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Ben Dunk      

Full name Ben Robert Dunk

Born March 11, 1987, Innisfail, Queensland

Current age 29 years 315 days

Major teams Australia, Adelaide Strikers, Antigua Hawksbills, Hobart Hurricanes, Mumbai Indians, Northern Suburbs (Brisbane), Queensland, Queensland Academy of Sport, Queensland Under-23s, Sydney Thunder, Tasmania, Tasmania Under-23s

Playing role Wicketkeeper batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm offbreak

Fielding position Wicketkeeper

Ben Robert Dunk
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
T20Is 3 3 0 39 23 13.00 34 114.70 0 0 3 1 4 2
First-class 43 79 3 2303 190 30.30 4383 52.54 4 11 283 17 43 0
List A 38 38 4 1229 229* 36.14 1388 88.54 3 6 117 23 25 1
Twenty20 70 67 3 1619 96 25.29 1255 129.00 0 9 155 45 39 3
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 43 17 198 169 4 1/4 1/4 42.25 5.12 49.5 0 0 0
List A 38 3 24 23 0 - - - 5.75 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 70 3 24 41 1 1/20 1/20 41.00 10.25 24.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
T20I debut Australia v South Africa at Adelaide, Nov 5, 2014 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Nov 9, 2014 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Queensland v Tasmania at Brisbane, Oct 8-11, 2010 scorecard
Last First-class Tasmania v Victoria at Hobart, Dec 5-8, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Queensland v South Australia at Townsville, Oct 24, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Tasmania v Western Australia at Sydney, Oct 15, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Queensland v Victoria at Brisbane, Dec 28, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers at Sydney, Jan 18, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
65 Strikers v Syd Thunder Sydney 18 Jan 2017 T20
32 Strikers v Melb Reneg Adelaide 16 Jan 2017 T20
35, 1/20 Strikers v Melb Stars Melbourne 10 Jan 2017 T20
1c/0s, 79* Strikers v Hurricanes Adelaide 6 Jan 2017 T20
31, 1c/0s Strikers v Hurricanes Hobart 2 Jan 2017 T20
37, 0c/0s Strikers v Syd Sixers Adelaide 31 Dec 2016 T20
1c/0s, 0 Strikers v Scorchers Perth 23 Dec 2016 T20
0c/0s, 85 Strikers v Heat Adelaide 21 Dec 2016 T20
20, 0 Tasmania v Victoria Hobart 5 Dec 2016 FC
0/2, 2, 15 Tasmania v NSW Hobart 26 Nov 2016 FC
Profile

Ben Dunk began his state career as Queensland's wicketkeeping understudy but made his name as a specialist batsman after moving to Tasmania. A product of north Queensland where his family ran a banana farm, Dunk was well regarded in his home state and was even named the stand-in captain of the Bulls during the Ryobi Cup in 2010-11 at the age of 23. But his opportunities were limited by the presence of the established Chris Hartley and he moved to Tasmania in 2012. A stint in Lancashire league cricket in 2013 helped Dunk reassess his game and he returned in 2013-14 with a new-found verve, which translated into a remarkable BBL season for the Hobart Hurricanes. As an opener, Dunk topped the tournament run tally with 395 at 43.88 and was named Player of the Tournament. That led to an IPL deal with Mumbai Indians and a CPL contract with Antigua Hawksbills. He started the 2014-15 home summer by smashing the Australian List A record for the highest score, with an unbeaten 229 in the Matador Cup, and a call-up to Australia's T20 squad to take on South Africa followed. In 2015-16, he transferred his form to the Sheffield Shield, scoring the first four first-class centuries of his career and topping the tournament run tally with 837 at 46.50. Away from the game, Dunk has studied business at university with a major in management.
Brydon Coverdale

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Jan 18, 2017

Ben Dunk launches into a shot, Sydney Thunder v Adelaide Strikers, Big Bash League 2016-17, Sydney, January 18, 2017

Ben Dunk launches into a shot

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Jan 10, 2017

Liam Bowe celebrates the wicket of Ben Dunk, Stars v Strikers, Big Bash League 2016-17, Melbourne, January 10, 2017

Liam Bowe celebrates the wicket of Ben Dunk

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Jan 6, 2017

Ben Dunk hits one into the stands, Strikers v Hurricanes, Big Bash League 2016-17, Adelaide, January 6, 2017

Ben Dunk hits one into the stands

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Tour Results
England v Australia at The Oval - Sep 8-12, 2005
Match drawn
Essex v Australians at Chelmsford - Sep 3-4, 2005
Match drawn
England v Australia at Nottingham - Aug 25-28, 2005
England won by 3 wickets
Northants v Australians at Northampton - Aug 20-21, 2005
Match drawn
Scotland v Australians at Edinburgh - Aug 18, 2005
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
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