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Allan Border

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Slow left-arm orthodox
Played for:
Roles played:
Skipper-Test,ODI | Batsman
Home country:
July 27, 1955, Cremorne, Sydney


Left handed cricketers are known to be a graceful breed. However, Allan Border belonged to the rugged variety, who would tough it out on the field and collect his runs. Border ended his Test career with more than 11000 runs, breaking Sunil Gavaskar’s long standing record at the top of the heap.

He was also the first to score a 150 in each innings of a Test and has played 153 consecutive Tests a testimony to his fitness. But his greatest contribution to Aussie cricket has been the period when he captained a not so strong Aussie team to a World Cup victory in 1987, causing a turnaround to their fortunes. After that, he led them to an Ashes triumph, and the Aussie team has never looked back since, going from strength to strength.

As an ODI bowler, he had taken 73 ODI wickets, but once famously claimed "I am the kind of bowler I would like to bat against." He was not only a doughty batsman, but also a great fielder, both in terms of catching and hitting the stumps from his customary short midwicket position.

To commemorate Allan Border’s great achievements, the Australian Cricket Board gives out the Allan Border Medal to the best Aussie cricketer of the season and he has also been inducted in the Australian Cricket Hall of fame.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 156 265 11174 44 50.56 - 27 63 205
ODI 273 252 6524 39 30.62 71.42 3 39 127*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 156 98 4009 1525 39 7/46 / 39.10 2.28 1 2 1 1
ODI 273 87 2661 2071 73 3/20 / 28.36 4.66 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 156 0 1
ODI 127 0 10
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
Test 93 32 22 1 38 34.41
ODI 178 107 67 1 3 60.11


Australia Vs England at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne - Victoria - Dec 29, 1978
Last played:
Australia Vs South Africa at Kingsmead, Durban - Mar 25, 1994
Australia Vs England at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Jan 13, 1979
Last played:
Australia Vs South Africa at Goodyear Park (Springbok), Bloemfontein - Apr 08, 1994