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Nathan Bracken

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Left-arm fast medium
Played for:
Australia, New South Wales
Roles played:
Bowler
Home country:
Australia
Born:
September 12, 1977, Penrith,New South Wales

Profile

New South Wales has given good cricketers to the Australian team over the years, and Nathan Bracken is one of them. The left-arm seamer made a slow start to his international career but made rapid strides to cement his place in the team.

With a tall and lean physique, the left-armer holds the ability to move the ball both ways. Bracken is a valuable asset to bowl in the death overs and his cunning variations make him a tough prospect to bat against. Making his ODI debut in 2001, this New South Wales cricketer became a vital cog in the Australian one-da y set up. Bracken’s Test career, though, was relatively short-lived. Frequent injuries to the knees kept him out of the Test set up for a long time. However, he returned to play for NSW, but was unfortunately dropped from Cricket Australia’s list of contracted players.

Bracken did supremely well in the ODI format; from being the world’s second highest wicket-taker in 2006 with 46 scalps, to being the No.1 ranked ODI bowler in 2008 – he was instrumental in much of Australia’s success in crucial times.

Finally, in 2011, injuries took their toll on Bracken and he could no longer bear the brunt, announcing his retirement from all forms of the game. He finished with 174 wickets in ODIs.


Fast Facts

  • Nathan Bracken was Australia’s One-Day International Player of the Year in 2009.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 5 6 70 2 17.5 62.5 0 0 37
ODI 116 35 199 18 11.70 70.56 0 0 21*
T20 19 6 15 3 5 68.18 0 0 4*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 5 10 1110 505 12 4/48 / 42.08 2.72 1 0 0 1
ODI 116 116 5759 4240 174 5/47 / 24.36 4.41 5 2 0 101
T20 19 19 377 438 19 3/11 / 23.05 6.97 0 0 0 15
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 2 0 0
ODI 26 0 0
T20 6 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2003-2005
 
ODI:
2001-2009
 
T20:
2006-2009
Test
Debut:
Australia Vs India at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane - Queensland - Dec 04, 2003
Last played:
Australia Vs South Africa at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth - Western Australia - Dec 16, 2005
ODI
Debut:
Australia Vs West Indies at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne - Victoria - Jan 11, 2001
Last played:
Australia Vs England at Trent Bridge, Nottingham - Sep 17, 2009
T20
Debut:
Australia Vs South Africa at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba), Brisbane - Queensland - Jan 09, 2006
Last played:
Australia Vs Sri Lanka at Trent Bridge, Nottingham - Jun 08, 2009
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