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Full name Brian Mervin McMillan
Born December 22, 1963, Welkom, Orange Free State
Current age 50 years 361 days
Major teams South Africa, Transvaal, Warwickshire, Western Province
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium-fast
|Test debut||South Africa v India at Durban, Nov 13-17, 1992 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v South Africa at Leeds, Aug 6-10, 1998 scorecard|
|ODI debut||India v South Africa at Kolkata, Nov 10, 1991 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Jan 27, 1998 scorecard|
|List A span||1985-2000|
Brian McMillan was the South African team's big brother, in the most positive
sense. Whether they needed a wicket, some steely batting or a verbal missile, the job invariably fell to him. Indeed, Kepler Wessels's first observation as he surveyed the wreckage of South Africa's return to the Test arena after an epic match at Bridgetown in 1991-92, was, "We needed Big Mac," who was injured before the tour. McMillan obtained unsettling bounce with his thudding medium-pace and, while he seldom used the power locked in his hulking frame, a sound defensive technique and cool head served him well and earned him occasional promotion to the top order. He was an astonishingly agile slip fielder for a man of his bulk, and he had the highest percentage of catches per Test in South Africa's history. He was rated by many as the best allrounder in the world in the mid-1990s.
Western Province debut 1989-90
Transvaal 1985-86 to 1988-89
Transvaal B 1984-85 to 1985-86
Education: Carleton Jones HS, Wits Univ
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