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Michael Bevan

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Slow left-arm orthodox
Played for:
Australia, Chennai Superstars
Roles played:
Home country:
May 08, 1970, Belconnen


Michael Bevan’s name will be forever etched in the pages of Australian cricket history. His ability to pick gaps, quick and aggressive running between the wickets, dubbed him as the best limited-overs batsman in the world. A trendy left-handed batsman and left-arm chinaman spin bowler, Bevan contributed extensively to the middle-order.

"Bevo”, as he is nicknamed, debuted in first-class cricket in 1989-90 for South Australia, but played most of his domestic cricket for New South Wales, before moving to Tasmania at the end of his career. He has also represented Yorkshire, Kent, Leicestershire and Sussex in England.

The “Pyjama Picasso” made his ODI debut for Australia in 1994. Known as “The Finisher”, he would often come to the team’s rescue after a top-order collapse. Batting at number four, he played 232 matches for his team, with a classic average of 53.58. Bevan’s Test career was relatively short-lived and less successful than his ODI career. He was highly susceptible to short-pitched deliveries and hence, could not succeed in the longer version of the game. However, his left-arm chinaman spin helped him as an all-rounder in the team.

In 2007, Bevan retired from all forms of international cricket following a series of injuries. Later in 2011, he was appointed as the coach of the Kings XI Punjab, a franchise of the IPL.

Fast Facts

  • Michael Bevan has never scored a century in Test cricket.


  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 18 30 785 3 29.07 39.80 0 6 91
ODI 232 196 6912 67 53.58 74.16 6 46 108*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 18 21 1285 703 29 6/82 / 24.24 3.28 2 1 1 5
ODI 232 67 1966 1655 36 3/36 / 45.97 5.05 0 0 0 75
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 8 0 0
ODI 69 0 10


Australia Vs Pakistan at National Stadium, Karachi - Sep 28, 1994
Last played:
Australia Vs South Africa at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney - Jan 02, 1998
Australia Vs Sri Lanka at Sharjah Cricket Association Stadium, Sharjah - Apr 14, 1994
Last played:
Australia Vs Sri Lanka at Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo - Feb 29, 2004