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Allan Border

Australia|Middle order Batter
Allan Border
INTL CAREER: 1978 - 1994
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Full Name

Allan Robert Border


July 27, 1955, Cremorne, Sydney, New South Wales


68y 356d



Batting Style

Left hand Bat

Bowling Style

Slow Left arm Orthodox

Fielding Position

Second Slip, Short Mid Wicket

Playing Role

Middle order Batter


5ft 9in


North Sydney Boys' High School


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Allan Border parlayed three shots and a fanatical zeal about not giving away his wicket into the most durable cricket career of his era. At his retirement he had featured in more Tests (156), more consecutive Tests (153), more Tests as captain (93) and more catches than any other player (156) - and a batting average of 50 as well. His underused left-arm spin once brought him 11 for 96 against West Indies, and he was also an artful one-day player with a deadly arm from short midwicket.

Not a natural leader, nor a man of frills, Border came reluctantly to the captaincy in a dark age for Australia after Kim Hughes' tearful resignation at Brisbane in 1984-85, but eventually applied himself to the task as proudly as he did to his batting. From the World Cup win in 1987 and regaining the Ashes two years later, Australia crusaded under Border until, in 1993, they came within one ball of conquering the world by beating West Indies.

After he retired from Test cricket he played in Queensland's maiden Sheffield Shield win, was named 12th man in Australia's Team of the Century, coached Australia A, and became a selector in 1998 - a post he held for about seven years under chairmen Trevor Hohns and Andrew Hilditch. His importance to the game is recognised annually when the Australian Player of the Year receives the Allan Border Medal. His name pairs with that of Sunil Gavaskar on the trophy Australia and India play for in their Test series.

Allan Border Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A382353589355127*31.71--362--1830


List A382-37032905903/203/2032.274.7041.1000
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Allan Border reads his own book at his book launch
Allan Border and Mark Taylor tell stories at the state memorial for Shane Warne
Steven Smith received the Allan Border medal from Allan Border
David Warner receives the biggest prize from Allan Border
Dean Jones, Ravi Shastri, Allan Border and Kris Srikanth were felicitated by the TNCA on the 30th anniversary of the second tied Test
Allan Border and his wife Jane Hiscox, at the Australian cricket awards ceremony named after him