Ben Dunk      

Full name Ben Robert Dunk

Born March 11, 1987, Innisfail, Queensland

Current age 27 years 235 days

Major teams Antigua Hawksbills, Hobart Hurricanes, Mumbai Indians, Northern Suburbs (Brisbane), Queensland, Queensland Academy of Sport, Queensland Under-23s, Sydney Thunder

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Ben Robert Dunk
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
First-class 21 36 1 987 97 28.20 1818 54.29 0 7 120 13 23 0
List A 27 27 3 875 229* 36.45 953 91.81 2 3 82 18 20 1
Twenty20 43 40 2 928 96 24.42 749 123.89 0 5 88 24 19 1
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
First-class 21 5 54 46 2 1/4 1/4 23.00 5.11 27.0 0 0 0
List A 27 1 12 14 0 - - - 7.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 43 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
First-class debut Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane, Oct 8-11, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class Tasmania v South Australia at Hobart, Mar 11-13, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Queensland v South Australia at Townsville, Oct 24, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Tasmania v South Australia at Sydney, Oct 22, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Queensland v Victoria at Brisbane, Dec 28, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kolkata Knight Riders v Hobart Hurricanes at Hyderabad (Deccan), Oct 2, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
2c/0s, 80 Tas U23s v S Aust U23s Hobart 27 Oct 2014 Other
92 Tasmania v South Aust Sydney 22 Oct 2014 LA
42 Tasmania v NSW Sydney 20 Oct 2014 LA
229*, 0/14 Tasmania v Queensland Sydney 18 Oct 2014 LA
0 Tasmania v South Aust Sydney 15 Oct 2014 LA
27 Tasmania v Western Aust Sydney 13 Oct 2014 LA
5 Tasmania v Western Aust Brisbane 11 Oct 2014 LA
8, 1c/0s Tasmania v Victoria Brisbane 8 Oct 2014 LA
39, 0c/0s Hurricanes v KKR Hyderabad (Deccan) 2 Oct 2014 T20
0 Hurricanes v Tridents Mohali 28 Sep 2014 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. Away from the game, Dunk has studied business at university with a major in management.
Brydon Coverdale

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Oct 18, 2014

Ben Dunk made an unbeaten 229 off 157, Queensland v Tasmania, Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, Sydney, October 18, 2014

Ben Dunk made an unbeaten 229 off 157

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Oct 2, 2014

Ben Dunk slammed 39 off 29 balls, Kolkata Knight Riders v Hobart Hurricanes, 1st semi-final, CLT20, Hyderabad, October 2, 2014

Ben Dunk slammed 39 off 29 balls

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Sep 21, 2014

Hobart Hurricanes opener Ben Dunk hit a half-century, Cape Cobras v Hobart Hurricanes, Champions League T20, Hyderabad, September 21, 2014

Hobart Hurricanes opener Ben Dunk hit a half-century

© BCCI

Tournament Results
Scorchers v Heat at Perth - Jan 19, 2013
Heat won by 34 runs
Scorchers v Melb Stars at Perth - Jan 16, 2013
Scorchers won by 8 wickets (with 0 balls remaining) (D/L method)
Melb Reneg v Heat at Melbourne (Docklands) - Jan 15, 2013
Heat won by 15 runs
Hurricanes v Heat at Hobart - Jan 12, 2013
Heat won by 8 wickets (with 35 balls remaining)
Strikers v Scorchers at Adelaide - Jan 10, 2013
Scorchers won by 98 runs
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