Ben Dunk      

Full name Ben Robert Dunk

Born March 11, 1987, Innisfail, Queensland

Current age 29 years 345 days

Major teams Australia, Adelaide Strikers, Antigua Hawksbills, Hobart Hurricanes, 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 4 4 0 71 32 17.75 48 147.91 0 0 6 4 5 2
First-class 43 79 3 2303 190 30.30 4383 52.54 4 11 283 17 43 0
List A 38 38 4 1229 229* 36.14 1388 88.54 3 6 117 23 25 1
Twenty20 71 68 3 1651 96 25.40 1269 130.10 0 9 158 48 40 3
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 43 17 198 169 4 1/4 1/4 42.25 5.12 49.5 0 0 0
List A 38 3 24 23 0 - - - 5.75 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 71 3 24 41 1 1/20 1/20 41.00 10.25 24.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
T20I debut Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, Nov 5, 2014 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Sri Lanka at Geelong, Feb 19, 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 Western Australia at Sydney, Oct 15, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Queensland v Victoria at Brisbane, Dec 28, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Australia v Sri Lanka at Geelong, Feb 19, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
32 Australia v Sri Lanka Geelong 19 Feb 2017 T20I # 597
0/20, 0, 0/12 Tas U23s v S Aust U23s Hobart 23 Jan 2017 Other
65 Strikers v Syd Thunder Sydney 18 Jan 2017 T20
32 Strikers v Melb Reneg Adelaide 16 Jan 2017 T20
35, 1/20 Strikers v Melb Stars Melbourne 10 Jan 2017 T20
1c/0s, 79* Strikers v Hurricanes Adelaide 6 Jan 2017 T20
31, 1c/0s Strikers v Hurricanes Hobart 2 Jan 2017 T20
37, 0c/0s Strikers v Syd Sixers Adelaide 31 Dec 2016 T20
1c/0s, 0 Strikers v Scorchers Perth 23 Dec 2016 T20
0c/0s, 85 Strikers v Heat Adelaide 21 Dec 2016 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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Jan 18, 2017

Ben Dunk struck 65 off 40 balls, Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers, Big Bash League 2016-17, Sydney, January 18, 2017

Ben Dunk struck 65 off 40 balls

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Jan 18, 2017

Ben Dunk launches into a shot, Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers, Big Bash League 2016-17, Sydney, January 18, 2017

Ben Dunk launches into a shot

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Jan 16, 2017

Ben Dunk and Tim Ludeman walk out to bat, Adelaide Strikers v Melbourne Renegades, BBL 2016-17, Adelaide, January 16, 2017

Ben Dunk and Tim Ludeman walk out to bat

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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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