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Ben Hilfenhaus

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
Australia, Tasmania, Australia A, Chennai, Hobart Hurricanes
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
20
Home country:
Australia
Born:
March 15, 1983, Ulverstone, Tasmania

Profile

Before becoming a full-time cricketer, Benjamin Hilfenhaus was a brick layer. His previous profession seems to have helped him indirectly as his strong arms can now hurl the red cherry at a menacing pace of 140 kph consistently. Born in Tasmania, he made his debut against Queensland in 2005 and took 39 wickets at an average of 30.82 in his inaugural season.

Ben’s performances earned him a call-up to the Australian under-19 team and just two years into his domestic entry, he played his first international T20 for Australia against England. He then went on to make his first ODI appearance against New Zealand in 2007. His first Test was against South Africa in 2009 in which he claimed 3 wickets in a winning cause. Ben was included in the Ashes squad that year after Brett Lee was ruled out due to an injury, a series in which he came of age.

Hilfenhaus uses his height to generate steep bounce and is also capable of swinging the ball both ways. His most noted skill is his ability to move the ball away, naturally from the right-hander. He possesses the additional capability of bowling long spells. The Tasmanian may be the talking point of many in the international cricket fraternity but he himself, is a quiet bloke who lets the ball do the talking. 'Hilfy' as he is fondly known as, didn't feature in the Indian T20 league until 2012, when Chennai signed him up. They were impressed with his performances and hence, he was retained for the next two seasons as well.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 27 38 355 12 13.65 54.19 0 1 56*
ODI 25 11 29 8 9.66 42.02 0 0 16
T20 7 3 2 1 1.00 20.00 0 0 2
IPL 9 0 0 - 0.00 0 0
CLT20 4 2 7 2 - 116.66 0 0 7*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 27 49 6078 2822 99 5/75 / 28.50 2.78 7 2 0 93
ODI 25 25 1216 1075 29 5/33 / 37.06 5.30 0 1 0 59
T20 7 7 156 161 9 2/15 / 17.88 6.19 0 0 0 7
IPL 9 9 204 233 14 3/27 / 16.64 6.85 0 0 0 11
CLT20 4 4 90 97 4 2/14 / 24.25 6.46 0 0 0 2
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 7 0 2
ODI 10 0 0
CLT20 1 0 1

Career

Span:
Test:
2009-2012
 
ODI:
2007-2012
 
T20:
2007-2012
 
IPL:
2012-2012
 
CLT20:
2012-2012
Test
Debut:
Australia Vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Feb 26, 2009
Last played:
Australia Vs Sri Lanka at Bellerive Oval, Hobart - Dec 14, 2012
ODI
Debut:
Australia Vs New Zealand at Bellerive Oval, Hobart - Tasmania - Jan 14, 2007
Last played:
Australia Vs England at Old Trafford, Manchester - Jul 10, 2012
T20
Debut:
Australia Vs England at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Jan 09, 2007
Last played:
Australia Vs Pakistan at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai - Sep 05, 2012
IPL
Debut:
Chennai Vs Hyderabad at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - May 04, 2012
Last played:
Chennai Vs Kolkata at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - May 27, 2012
CLT20
Debut:
Chennai Vs Sydney Sixers at The Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Oct 14, 2012
Last played:
Chennai Vs Yorkshire at Kingsmead, Durban - Oct 22, 2012
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