Ben Dunk      

Full name Ben Robert Dunk

Born March 11, 1987, Innisfail, Queensland

Current age 27 years 262 days

Major teams Australia, 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

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 22 38 1 1023 97 27.64 1904 53.72 0 7 127 13 23 0
List A 27 27 3 875 229* 36.45 953 91.81 2 3 82 18 20 1
Twenty20 46 43 2 967 96 23.58 783 123.49 0 5 91 25 23 3
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
T20Is 3 - - - - - - - - - - - -
First-class 22 6 60 50 2 1/4 1/4 25.00 5.00 30.0 0 0 0
List A 27 1 12 14 0 - - - 7.00 - 0 0 0
Twenty20 46 - - - - - - - - - - - -
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 Western Australia at Hobart, Nov 16-19, 2014 scorecard
List A debut Queensland v South Australia at Townsville, Oct 24, 2010 scorecard
Last List A Tasmania v South Australia at Sydney, Oct 22, 2014 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Queensland v Victoria at Brisbane, Dec 28, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Australia v South Africa at Sydney, Nov 9, 2014 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/4, 24, 12 Tasmania v West Aust Hobart 16 Nov 2014 FC
2c/0s, 14 Australia v South Africa Sydney 9 Nov 2014 T20I # 409
1c/2s, 23 Australia v South Africa Melbourne 7 Nov 2014 T20I # 408
2, 1c/0s Australia v South Africa Adelaide 5 Nov 2014 T20I # 407
2c/0s, 80 Tas U23s v S Aust U23s Hobart 27 Oct 2014 Other
92 Tasmania v South Aust Sydney 22 Oct 2014 LA
42 Tasmania v NSW Sydney 20 Oct 2014 LA
229*, 0/14 Tasmania v Queensland Sydney 18 Oct 2014 LA
0 Tasmania v South Aust Sydney 15 Oct 2014 LA
27 Tasmania v West Aust Sydney 13 Oct 2014 LA
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. Away from the game, Dunk has studied business at university with a major in management.
Brydon Coverdale

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Latest Photos

Nov 7, 2014

Ben Dunk plays on the off side , Australia v South Africa, 2nd T20, Melbourne, November 7, 2014

Ben Dunk plays on the off side

© Cricket Australia

Nov 7, 2014

Ben Dunk made two stumpings off Cameron Boyce, Australia v South Africa, 2nd T20, Melbourne, November 7, 2014

Ben Dunk made two stumpings off Cameron Boyce

© Cricket Australia

Nov 5, 2014

Ben Dunk fell for 2 on his international debut, Australia v South Africa, 1st Twenty20, Adelaide, November 5, 2014

Ben Dunk fell for 2 on his international debut

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Tournament Results
KKR v Super Kings at Chennai - May 27, 2012
KKR won by 5 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
Daredevils v Super Kings at Chennai - May 25, 2012
Super Kings won by 86 runs
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Bangalore - May 23, 2012
Super Kings won by 38 runs
Daredevils v KKR at Pune - May 22, 2012
KKR won by 18 runs
Royals v Mum Indians at Jaipur - May 20, 2012
Mum Indians won by 10 wickets (with 12 balls remaining)
Chargers v RCB at Hyderabad (Deccan) - May 20, 2012
Chargers won by 9 runs
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