World Series Cricket Australia XI

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World Series Cricket Australia XI
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Captain: Australia Ian Chappell
Founded: 1977
Home ground: Various
First-class debut: West Indies XI
in 1st Supertest, December 1977
at VFL Park, Melbourne, Australia

The World Series Cricket Australia XI was a cricket team representing Australia in World Series Cricket (WSC). Their first game was against the WSC West Indies in 1977. World Series Cricket ended in 1979 after the Australian XI tour to the West Indies. The side was made up of current Australian international cricketers and some recently retired former Test players. The side was captained by Ian Chappell who had recently retired from first-class and international cricket, but returned to captain the side.

Players[edit]

Australia XI
Ian Chappell (c) Ray Bright
Greg Chappell Trevor Chappell
Ian Davis Ross Edwards
Gus Gilmour David Hookes
Martin Kent Bruce Laird
Rob Langer Dennis Lillee
Rick McCosker Garth McKenzie
Ashley Mallett Mick Malone
Rod Marsh Kerry O'Keeffe
Len Pascoe Wayne Prior
Ian Redpath Richie Robinson
Jeff Thomson Max Walker
Doug Walters Graeme Watson
Kepler Wessels Dennis Yagmich

Honours[edit]

  • Runners-up 1977/78 International Cup
  • Runners-up 1978/79 Supertest Series
  • Runners-up 1978/79 International Cup

Records (Supertests)[edit]

Highest team total[edit]

Highest team total (over 350 runs only)
Score
(Overs)
Team Versus Venue Date
538-6 (100.5) Australia XI Rest of the World XI VFL Park, Melbourne, Victoria 9–13 February 1978
415-6(128) Australia XI West Indies XI ARG, Antigua 6–10 April 1979
393-5 (92.4) Australia XI Rest of the World XI Gloucester Park, Perth, Western Australia 27–30 January 1978
388(105.2) Australia XI West Indies XI Football Park, Adelaide, South Australia 31 December 1977 - 3 January 1978
366(121.5) Australia XI West Indies XI VFL Park, Melbourne, Victoria 21–23 December 1978
  • Note: Sorted by wickets then bowling average.
Player Team Matches Overs Mdns Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 5WI
Dennis Lillee Australia XI 14 522.1 106 1800 67 7/23 9/56 26.87 3.295 53.35 4
Ray Bright Australia XI 15 420 97 1248 42 6/52 7/64 29.71 2.88 64.25 2
Max Walker Australia XI 7 191 38 712 28 7/88 9/130 25.43 2.800 78.87 2
Len Pascoe Australia XI 9 242.1 55 866 30 3/20 5/75 32.00 3.523 58.20 0
Gary Gilmour Australia XI 7 255 56 784 23 4/26 7/129 34.87 3.097 3.09 0

Best bowling[edit]

Note: 5 wickets in an innings listed.

Bowling figures:
Wickets-Runs (Overs)
Bowler Country Versus Venue Date
7-23 (14) Dennis Lillee Australia XI West Indies XI SCG 21 Jan '79
7-88 (28.3) Max Walker Australia XI Rest of the World XI RAS 14 Jan '78
6-52 (23) Ray Bright Australia XI West Indies XI SCG 21 Jan '79
6-125 (33.2) Dennis Lillee Australia XI West Indies XI ARG 6 Apr '79
5-20 (12) Greg Chappell Australia XI West Indies XI Football Park 31 Dec '77
5-51 (18.5) Dennis Lillee Australia XI Rest of the World XI SCG 2 Feb '79
5-62 (14) Max Walker Australia XI Rest of the World XI VFL Park 9 Feb '78
5-78 (20) Jeff Thomson Australia XI West Indies XI Queen's Park Oval 16 March '79
5-82 (15) Dennis Lillee Australia XI Rest of the World XI VFL Park 9 Feb '78
5-149 (31.2) Ray Bright Australia XI Rest of the World XI Gloucester Park 27 Jan '78

Most runs in the tournament[edit]

  • Note: Only top 5 players shown.
Player Team M I NO Runs Avg 50s 100s HS
Greg Chappell Australia XI 14 26 1 1415 56.60 5 4 246*
Ian Chappell Australia XI 14 27 2 893 35.72 1 5 141
David Hookes Australia XI 12 22 2 771 38.55 1 7 116
Bruce Laird Australia XI 13 26 1 630 25.20 3 1 122
Rod Marsh Australia XI 15 28 1 531 19.67 1 1 102*

Highest individual scores[edit]

Note: Only top five scores listed.

Runs Batsman Team Versus Venue Date
246* Greg Chappell Australia XI Rest of the World XI VFL Park 9 Feb '78
174 Greg Chappell Australia XI Rest of the World XI Gloucester Park 27 Jan '78
150 Greg Chappell Australia XI West Indies XI Queen's Park Oval 16 Mar '79
141 Ian Chappell Australia XI West Indies XI Football Park 31 Dec '77
129 Rick McCosker Australia XI Rest of the World XI VFL Park 9 Feb '78

Record against opponents[edit]

Supertests[edit]

Team Pld W L D
West Indies XI 10 3 3 4
Rest of the World XI 5 1 4 0

One Day Games[edit]

Opponent Pld W L A NR
West Indies XI 24 6 17 0 1
Rest of the World XI 17 8 8 2 0
Cavaliers XI 4 2 1 1 0

See also[edit]