Allan Border

Allan Border

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Personal Information
BornJul 27, 1955 (66 years)Birth PlaceCremorne, Sydney, New South WalesHeight5 ft 9 inRole–Batting StyleLeft Handed BatBowling StyleLeft-arm orthodoxICC Rankings TestODIT20Batting——Bowling——Career InformationTeamsAustralia, New South Wales
Toughness seems to be the prevalent trait among Australians. However, none utilized it better than Allan Border. His captaincy dragged Australia from the lowest ebb, transformed them into wo…
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Batting Career Summary
M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 156 265 44 11174 205 50.56 27002 41.38 27 2 63 1161 28
ODI 273 252 39 6524 127 30.63 9134 71.43 3 0 39 500 43
Bowling Career Summary
M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 156 98 3911 1525 39 7/46 11/96 2.34 39.1 100.28 2 1
ODI 273 87 2659 2071 73 3/20 3/20 4.67 28.37 36.42 0 0
Career Information
Test debutvs England at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Dec 29, 1978Last Testvs South Africa at Kingsmead, Mar 25, 1994ODI debutvs England at Sydney Cricket Ground, Jan 13, 1979Last ODIvs South Africa at Mangaung Oval, Apr 08, 1994

ProfileToughness appears to be the widely wide-spread trait among Australians. However, none utilized it higher than Allan Border. His captaincy dragged Australia from the lowest ebb, transformed them into international beaters and maintained such an a diploma of strain that the term mental disintegration came to be associated with the Australian way of gambling.

Border’s arrival at the Australian cricket scene got here when there was turmoil. Many of the Australian players had opted to play within the World Series Championships prepared by means of Kerry Packer in 1977. The venture of rebuilding Australian cricket turned into not going to be smooth.

His first Test century turned into a bitter-candy one. In the primary Test in opposition to Pakistan in 1979, Australia wished 382 runs to clinch the in shape. Border notched his first ton as Australia reached 305/three. However, Sarfraz Nawaz’s burst of seven wickets for one run prompted a disintegrate as Pakistan bundled Australia out for 310 to help them win via 71 runs. However, in 1980, Border have become the first and best player to go beyond a hundred and fifty in each the innings whilst he smashed an unbeaten one hundred fifty and 153 in opposition to Pakistan at Lahore .

Border stamped his magnificence in the 1981 Ashes collection in which he ended with 533 runs at a mean of 59.2, including three centuries. However, the series became defined through some heroic all-round performances by means of Ian Botham as England clinched the collection three-1. The series changed into termed as ‘Botham’s Ashes’, however Border was named as Wisden Cricketer of the year in 1981 for his contributions in that collection. Following Hughes’ resignation, Border became given captaincy beneath the maximum tough circumstances. Later on, he admitted that he became a reluctant captain.

Australia nonetheless did no longer see consequences pass their way. They misplaced a sequence against New Zealand at domestic for the primary time and they suffered any other thrashing at the palms of the West Indies. Along the way, Border changed into milking runs in all situations.

In the second Test of the 1984 series at Port of Spain in Trinidad, Border withstood some ferocious bowling as he stroked 98 and a hundred, last unbeaten on both the occasions. Australia had salvaged a draw and Border had made his first assertion of intent. The West Indies had conquered anybody of their path however they couldn’t get the higher of Border.

The 1986 Test match among India and Australia at Chennai changed into the place to begin of Australia’s renaissance in Cricket. Border grafted his manner to 106 but his feedback to spur Dean Jones on was memorable. When Jones changed into stricken by warmness exhaustion, Border came up to him and supplied no sympathy. He informed him harshly that he desired Jones to tough it out and not be a weakling. Jones went onto make a great 210 and the healthy entered into cricketing folklore as the second one tied Test fit in history. The 1987 World Cup win completed the turn-around for Border and Australia. In the very last against England in Kolkata, he grew to become the in shape round with the ball. Mike Gatting, the England skipper, changed into going alongside well whilst he determined to play the opposite sweep. It resulted in a simple capture to the keeper and England in no way recovered from it. They misplaced the final by way of seven runs to hand Australia their first World Cup win.

Along the way, Border showed that he was an capable all-rounder as well. In the 4th Test at the SCG in 1988, Border comes onto bowl with West Indies at one hundred forty four/1. With his accurate left arm spinners, he ran thru the West Indies batting as he snapped up 7/46. He contributed 75 and picked up four/50 within the second innings to pick out up his simplest 10 wicket haul in Tests. In the second innings, Border hit the prevailing runs to cap off a memorable in shape for him.

In a Test suit in opposition to New Zealand at Christchurch in 1993, he went beyond Sunil Gavaskar’s mark of 10122 runs to become the very best run-getter in Tests. He smashed a double century at Leeds as Australia routed England four-0 within the 1993 Ashes. However, if there’s one regret in Border’s captaincy, it become the reality that he in no way managed to overcome the West Indies.

He performed his very last Test in opposition to South Africa and have become a selector after-wards. Such has been his contribution to Australian cricket that his name stands for excellence. Every 12 months, players are awarded the Allan Border medal for being the great.

He has an entire host of information that has now been surpassed. He played inside the maximum number of Test (156), scored the maximum variety of runs (11,174 runs), featured inside the most consecutive Tests (153), captained the side ninety three times which is a international report. Allan Border is the colossus that has given Australia a strong foundation for long time achievement.