Ian Healy      

Full name Ian Andrew Healy

Born April 30, 1964, Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland

Current age 50 years 147 days

Major teams Australia, Queensland

Batting style Right-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Other Commentator

Relation Brother - KJ Healy, Niece - AJ Healy

Ian Andrew Healy
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 119 182 23 4356 161* 27.39 8760 49.72 4 22 425 5 366 29
ODIs 168 120 36 1764 56 21.00 2104 83.84 0 4 77 5 194 39
First-class 231 342 66 8341 161* 30.22 4 39 698 69
List A 212 147 43 2183 56 20.99 0 4 254 46
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 119 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 168 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 231 31 22 0 - - - 4.25 - 0 0 0
List A 212 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Pakistan v Australia at Karachi, Sep 15-20, 1988 scorecard
Last Test Zimbabwe v Australia at Harare, Oct 14-17, 1999 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Pakistan v Australia at Lahore, Oct 14, 1988 scorecard
Last ODI England v Australia at Lord's, May 25, 1997 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1986-2000
List A span 1986-1999
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3*, 1c/0s ACA Masters v Aust Indig Brisbane 16 Nov 2008 Other T20
Profile

For ten years, Ian Healy was the pulse of the Australian team. From his shock selection and humbling beginning in Pakistan in 1988-89, he worked and willed himself to become the most successful wicketkeeper of them all. He prided himself on his total involvement, in training, in team meetings, in slashing and hooking vital runs regularly, in keeping expertly to the quicks, but his signature will always be his work standing over the stumps to Shane Warne, which elevated a prosaic business into a breathtaking spectacle. His nasally "Bowling, Warnie", strained through pitch microphones, became a catch-cry. Healy's uncompromising involvement offended some official sensibilities in the first part of his career, which was probably why he only captained Australia in a handful of one-dayers. He always thought of himself as a natural vice-captain anyway. He beat Wally Grout, Don Tallon, Rod Marsh et al to the keeper's job in the Australian team of the 20th century. After retiring, he seamlessly made the move from player to commentator.
Greg Baum October 2004

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Feb 26, 2012

Ian Healy and Matthew Wade, February 26, 2012. Sydney

Ian Healy and Matthew Wade

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Dec 28, 2011

Ian Healy became the segway camera's second victim in two days, Australia v India, 1st Test, Melbourne, 3rd day, December 28, 2011

Ian Healy became the segway camera's second victim in two days

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Jan 16, 2011

The Channel 9 commentators got dressed up for the occasion, Australia v England, 1st ODI, Melbourne, January 16, 2010

The Channel 9 commentators got dressed up for the occasion

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 1994

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