Full name Simon Blair Doull
Born August 6, 1969, Pukekohe, Auckland
Current age 47 years 230 days
Major teams New Zealand, Northern Districts, Wellington
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Relation Brother - LJ Doull
|Test debut||Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Nov 1-5, 1992 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Mar 24-27, 2000 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Zimbabwe v New Zealand at Bulawayo, Oct 31, 1992 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Mar 3, 2000 scorecard|
|First-class span||1989/90 - 2001/02|
|List A span||1989/90 - 2001/02|
Back and knee injuries brought a premature end to Simon Doull's career. He was taken to the 1999 World Cup but was not required in the starting eleven, and then was selected for the first Test against England but suffered a serious knee injury requiring surgery. He fought his way back to fitness and was picked for the final two one-dayers and first two Tests against Australia at the tailend of the summer.
Unfortunately he was unable to trouble the Australian batsmen and lost his place for the final Test to his Northern Districts teammate, Daryl Tuffey. His undoubted career highlight was his 7 for 65 in the inaugural Boxing Day Test against India
in 1998. The performance was a personal best, and the fourth best by a New
Zealander in Test cricket. It included the first five Indian batsmen and set the scene for a New Zealand victory. He made a seamless transition to the commentary box, and briefly flirted with a comeback in 2002-03 after playing a season in Netherlands.
Wisden Cricinfo staff
Three days ahead of the fourth Test, the surface at the HPCA Stadium wore a smattering of grass. Will that, or Mohammed Shami's availability, subject to fitness, change India's combination?
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
Did Virat Kohli get his tactics right on the final day in Ranchi? Going by his fast bowlers' lines and R Ashwin's late introduction, the Indian captain took a few puzzling calls
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