Full name John Alexander Maclean
Born April 27, 1946, Herston, Brisbane, Queensland
Current age 70 years 331 days
Major teams Australia, Queensland
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||Australia v England at Brisbane, Dec 1-6, 1978 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 6-11, 1979 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 13, 1979 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 24, 1979 scorecard|
|First-class span||1968/69 - 1978/79|
|List A span||1969/70 - 1978/79|
John McLean was a staunch servant of Queensland cricket, leading them with distinction for much of the 1970s. A sturdy but surprisingly agile wicketkeeper, and a limited, albeit solid, batsman, McLean was considered to be a close rival to Rod Marsh for the Australian No. 1 slot, touring New Zealand with Australia in 1969-70. But in 1978-79 he was drafted into an Australian side decimated by defections to World Series Cricket, even though he was past his best. His keeping was dependable, but his batting limitations were exposed by England's spinners.
Martin Williamson April 2004
Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls
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This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history