Full name Stephen Russell Bernard
Born December 28, 1949, Orange, New South Wales
Current age 67 years 88 days
Major teams New South Wales
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
|First-class span||1970/71 - 1978/79|
|List A span||1971/72 - 1977/78|
|Only ODI||Hong Kong v Scotland at Mong Kok, Jan 26, 2016 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Canada v Kenya at ICCA Dubai, Mar 15, 2013 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Ireland v Papua New Guinea at Townsville, Feb 9, 2016 scorecard|
Before becoming a key figure in the stewardship of the national team, Steve Bernard was a tall, powerfully-built right-arm fast bowler who represented New South Wales in first-class competition 29 times in the 1970s. He was a determined player with a modest record and regularly took the new ball for the Blues, although he captured only five wickets in an innings on two occasions. He became better known for his roles in a range of senior positions in New South Wales and Australian cricket. Through the 1980s and early 1990s, he served his state with distinction as a selector, even assuming chairmanship of the panel towards the end of his stint. He then graduated to a position on the national selection panel in 1993-94, operating in the post for the following four years. Appointed team manager for the Australian tour of India in 1997-98, he has usually filled the role since then and is often spotted reading a local paper in the dressing room when the team is in the field.
Australian Team Manager 1997-98 -
Stats highlights from the fourth day in Ranchi, where Cheteshwar Pujara batted for ages and the Australians toiled like they haven't had to in many years
For the third time this home season, the team took the lead after its opposition put up 400 batting first but the Ranchi effort was special
Also, which players have the most half-centuries without ever having made a hundred?
South Africa are set to play 14 Tests in nine months soon, so both fast bowlers, despite being sent home from New Zealand, should not lose hope
This Bangladesh are crazy if they think they can beat Sri Lanka in their own den. Right?
Under duress again, Shakib Al Hasan and Mushfiqur Rahim forged a match-winning partnership and contributed in the second innings to help Bangladesh create history