Ian Callen      

Full name Ian Wayne Callen

Born May 2, 1955, Alexandra, Victoria

Current age 59 years 241 days

Major teams Australia, Boland, Northumberland, Victoria

Batting style Left-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium

Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 2 26 22* - 0 0 2 1 1 0
ODIs 5 3 2 6 3* 6.00 13 46.15 0 0 0 0 2 0
First-class 53 68 21 578 34 12.29 0 0 19 0
List A 20 12 6 69 15 11.50 0 0 6 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 440 191 6 3/83 6/191 31.83 2.60 73.3 0 0 0
ODIs 5 4 180 148 5 3/24 3/24 29.60 4.93 36.0 0 0 0
First-class 53 10727 5412 197 8/42 27.47 3.02 54.4 7 1
List A 20 1056 709 31 4/47 4/47 22.87 4.02 34.0 1 0 0
Career statistics
Only Test Australia v India at Adelaide, Jan 28-Feb 3, 1978 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut West Indies v Australia at St John's, Feb 22, 1978 scorecard
Last ODI Pakistan v Australia at Karachi, Oct 22, 1982 scorecard
ODI statistics
First-class span 1976-1986
List A span 1977-1985
Profile

Tall and thin, with a good action and an ability to swing the ball away from right-handers, Ian Callen made a spectacular start to his first-class career with 25 wickets in his first three games in 1976-77. He made his Test debut against India the following summer, grabbing 3 for 83 and 3 for 108 in the winning series decider, and that won him selection for the subsequent tour of the Caribbean. But he struggled, taking 11 wickets at over 50 and he didn't play in any of the Tests - indeed, he was never picked again, his chances being further hindered by a back injury. He was picked to tour Pakistan in 1982-83 on the strength of another solid domestic season (he took 31 wickets at 25.45) but didn't play in the Tests. He was offered a contract by Somerset but had to decline because of his weak back. He did play one summer for Ramsbottom in the Lancashire League.
Martin Williamson

Country Fixtures Country Results
3rd Test: Australia v India at Melbourne - Dec 26-30
Australia 530 & 261/7 India 465
Syd Sixers v Scorchers at Sydney - Dec 29
Scorchers 135/7 Syd Sixers 46/2 (8.3/20 ov)
Melb Reneg v Syd Thunder at Melbourne (Docklands)
Dec 30, 2014 (19:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Strikers v Hurricanes at Adelaide
Dec 31, 2014 (18:40 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
Scorchers v Syd Thunder at Perth
Jan 1, 2015 (16:10 local | 08:10 GMT | 03:10 EST | 02:10 CST | 00:10 PST)
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