Martin Crowe      

Full name Martin David Crowe

Born September 22, 1962, Henderson, Auckland

Died March 3, 2016, Auckland (aged 53 years 163 days)

Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Central Districts, Somerset, Wellington

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Coach, Commentator

Relation Father - DW Crowe, Brother - JJ Crowe

Martin David Crowe
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 77 131 11 5444 299 45.36 12190 44.65 17 18 659 27 71 0
ODIs 143 140 18 4704 107* 38.55 6476 72.63 4 34 378 29 66 0
First-class 247 412 62 19608 299 56.02 71 80 226 0
List A 261 256 27 8740 155* 38.16 11 59 115 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 77 35 1377 676 14 2/25 3/107 48.28 2.94 98.3 0 0 0
ODIs 143 46 1296 954 29 2/9 2/9 32.89 4.41 44.6 0 0 0
First-class 247 7921 4010 119 5/18 33.69 3.03 66.5 4 0
List A 261 3994 2859 99 4/24 4/24 28.87 4.29 40.3 2 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Feb 26-Mar 2, 1982 scorecard
Last Test India v New Zealand at Cuttack, Nov 8-12, 1995 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 13, 1982 scorecard
Last ODI India v New Zealand at Nagpur, Nov 26, 1995 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1979/80 - 1995/96
List A span 1979/80 - 1995/96
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
6 Well Legn XI v Cant Inv XI Wellington 13 Mar 2011 Other T20
Profile

As the 20th century drew to an end, Martin Crowe became the standard by which New Zealand batsmanship would be measured. A batsman of elegance, poise and range, Crowe broke through into Test cricket as a 19-year-old, and in a short span of time was heralded as the best young batsman in the world. By the end of his Test career, he was New Zealand's highest run-getter and century-maker, scorer or 10,000 international runs, its captain in the 1992 World Cup who engineered an exhilarating home run all the way to the semi-finals, and a totemic figure in his team's feisty Test performances through the Eighties. The son of a cricketing family, whose father had played first-class cricket, Crowe came from suburban Auckland, destined for greatness. He arrived a complete batsman still in his teens, a technique burnished in both attack and defence, a fierce competitor alongside a devoted student of cricket with an innate game sense. In his prime, Crowe left the viewer with the impression of having a nanosecond more time to play his strokes, with balance in their execution and equanimity in his stance. He was a batsman of clean lines off the front foot, tall, elegant and classically sound, his signature strokes being down the ground, but capable of shots all around the wicket. His debut season in English county cricket as a 21-year-old replacement for Viv Richards at Somerset was a clear illustration that he belonged. At the crease, Peter Roebuck wrote of him, Crowe could "soar like an eagle."

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Mar 29, 2015

Martin Crowe looks up at the crowd during the presentation, Australia v New Zealand, World Cup final, Melbourne, March 29, 2015

Martin Crowe looks up at the crowd

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Feb 28, 2015

Martin Crowe was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame during the break, New Zealand v Australia, World Cup 2015, Group A, Auckland, February 28, 2015

Martin Crowe was inducted into the ICC Hall of Fame during the break

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Jan 7, 2015

Martin Crowe was at Eden Park where he spoke to the media, Auckland, January 7, 2015

Martin Crowe was at Eden Park where he spoke to the media

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1985

Series Results
Bangladesh v West Indies at Dhaka - Dec 10, 2012
West Indies won by 18 runs
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