Full name Carl Gray Rackemann
Born June 3, 1960, Wondai, Brisbane, Queensland
Current age 55 years 250 days
Major teams Australia, Queensland, Surrey
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast
Relation Nephew - M Gold
|Test debut||Australia v England at Brisbane, Nov 26-Dec 1, 1982 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 4-8, 1991 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Jan 9, 1983 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 10, 1991 scorecard|
|First-class span||1979/80 - 1995/96|
|List A span||1979/80 - 1995|
Carl Rackemann, burly and balding, was an unlikley but very effective fast bowler. He played 12 Tests, and had a storming start with 11 wickets to demolish Pakistan on a Perth flyer in 1983-84. Rackemann liked Perth - against New Zealand there in 1989-90 he returned amazing second-innings figures of 31-21-23-1. His career at the top level was limited by injury and the decision to go on the 1985-86 rebel tour of South Africa. He was a useless batsman, making it all the more galling for England fans when his painful 107-minute 9 went a long way to saving the Sydney Test of 1990-91. That was his last Test, but he was a non-playing member of the side that conquered West Indies in the Caribbean four years later. Rackemann later coached Zimbabwe.
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