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Full name John Benaud
Born May 11, 1944, Auburn, Sydney, New South Wales
Current age 70 years 113 days
Major teams Australia, New South Wales
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Relation Brother - R Benaud
|Test debut||Australia v Pakistan at Adelaide, Dec 22-27, 1972 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v Australia at Port of Spain, Apr 21-26, 1973 scorecard|
|List A span||1969-1973|
John Benaud was always going to be overshadowed by his older brother Richie, but he forged a good career for himself as a muscular, destructive batsman for New South Wales. He played three Tests too, all in 1972-73; in his second appearance he thrashed 142 against Pakistan at the MCG, a furious innings played in the knowledge that he had already been left out of the next Test. He was also once banned for two matches for wearing the wrong shoes. An astute captain of his state, Benaud later became a national selector during Australia's renaissance under the captaincy of Allan Border.
Plays of the Day from the second ODI between England and India, in Cardiff
Plays of the day from the third ODI between England and India at Trent Bridge
Plays of the day from the tri-series match between Zimbabwe and South Africa
Would he have fared better than the incumbent middle-order batsmen, Root and Ballance?