Mervyn Dillon      

Full name Mervyn Dillon

Born June 5, 1974, Mission Village, Toco, Trinidad

Current age 40 years 198 days

Major teams West Indies, Trinidad, Trinidad & Tobago

Playing role Bowler

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Mervyn Dillon
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 38 68 3 549 43 8.44 1381 39.75 0 0 76 7 16 0
ODIs 108 51 20 227 21* 7.32 411 55.23 0 0 11 3 20 0
First-class 91 143 16 1049 52 8.25 0 1 35 0
List A 161 83 29 459 41 8.50 0 0 35 0
Twenty20 8 2 1 9 8* 9.00 9 100.00 0 0 1 0 3 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 38 66 8704 4398 131 5/71 8/123 33.57 3.03 66.4 7 2 0
ODIs 108 107 5480 4218 130 5/29 5/29 32.44 4.61 42.1 3 3 0
First-class 91 17001 8500 291 6/40 29.20 2.99 58.4 7 0
List A 161 7918 5713 188 5/29 5/29 30.38 4.32 42.1 6 3 0
Twenty20 8 7 126 136 6 3/30 3/30 22.66 6.47 21.0 0 0 0
Career statistics
Test debut West Indies v India at Port of Spain, Mar 14-18, 1997 scorecard
Last Test South Africa v West Indies at Centurion, Jan 16-20, 2004 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut South Africa v West Indies at Lahore, Nov 3, 1997 scorecard
Last ODI Australia v West Indies at Adelaide, Jan 26, 2005 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class debut 1996/97
Last First-class Jamaica v Trinidad & Tobago at Kingston, Apr 24-26, 2008 scorecard
List A debut 1996/97
Last List A Jamaica v Trinidad & Tobago at Cave Hill, Oct 28, 2007 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Cayman Islands v Trinidad & Tobago at Coolidge, Jul 25, 2006 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Barbados v Trinidad & Tobago at Coolidge, Feb 22, 2008 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
17, 3/57, 1, 0/10 Trinidad & T v Jamaica Kingston 24 Apr 2008 FC
1, 0/19 Trinidad & T v Barbados Coolidge 22 Feb 2008 T20
1/17 Trinidad & T v St Vi & Gren Coolidge 13 Feb 2008 T20
0/16 Trinidad & T v St Lucia Coolidge 2 Feb 2008 T20
0/32 ICL Mumbai v ICL Hyd Panchkula 15 Dec 2007 Other T20
0/46 ICL Mumbai v Chandigarh Panchkula 9 Dec 2007 Other T20
0/25, 19* ICL Mumbai v Delhi Jets Panchkula 7 Dec 2007 Other T20
1/31, 1 ICL Mumbai v Chennai Panchkula 3 Dec 2007 Other T20
0/26, 0 ICL Mumbai v ICL Hyd Panchkula 1 Dec 2007 Other T20
26*, 0/29 ICL Mumbai v Bengal Mumbai 25 Nov 2007 Other T20
Profile

Mervyn Dillon has long been labelled as the natural successor to Courtney Walsh. His action has a hint of the same well-oiled efficiency, and he takes a high percentage of wickets with the ball that angles in then just holds its own. But Dillon has neither the deceptive pace of the young Walsh nor the matchless craft of the later model. He remains an adequate stock bowler who, in another era, would hardly qualify for the new ball. Nevertheless, he did everything that was asked of him during West Indies' series victory over India in 2001-02, leading the attack with a rarely-witnessed passion, and bowling his side to victory at Bridgetown and Kingston. His bowling fell away after that, and the emergence of a number of younger, quicker bowlers meant that Dillon's place was no longer secure. He was left out after the series in South Africa in 2003-04, but made it into the Champions Trophy squad, and took a career-best 5 for 29 against Bangladesh at the Rose Bowl, although injury ruled him out of the rest of the tournament.
Simon Briggs (September 2004)

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Dec 1, 2007

Inzamam-ul-Haq bludgeons a Mervyn Dillon delivery, Mumbai Champs v Hyderabad Heroes, Indian Cricket League, December 1, 2007

Inzamam-ul-Haq bludgeons a Mervyn Dillon delivery

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Nov 25, 2007

Brian Lara and Mervyn Dillon of the ICL Mumbai Champs address the media, Mumbai, November 25, 2007

Brian Lara and Mervyn Dillon of the ICL Mumbai Champs address the media

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Jan 25, 2005

Merv Dillon bowls in the nets, Adelaide, January 25, 2005

Merv Dillon bowls in the nets

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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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