Full name Paul Wilson
Born January 12, 1972, Newcastle, New South Wales
Current age 43 years 200 days
Major teams Australia, South Australia, Western Australia
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Other Umpire, Coach
|Only Test||India v Australia at Kolkata, Mar 18-21, 1998 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Australia v New Zealand at Melbourne, Dec 17, 1997 scorecard|
|Last ODI||New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 14, 1998 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Western Australia v Queensland at Perth, Jan 11-14, 2004 scorecard|
|List A debut||1993/94|
|Last List A||Queensland v Western Australia at Brisbane, Feb 29, 2004 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Hong Kong v Papua New Guinea at Townsville, Nov 8, 2014 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Australia v India at Sydney, Jan 26, 2015 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Australia v England at Melbourne, Jan 31, 2014 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Ireland v Hong Kong at Dublin (Malahide), Jul 17, 2015 scorecard|
If the qualities of determination, tenacity and persistence - as well as a
considerable degree of natural ability - still count for anything in cricket, then Paul 'Blocker' Wilson rightfully enjoy a fruitful career. While his pedigree was not necessarily been that of the typical first-class cricketer (he decided in 1991 to leave his home city of Newcastle; quit his job as a trainee
accountant; and make an unsolicited request for a spot at the Australian
Cricket Academy in Adelaide), he displayed a level of resolve which rendered
him a more formidable right-arm fast bowler than most. Wilson's thirst for hard work remained unquestioned after that visit to the Academy: he became an integral member of South Australia's team following his interstate debut in 1993-94 and also graduated to the national side for one Test and 11 one-day international appearances in 1997-98. A player with a strong, bustling action and sound temperament, he bowled a methodically consistent line on and just outside off stump, cuts the ball both ways, and extracted disconcerting bounce at times on account of his imposing frame. As opportunities became limited, he moved to Western Australia in 2002-03, and retired at the end of the 2003-04 season when it became clear his contract wouldn't be renewed. he was subsequently appointed as WA's women's coach.
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