Scott Muller (cricketer)

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Scott Muller
Personal information
Full nameScott Andrew Muller
Born (1971-07-11) 11 July 1971 (age 48)
Herston, Queensland
BattingRight-hand bat
BowlingRight-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 382)5 November 1999 v Pakistan
Last Test18 November 1999 v Pakistan
Domestic team information
Career statistics
Competition Tests First-class List A
Matches 2 30 8
Runs scored 6 210 5
Batting average 10.00 5.00
100s/50s -/- -/- -/-
Top score 6* 26 5*
Balls bowled 348 4839 351
Wickets 7 102 12
Bowling average 36.85 23.50 23.33
5 wickets in innings 4 1
10 wickets in match
Best bowling 3/68 5/35 5/43
Catches/stumpings 2/- 12/- 2/-
Source: Cricinfo

Scott Andrew Muller (born 11 July 1971 in Herston, Queensland) is a former Australian and Queensland cricketer.

State cricket[edit]

Muller was a fast-medium bowler for the Queensland Bulls in the Sheffield Shield competition who was a solid performer for his state, with a bowling average of 23. He made his Test cricket debut in 1999.[1]

Test career[edit]

Muller played in two Tests, against Pakistan in Australia in 1999, and debuted alongside Adam Gilchrist. He took seven wickets, all of them recognised batsmen,[2] and Australia won both matches, but he was relatively expensive, conceding nearly 4.5 runs per over[3] and he was replaced by Michael Kasprowicz.

"He can't bowl, and he can't throw"[edit]

Muller was at the centre of an incident during his second Test match, played in Hobart. Shortly after being informed that he was not required for the following Test, a special effects microphone picked up someone saying "He can't bowl, and can't throw" just after Muller had fielded a ball at fine leg and sent an errant return to wicket keeper Adam Gilchrist, far above his head.[4] Television show The Panel replayed it and the finger was pointed at Shane Warne as the source of the comment. Warne denied it but Muller was unconvinced and threatened legal action.[5] The Australian media ran the story as a hot topic for a few days with much of the general public believing that Warne was guilty despite voice analysis experts' opinions and scrutiny of television footage. A short time later a cameraman from Channel 9, "Joe the Cameraman", confessed on A Current Affair to being the culprit, although many disputed the truth of his confession, including then opposition backbencher Mark Latham, who accused the network of a cover-up.[6]

Later career[edit]

Following his short Test career, Muller played just a few more matches for Queensland. He made a return in the 2002/03 season in a List A game but did not play at senior level thereafter.[7]

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