Full name Bryan Andrew Young
Born November 3, 1964, Whangarei, Northland
Current age 52 years 142 days
Major teams New Zealand, Auckland, Northern Districts
Batting style Right-hand bat
Fielding position Wicketkeeper
|Test debut||Australia v New Zealand at Brisbane, Dec 3-7, 1993 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v South Africa at Wellington, Mar 18-22, 1999 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Dec 11, 1990 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v South Africa at Auckland, Mar 27, 1999 scorecard|
|First-class span||1983/84 - 1998/99|
|List A span||1983/84 - 1998/99|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|82*||NZ Masters||v Aus Masters||Hamilton||24 Feb 2011||Other T20|
Bryan Young was a journeyman wicketkeeper and lower-order bat with Northern Districts for almost ten years before he reinvented himself as a dogged opening batsman to great effect in the early 1990s. He ground out 38 (off 167 balls) and a relatively skittish 53 (off 122) on debut at Brisbane in 1993-94, and the following winter, in the second Test against South Africa, he treated the Durban crowd to a painstaking half-century, made in 333 minutes, despite New Zealand being well on their way to defeat. But Young could win Test matches too: his 120 anchored the remarkable run-chase (324 for 5) against Pakistan at Christchurch in 1993-94, and he hammered an unbeaten 267 in the innings victory over Sri Lanka in 1996-97.
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?