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Full name Wayne Lee Madsen
Born January 2, 1984, Durban
Current age 30 years 232 days
Major teams Derbyshire, Derbyshire 2nd XI, KwaZulu-Natal
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|First-class debut||KwaZulu-Natal v Border at Durban, Mar 19-21, 2004 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Derbyshire v Glamorgan at Derby, Jul 20-22, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Border v KwaZulu-Natal at East London, Nov 7, 2004 scorecard|
|Last List A||Derbyshire v Gloucestershire at Derby, Aug 21, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Nottinghamshire v Derbyshire at Nottingham, Jun 11, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Worcestershire v Derbyshire at Worcester, Jul 25, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|57||Derbyshire||v Gloucs||Derby||21 Aug 2014||LA|
|20||Derbyshire||v Yorkshire||Scarborough||13 Aug 2014||LA|
|8||Derbyshire||v Northants||Northampton||11 Aug 2014||LA|
|49||Derbyshire||v Lancashire||Derby||7 Aug 2014||LA|
|-||Derbyshire||v Worcs||Worcester||31 Jul 2014||LA|
|105*||Derbyshire||v Leics||Leicester||27 Jul 2014||LA|
|138||Derbyshire||v Hampshire||Derby||26 Jul 2014||LA|
|40||Derbyshire||v Worcs||Worcester||25 Jul 2014||T20|
|18, 19||Derbyshire||v Glamorgan||Derby||20 Jul 2014||FC|
|45||Derbyshire||v Lancashire||Manchester||18 Jul 2014||T20|
Wayne Madsen's reputation blossomed in 2013 with the greater attention given to Derbyshire following their promotion to Division One of the Championship. Derbyshire were relegated immediately but their captain, Madsen, proved a formidable opponent, scoring 1,221 Championship runs and being the first player to reach 1,000 runs in Division One. He was named as Championship cricketer of the year by the Cricket Writers' Club. He was also rewarded with a new three-year contract.
Madsen had long been a reliable contributor for Derbyshire. He became captain in 2012 and guided Derbyshire to promotion in his first season - their first honour for 20 years. His personal highlight was a career-best 231 against Northamptonshire and he shared a ninth-wicket partnership of 261 with Tom Poynton which fell only 23 runs short of the world record.
Madsen first secured a two-year Derbyshire contract in 2009 after cracking two centuries in his first four games with the county and averaged 57.78 in the County Championship in his first season.
Madsen, who was born in Durban, South Africa, started his career with KwaZulu-Natal and played played four seasons for them - playing in the Lancashire leagues in the off-season - before heading to the UK full time in 2008.
ESPNcricinfo staff - January 2014
A gutting loss to England, after leading the series 1-0, has thrown up some glaring inadequacies in the Indian team but there is little being said or done in terms of improvement
After 8-0, MS Dhoni could look forward to building a team from scratch; now, there is nothing left for him to contribute. Free him from the Test captaincy and he could yet give back in other ways
For all MS Dhoni's many trophies and accomplishments, Test cricket continues to resist his magic and indefinitely postpone his motorbike ride into the sunset
Sri Lanka's marks out of 10 following their 2-0 series win against Pakistan
Former players react to India's humiliating 1-3 series defeat in England
Why does the man who is possibly England's greatest fast bowler occasionally turn into Mr Hyde on the field?
With too great an emphasis on limited-overs cricket, MS Dhoni's side have a set of skills and a level of concentration that are not commensurate with the necessities of Tests