
  11. ^ "South Division: Kent v Middlesex at Canterbury, Jun 6, 2014 | Cricket Scorecard | ESPN Cricinfo". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2017-03-22.
  12. ^ "List of players sold and unsold at IPL auction 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  13. ^ "List of sold and unsold players". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 27 January 2018.
  14. ^ "Mzansi Super League - full squad lists". Sport24. Retrieved 17 October 2018.
  15. ^ "Mzansi Super League Player Draft: The story so far". Independent Online. Retrieved 17 October 2018.

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