Full name Brendon Paul Julian
Born August 10, 1970, Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
Current age 46 years 166 days
Major teams Australia, Surrey, Western Australia
Playing role Allrounder
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||England v Australia at Manchester, Jun 3-7, 1993 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v Sri Lanka at Perth, Dec 8-11, 1995 scorecard|
|ODI debut||England v Australia at Lord's, May 23, 1993 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v West Indies at Manchester, May 30, 1999 scorecard|
|First-class span||1989/90 - 2000/01|
|List A span||1989/90 - 2000/01|
New Zealand-born Brendon Julian possessed rich talent. At his best, he was a particularly dangerous left arm pace bowler whose height and natural, uncomplicated action allowed him to move the ball both ways as well
as to naturally angle it away from right handers with disconcerting
variety. When on song, he was also a tremendously hard-hitting batsman, the
generally assured technique of whose play renders his timing and execution
a pleasure to behold. In a frustrating paradox, these attributes allowed him to produce many excellent performances for his State (and took him to international level even) but yet they also remained unfulfilled on occasions. On their good days, there were few cricketers who struck with more devastating effect. For verification, one needs look no further than the Sheffield Shield finals of 1997-98 and 1998-99, in which his thunderous innings of 124 and 84 respectively played major roles in leading the Warriors to back-to-back titles. Similarly, his consistency and dependability with the ball on Australia's history making tour of the Caribbean in early 1995 were viewed by many as constituting suitable
testament to his talent. Even his brave effort in lasting more than two
hours at the crease in arduous circumstances to save a floundering
Australia from defeat in the 1993 Trent Bridge Test is still very fondly
remembered by some. He now presents travel programmes on Channel 9.
First-class Debut: Western Australia v Tasmania at Launceston, 1989/90
Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy 1989
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