Nic Maddinson

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Nic Maddinson
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Personal information
Full name Nicolas James Maddinson
Born (1991-12-21) 21 December 1991 (age 24)
Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
Height 185 cm (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 448) 24 November 2016 v South Africa
T20I debut (cap 65) 10 October 2013 v India
Last T20I 9 November 2014 v South Africa
T20I shirt no. 53
Domestic team information
Years Team
2010– New South Wales (squad no. 53)
2011– Sydney Sixers (squad no. 53)
2014–present Royal Challengers Bangalore
Career statistics
Competition Test T20I FC LA
Matches 1 2 59 60
Runs scored 0 38 3,653 1,926
Batting average 0.00 19.00 37.65 35.01
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 8/17 4/10
Top score 0 34 181 118*
Balls bowled 274 330
Wickets 6 1
Bowling average 35.00 276.00
5 wickets in innings 0 0
10 wickets in match n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 2/10 1/36
Catches/stumpings 0/– 30/– 23/– 7/–
Source: CricketArchive, 24 January 2015

Nicolas James Maddinson is an Australian cricketer. He is a left-handed opening batsman who is currently signed with the New South Wales Blues in Australian domestic cricket and the Sydney Sixers in the KFC T20 Big Bash.


Hailing from the South Coast, Maddinson was part of the New South Wales Under-19 side that won the Australian Under-19 Championships in December 2009.

Two months earlier, he had topped the batting averages for Australia in a home series against Sri Lanka Under-19s, when he averaged 72 and scored a brilliant 133no at a run-a-ball, in a 50-over match in Darwin.[citation needed]

Maddinson used these performances to get selected for the Australian Under-19 side that flew to New Zealand to compete in the ICC U19 World Cup in January 2010.

During the Tournament, Maddinson opened the batting for Australia and was part of the victorious side that defeated Pakistan by 25 runs in the final at Lincoln, to lift the trophy.[citation needed]

Domestic career[edit]

Maddinson also had an excellent season with the Sutherland District Cricket Club, where he scored 604 runs for the year at an average of 46.46.[citation needed] He scored two centuries but none was more vital than his 137 in the semi-final against Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club that helped Sutherland reach the Grand Final, where they eventually lost to St George Cricket Club.

On those occasions when he opened the batting with RTA SpeedBlitz Blues opener Phil Jaques, Sutherland offered all opposition new-ball bowlers a real challenge.

A handy left-arm orthodox spinner who was good enough to take 12 First Grade wickets in various competitions throughout the year, Maddinson took a match-winning 5-95 against Easts in the semi-final.

On 11 October 2011, Maddinson achieved a memorable feat by becoming the youngest ever player for New South Wales to score a century on his First Class debut.[citation needed] Maddinson scored 113 versus South Australia at Adelaide Oval aged 18 years and 294 days. The previous record was held by the legendary Arthur Morris who scored 148 v Qld at the SCG on 26 December 1940, aged 18 years & 342 days. He also becomes the fourth youngest player to score a First Class century for NSW with only Archie Jackson, Ian Craig and Doug Walters being younger. Maddinson was selected in both the one-day and four-day Australia A squads for the VB Tour of Zimbabwe which was held in June–July 2011. Australia A played a one-day tri-series involving Zimbabwe and South Africa, before finishing with two four-day matches against the host.


Maddinson made his IPL debut in 2014 playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). He made scores of 4 and 12 against Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians respectively after opening the innings for RCB.[citation needed] Later, Maddinson was ruled out of IPL due to an injury.[2]

Big Bash[edit]

In the 2014/15 KFC T20 Big Bash final, Maddinson's Sydney Sixers lost to the Perth Scorchers on the final ball. Maddinson contributed to his side's total with the bat with a handy 19 off 22 balls with two fours. Maddison fielded the final ball with a near perfect throw over the stumps only to be fumbled by the Sixers' captain Henriques, missing the opportunity to run out Arafat and compete in a super over.

In the 2014/15 KFC T20 Big Bash, when Sydney Sixers captain, Moises Henriques was injured, Maddison replaced him as captain.[3]

International career[edit]

Maddinson made his international Twenty20 debut for Australia against India at Rajkot in October 2013. He scored 34 off 16 balls.[4] He managed only 4 runs in his second T20I match, playing against South Africa at Stadium Australia, in Sydney, in November 2014.[5]

In November 2016, Maddinson was added to Australia's Test squad ahead of the third Test against South Africa.[6] He made his Test debut on 24 November 2016.[7] Maddinson was bowled by a Kagiso Rabada yorker for a duck off 12 balls in his maiden test innings. This was a stark contrast to fellow debutant, Peter Handscomb, who made an impressive 54 of 78 deliveries in his maiden test innings.


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