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Damien Martyn      

Full name Damien Richard Martyn

Born October 21, 1971, Darwin, Northern Territory

Current age 43 years 2 days

Major teams Australia, Ahmedabad Rockets, ICL World XI, Leicestershire, Rajasthan Royals, Western Australia, Yorkshire

Nickname Marto

Playing role Top-order batsman

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Other Commentator

Height 1.81 m

Damien Richard Martyn
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 67 109 14 4406 165 46.37 8569 51.41 13 23 513 10 36 0
ODIs 208 182 51 5346 144* 40.80 6877 77.73 5 37 441 22 69 0
T20Is 4 4 0 120 96 30.00 74 162.16 0 1 11 5 1 0
First-class 204 343 46 14630 238 49.25 44 73 158 2
List A 299 266 64 8644 144* 42.79 10 61 104 0
Twenty20 6 6 0 175 96 29.16 117 149.57 0 1 17 6 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 67 12 348 168 2 1/0 1/4 84.00 2.89 174.0 0 0 0
ODIs 208 31 794 704 12 2/21 2/21 58.66 5.31 66.1 0 0 0
T20Is 4 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 204 3365 1563 37 4/30 42.24 2.78 90.9 0 0
List A 299 1549 1300 41 3/3 3/3 31.70 5.03 37.7 0 0 0
Twenty20 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
Career statistics
Test debut Australia v West Indies at Brisbane, Nov 27-Dec 1, 1992 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Adelaide, Dec 1-5, 2006 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v West Indies at Sydney, Dec 8, 1992 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v West Indies at Mumbai (BS), Nov 5, 2006 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard
Last T20I South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg, Feb 24, 2006 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 1990/91
Last First-class Australia v England at Adelaide, Dec 1-5, 2006 scorecard
List A debut 1991/92
Last List A Australia v West Indies at Mumbai (BS), Nov 5, 2006 scorecard
Twenty20 debut New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Royal Challengers Bangalore v Rajasthan Royals at Bangalore, Mar 18, 2010 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
12 World XI v Asia XI Doha 6 Oct 2014 Other T20
0/26, 10 ACA Masters v PCA XI London 25 Jul 2013 Other T20
19 Royals v RCB Bangalore 18 Mar 2010 T20
64* ICL World XI v ICL Pak XI Ahmedabad 26 Nov 2008 Other T20
1 ICL World XI v ICL Bdesh Ahmedabad 23 Nov 2008 Other T20
20 Ahmedabad v Chandigarh Ahmedabad 9 Nov 2008 Other T20
21 Ahmedabad v Dhaka Panchkula 3 Nov 2008 Other T20
16 Ahmedabad v ICL Hyd Gurgaon 29 Oct 2008 Other T20
- Ahmedabad v Bengal Ahmedabad 22 Oct 2008 Other T20
7 Ahmedabad v Lahore Ahmedabad 19 Oct 2008 Other T20
Profile

No contemporary cricketer, Tendulkar aside, made batting look so simple as Damien Martyn. But it was not always thus. For the brash 21-year-old who waltzed into the Australian team at Dean Jones's expense, batting was an exercise in extravagance. To defend was to display weakness - a policy that backfired in 1993-94 when Martyn's airy square-drive at a crucial moment in Sydney triggered a five-run defeat by South Africa and a six-year hitch to his own promising career. By the time Western Australia, wanting a pretty face to spearhead their marketing campaign, had made him captain at 23, Martyn looked a tormented man. All the more remarkable, then, that he blossomed into a relaxed, classical, feathery artist. He was an elastic fieldsman and an old-style batsman whose first movement was back. He played with a high elbow, a still head, a golfer's deft touch, and had all the shots, including perhaps the most brutal reverse-sweep in the game.

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Apr 15, 2008

Damien Martyn lines up to play the cut, India XI v World XI, final, Indian Cricket League, Hyderabad, April 15, 2008

Damien Martyn lines up to play the cut

© ICL

Apr 9, 2008

Chris Harris completes a catch as Damien Martyn looks on, India XI v World XI, Indian Cricket League, Hyderabad, April 9, 2008

Chris Harris completes a catch

© ICL

Jan 5, 2007

Damien Martyn joined his retiring team-mates, including Justin Langer, in the SCG dressing-rooms after the 5-0 Ashes win, Australia v England, 5th Test, Sydney, January 5, 2007

Damien Martyn joined his retiring team-mates, including Justin Langer, in the SCG dressing-rooms after the 5-0 Ashes win

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Notes

Wisden Cricketer of the Year 2002

Walter Lawrence Trophy 2003

Test Player of the Year - 2005

Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: Australia v Pakistan at Dubai (DSC) - Oct 22-26
Pakistan 454 Australia 113/0
Elimination Final: NSW v Queensland at Sydney
Oct 24, 2014 (14:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 23:00 EDT | 22:00 CDT | 20:00 PDT)
Final: Western Aust v TBA at Sydney
Oct 26, 2014 (14:00 local | 03:00 GMT | 23:00 EDT | 22:00 CDT | 20:00 PDT)
2nd Test: Australia v Pakistan at Abu Dhabi
Oct 30-Nov 3, 2014 (10:00 local | 06:00 GMT | 02:00 EDT | 01:00 CDT | 23:00 PDT)
Victoria v NSW at Melbourne
Oct 31-Nov 3, 2014 (10:30 local | 23:30 GMT | 19:30 EDT | 18:30 CDT | 16:30 PDT)
South Aust v Queensland at Adelaide
Oct 31-Nov 3, 2014 (10:30 local | 00:00 GMT | 20:00 EDT | 19:00 CDT | 17:00 PDT)
Western Aust v Tasmania at Perth
Oct 31-Nov 3, 2014 (10:30 local | 02:30 GMT | 22:30 EDT | 21:30 CDT | 19:30 PDT)
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