Ben Dunk      

Full name Ben Robert Dunk

Born March 11, 1987, Innisfail, Queensland

Current age 32 years 71 days

Major teams Australia, Adelaide Strikers, Antigua Hawksbills, Hobart Hurricanes, Karachi Kings, Melbourne Stars, Mumbai Indians, Northern Suburbs (Brisbane), Queensland, Queensland Academy of Sport, Queensland Under-23s, Sydney Thunder, Tasmania, Tasmania Under-23s

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Ben Robert Dunk
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
T20Is 5 5 0 99 32 19.80 69 143.47 0 0 8 6 5 2
First-class 43 79 3 2303 190 30.30 4383 52.54 4 11 283 17 43 0
List A 44 44 4 1347 229* 33.67 1540 87.46 3 6 134 25 28 3
T20s 105 102 6 2260 96 23.54 1776 127.25 0 12 209 65 55 6
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 5 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 43 17 198 169 4 1/4 1/4 42.25 5.12 49.5 0 0 0
List A 44 6 104 77 5 3/14 3/14 15.40 4.44 20.8 0 0 0
T20s 105 6 60 89 2 1/19 1/19 44.50 8.90 30.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
T20I debut Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, Nov 5, 2014 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Feb 22, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane, Oct 8-11, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class Tasmania v Victoria at Hobart, Dec 5-8, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Queensland v South Australia at Townsville, Oct 24, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Tasmania v Queensland at Hobart, Oct 17, 2017 scorecard
T20s debut Queensland v Victoria at Brisbane, Dec 28, 2009 scorecard
Last T20s Islamabad United v Karachi Kings at Karachi, Mar 14, 2019 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
12, 1c/0s Karachi Kngs v Islamabad Un Karachi 14 Mar 2019 T20
0c/0s, 6 Karachi Kngs v Zalmi Karachi 11 Mar 2019 T20
18, 1c/1s Karachi Kngs v Quetta Glad Karachi 10 Mar 2019 T20
12, 0c/1s Karachi Kngs v Islamabad Un Dubai (DSC) 27 Feb 2019 T20
1c/0s, 15* Karachi Kngs v Quetta Glad Sharjah 24 Feb 2019 T20
49*, 0c/1s Karachi Kngs v Islamabad Un Sharjah 23 Feb 2019 T20
12 Karachi Kngs v Zalmi Sharjah 21 Feb 2019 T20
57 Melb Stars v Melb Reneg Melbourne (Docklands) 17 Feb 2019 T20
9 Melb Stars v Hurricanes Hobart 14 Feb 2019 T20
1 Melb Stars v Syd Sixers Melbourne 10 Feb 2019 T20
Profile

Ben Dunk began his state career as Queensland's wicketkeeping understudy but made his name as a specialist batsman after moving to Tasmania. A product of north Queensland where his family ran a banana farm, Dunk was well regarded in his home state and was even named the stand-in captain of the Bulls during the Ryobi Cup in 2010-11 at the age of 23. But his opportunities were limited by the presence of the established Chris Hartley and he moved to Tasmania in 2012. A stint in Lancashire league cricket in 2013 helped Dunk reassess his game and he returned in 2013-14 with a new-found verve, which translated into a remarkable BBL season for the Hobart Hurricanes. As an opener, Dunk topped the tournament run tally with 395 at 43.88 and was named Player of the Tournament. That led to an IPL deal with Mumbai Indians and a CPL contract with Antigua Hawksbills. He started the 2014-15 home summer by smashing the Australian List A record for the highest score, with an unbeaten 229 in the Matador Cup, and a call-up to Australia's T20 squad to take on South Africa followed. In 2015-16, he transferred his form to the Sheffield Shield, scoring the first four first-class centuries of his career and topping the tournament run tally with 837 at 46.50. Away from the game, Dunk has studied business at university with a major in management.
Brydon Coverdale

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Feb 17, 2019

Ben Dunk slashes through the off side, Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars, Final, BBL 2018-19, Melbourne, 17 February, 2019

Ben Dunk slashes through the off side

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Feb 2, 2019

Ben Dunk leaves the field after being given out, Perth Scorchers v Melbourne Stars, Big Bash League, Perth Stadium, February 3, 2019

Ben Dunk leaves the field after being given out

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Jan 23, 2019

Ben Dunk puts the ball into the leg side, Melbourne Stars v Adelaide Strikers, BBL 2018-19, Moe, January 23, 2019

Ben Dunk puts the ball into the leg side

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