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Stuart Law

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast medium
Played for:
Australia, Chennai Superstars, Australia Under-19
Roles played:
Home country:
October 18, 1968, Herston, Brisbane, Queensland


A right-hand top order batsman, Stuart Grant Law was a prolific run-getter on the Australian domestic front, but his entry into cricket was marked by an era that had the best quality batsmen from Australia.

Law made his first-class debut for Queensland in the 1988/89 Sheffield Shield and went on to become the first Queenslander to lead his team to a title victory, winning four titles and two one-day trophies. Since then, he has been Queensland’s most successful captain and also the second highest run-scorer. Law played just one Test match for Australia in 1995-96 and remained unbeaten with a half century, leaving him without a Test average. His ODI career though, included 54 matches with a decent performance. He was part of Australian cricket till 1999, but later acquired British citizenship. He continued his brilliant form for Essex and Lancashire, scoring 1000 runs every English season from 1999-2003. He was handed over Lancashire’s captaincy in 2008 but was released due to his participation in the rebel league. He was then bagged by Derbyshire in early 2009.

Law was appointed as the assistant coach of the Sri Lankan national team in 2009, along side Trevor Bayliss. He was then named the interim coach after Bayliss stepped down post the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup.Further, Law decided to quit as the Lankan coach after their tour to England the same year, and took up the Bangladesh team as his next assignment.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 1 1 54 1 - 45.76 0 1 54*
ODI 54 51 1237 5 26.89 75.28 1 7 110
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 1 1 18 9 0 0/9 / - 3.00 0 0 0 0
ODI 54 25 807 635 12 2/22 / 52.91 4.72 0 0 0 6
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 1 0 0
ODI 12 0 1


Australia Vs Sri Lanka at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth - Western Australia - Dec 08, 1995
Last played:
Australia Vs Sri Lanka at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth - Western Australia - Dec 08, 1995
Australia Vs Zimbabwe at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth - Dec 02, 1994
Last played:
Australia Vs England at Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), Melbourne - Victoria - Feb 13, 1999