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Bobby Simpson

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Leg break
Played for:
Australia
Roles played:
Skipper-Test,ODI | -
Home country:
Australia
Born:
February 03, 1936, Marrickville, Sydney

Profile

You name it and he has achieved it. Having served the world of cricket for over four decades, Australia's Bob Simpson gave the world what every cricketer would wish to give. Years of perseverance, hard work and devotion to the overall benefit of the game, on and off the field – that was Bob Simpson for you. A key figure, Bob went on to become a prize-winning cricketer, remarkable captain, diligent Coach and an incomparable commentator.

Though he had the skills, it took Bob 30 Test matches to attain his first Test century. However, his breakthrough innings of 311 at Old Trafford – the first of his 10 Test centuries, will be applauded for years of come. His hard work and focus gained him appreciation from all quarters of the game. Known for pinching those cheeky singles, Bob mastered every stroke in the book and went on to become one of the most successful batsmen to master the hook shot. His opening stands in Test cricket along with Bill Lawry goes way into the books of history.

Simmo, as he was fondly known, emerged out of retirement at the age of 41 to serve the nation again, as he lead the Aussies into the World Series of 1977, where he proved to be a hard nut to crack for all those bowlers. Bob did not stop just there. He went on to provide his services as a coach to Allan Border's team and revolutionised the game in more ways than one. His stint as a coach brought colossal glory to Australia, as they went on to clinch the World Cup and regained the Ashes, as well as the Frank Worrell Trophy.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 62 111 4869 7 46.81 - 10 27 311
ODI 2 2 36 0 18 67.92 0 0 23
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 62 84 6881 3001 71 5/57 / 42.26 2.61 3 2 0 0
ODI 2 2 102 95 2 2/30 / 47.5 5.58 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 110 0 0
ODI 4 0 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
Test 39 12 12 0 15 30.77
ODI 2 1 1 0 0 50

Career

Span:
Test:
1957-1978
 
ODI:
1978-1978
Test
Debut:
Australia Vs South Africa at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg - Dec 23, 1957
Last played:
Australia Vs West Indies at Sabina Park, Kingston - Jamaica - Apr 28, 1978
ODI
Debut:
Australia Vs West Indies at Antigua Recreation Ground, St. John's - Antigua - Feb 22, 1978
Last played:
Australia Vs West Indies at Mindoo Phillip Park (Victoria Park), Castries - St Lucia - Apr 12, 1978
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