Full name Grant Eric Bradburn
Born May 26, 1966, Hamilton, Waikato
Current age 50 years 302 days
Major teams New Zealand, Northern Districts
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Relation Father - WP Bradburn
|Test debut||Pakistan v New Zealand at Karachi, Oct 10-15, 1990 scorecard|
|Last Test||New Zealand v Pakistan at Hamilton, Mar 27-30, 2001 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Pakistan v New Zealand at Peshawar, Nov 4, 1990 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Sri Lanka v New Zealand at Colombo (RPS), Jul 25, 2001 scorecard|
|First-class span||1985/86 - 2001/02|
|List A span||1986/87 - 2001/02|
Grant Bradburn, a tall, offspinner and lower-order batsman, played for Northern Districts for 16 seasons. His international career seemed over when he was left out of the New Zealand side after the 1992-93 series in Sri Lanka, but he was recalled in 2000-01 at the age of 35, although without any great success. In all, he played seven Test matches and 11 One-Day Internationals and ended his career as the player with most appearances for Northern Districts with 115 matches, 4614 runs at an average of 27.96.
After retirement he ran a family sports store along with coaching Northern Districts A. When Andy Moles was appointed the New Zealand coach in 2008, Bradburn filled the spot left by him as Northern Districts coach, leading them to the Plunket Shield in 2012. He subsequently took charge of New Zealand U-19s between 2013 and 2014, before being named as Scotland's new head coach ahead of their World Cup campaign.
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?