Full name John Benaud
Born May 11, 1944, Auburn, Sydney, New South Wales
Current age 72 years 80 days
Major teams Australia, New South Wales
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm medium
Relation Brother - R Benaud
|Test debut||Australia v Pakistan at Adelaide, Dec 22-27, 1972 scorecard|
|Last Test||West Indies v Australia at Port of Spain, Apr 21-26, 1973 scorecard|
|First-class span||1966/67 - 1972/73|
|List A span||1969/70 - 1972/73|
John Benaud was always going to be overshadowed by his older brother Richie, but he forged a good career for himself as a muscular, destructive batsman for New South Wales. He played three Tests too, all in 1972-73; in his second appearance he thrashed 142 against Pakistan at the MCG, a furious innings played in the knowledge that he had already been left out of the next Test. He was also once banned for two matches for wearing the wrong shoes. An astute captain of his state, Benaud later became a national selector during Australia's renaissance under the captaincy of Allan Border.
Also: the fastest Indian to 50 wickets, and Yasir Shah's unwanted "double-hundred"