Simon Katich      

Full name Simon Mathew Katich

Born August 21, 1975, Middle Swan, Western Australia

Current age 39 years 28 days

Major teams Australia, Derbyshire, Durham, Duronto Rajshahi, Hampshire, Kings XI Punjab, Lancashire, New South Wales, Perth Scorchers, Western Australia, Yorkshire

Nickname Kat

Playing role Batsman

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Slow left-arm chinaman

Height 1.82 m

Simon Mathew Katich
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 56 99 6 4188 157 45.03 8483 49.36 10 25 490 9 39 0
ODIs 45 42 5 1324 107* 35.78 1926 68.74 1 9 138 4 13 0
T20Is 3 2 0 69 39 34.50 47 146.80 0 0 8 2 2 0
First-class 266 448 52 20926 306 52.84 58 111 227 0
List A 253 238 27 7550 136* 35.78 7 60 115 0
Twenty20 118 101 19 2483 75 30.28 1961 126.61 0 10 251 49 47 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 56 25 1039 635 21 6/65 6/90 30.23 3.66 49.4 0 1 0
ODIs 45 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 266 6429 3778 107 7/130 35.30 3.52 60.0 3 0
List A 253 938 868 25 3/21 3/21 34.72 5.55 37.5 0 0 0
Twenty20 118 3 18 29 0 - - - 9.66 - 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut England v Australia at Leeds, Aug 16-20, 2001 scorecard
Last Test Australia v England at Adelaide, Dec 3-7, 2010 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v Zimbabwe at Melbourne, Jan 21, 2001 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v West Indies at Kuala Lumpur, Sep 24, 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 1996/97
Last First-class Lancashire v Leicestershire at Manchester, Sep 11-14, 2013 scorecard
List A debut 1995/96
Last List A Queensland v Western Australia at Sydney, Oct 22, 2013 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Hampshire v Sussex at Southampton, Jun 13, 2003 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Perth Scorchers v Hobart Hurricanes at Perth, Feb 7, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
6 Scorchers v Hurricanes Perth 7 Feb 2014 T20
26 Scorchers v Syd Sixers Sydney 5 Feb 2014 T20
30 Scorchers v Melb Stars Melbourne 27 Jan 2014 T20
9 Scorchers v Strikers Perth 16 Jan 2014 T20
71 Scorchers v Syd Sixers Sydney 10 Jan 2014 T20
22 Scorchers v Hurricanes Perth 7 Jan 2014 T20
75 Scorchers v Syd Thunder Perth 3 Jan 2014 T20
36 Scorchers v Strikers Adelaide 31 Dec 2013 T20
29 Scorchers v Melb Reneg Perth 26 Dec 2013 T20
10 Scorchers v Heat Brisbane 22 Dec 2013 T20
Profile

With an unconventional style and a get-your-gloves-dirty approach, Simon Katich proves you don't have to be fashionable to be successful. His walk-across-the-stumps technique isn't as crabby as Shivnarine Chanderpaul's, and he is scrawny next to Matthew Hayden and Shane Watson, but Katich has been a must-have man at the top of Australia's order in the second stage of his career.

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Timeline
    • January 21, 2001
      Waiting list on international entry
      • Gets his first international opportunity in the fifth match of the Carlton Series, against Zimbabwe at the MCG. Is due to bat at No. 5, but with Darren Lehmann and Michael Bevan seeing them through in the chase, his opportunity would arrive another day.
    • August 16, 2001
      Just 15 on debut
      • Finishes on the losing side in his first Test in Headingley. Coming in at No. 6, he manages just 15 before being bowled by Darren Gough, the first of his five victims. He plays out six balls in the second innings to finish on 0 not out. Australia declare on 176 for 4, but lose the match by six wickets.
    • May 18, 2002
      The switch works
      • Leaves his native Western Australia to join New South Wales for the following season and accepts the captaincy. Apart from the massive runs and many a successful season with NSW, he registers his highest first-class score, plundering nearly 200 in a session, along the way.
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Jan 10, 2014

Simon Katich chips one on the off side, Sydney Sixers v Perth Scorchers, Big Bash League, Sydney, January 10, 2014

Simon Katich chips one on the off side

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Jan 3, 2014

Simon Katich raises the bat after reaching his fifty, Perth Scorchers v Sydney Thunder, Big Bash League, Perth, January 3, 2013

Simon Katich raises the bat after reaching his fifty

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Sep 29, 2013

Sanju Samson whips the bails as Simon Katich looks on, Perth Scorchers v Rajasthan Royals, Group A, Champions League 2013, Jaipur, September 29, 2013

Sanju Samson whips the bails as Simon Katich looks on

© BCCI

Notes

State Player of the Year - 2004

Pura Cup Player of the Year - 2007-08

Tour Results
India v Australia at Margao - Oct 24, 2010
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
India v Australia at Visakhapatnam - Oct 20, 2010
India won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
India v Australia at Kochi - Oct 17, 2010
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
India v Australia at Bangalore - Oct 9-13, 2010
India won by 7 wickets
India v Australia at Mohali - Oct 1-5, 2010
India won by 1 wicket
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