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Full name John William Wilson
Born August 20, 1921, Albert Park, Melbourne, Victoria
Died October 13, 1985, Melbourne, Victoria (aged 64 years 54 days)
Major teams Australia, South Australia, Victoria
Also known as Chucker
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Slow left-arm orthodox
|Only Test||India v Australia at Mumbai (BS), Oct 26-31, 1956 scorecard|
Jack Wilson was a sturdy left-arm spinner who delivered the ball at virtual medium pace, who toured England and India in 1956, making one appearance against India at Bombay towards the end of that long trip and taking 1 for 64. In England he didn't feature in the Tests, but took 43 wickets at 23.06, including 12 for 61 against Gloucestershire at Bristol when he grabbed 7 for 11 in the first innings. His nickname stemmed from his jerky action, a legacy of a football injury when he was a teenager. This meant that his fielding and throwing were generally poor, but considering a doctor had said he might never use his left arm again, Wilson was not unhappy.
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?