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Full name Percy Stanislaus McDonnell
Born November 13, 1860, Kennington, London, England
Died September 24, 1896, South Brisbane, Queensland (aged 35 years 316 days)
Major teams Australia, New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria
Also known as Greatheart
Batting style Right-hand bat
|Test debut||England v Australia at The Oval, Sep 6-8, 1880 scorecard|
|Last Test||England v Australia at Manchester, Aug 30-31, 1888 scorecard|
Almost certainly the only Greek scholar to captain Australia. Percy "Greatheart" McDonnell was a brilliant attacking batsman whose outstanding footwork and hand-eye co-ordination helped him excel on wet wickets. His best innings probably came in the third Test against England at Sydney in 1881-82. McDonnell made 147, adding 199 with Charles Bannerman, who made 70. The rest of the batsmen mustered only 29 between them. He died in Brisbane in 1896 after a long illness, aged only 35.
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?