Matches (17)
WPL (2)
PSL 2024 (2)
NZ v AUS (1)
Ranji Trophy (2)
WCL 2 (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (1)
Sheffield Shield (3)
CWC Play-off (4)
BAN v SL (1)

Full Name

Brian Andrew Murphy


December 01, 1976, Salisbury (now Harare)


47y 93d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak Googly

Playing Role



(twin brother)

A talented legspinner whom the South Africans tried to poach while he was at Cape Town University, Brian Murphy was given special dispensation by his faculty to miss the first term in 2000 so that he could tour the West Indies, where he impressed in his two Test appearances. He rushed back to university afterwards, but was summoned to England in May 2001 just in time to play in the Lord's Test. Control is a strength, as is his googly and the ability to generate a generous degree of spin. He is also a more-than-useful tailend batsman, who often attends to nightwatchman duties. He was a surprise choice as captain, starting with the one-day tournament in Sharjah in October 2001, when Heath Streak decided to stand down and concentrate on his bowling. His tenure was brief. After four ODIs and one Test, none of which he won, Murphy sustained a hand injury and stepped down.
Geoffrey Dean

Brian Murphy Career Stats


List A43-20301610463/433/4335.004.7544.1000

Batting & Fielding

List A4324101434810.21--00--130
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Brian Murphy loses his leg stump to a sharply turning ball from Harbhajan
Tendulkar paddles a Brian Murphy delivery
Brian Murphy is greeted by teammates after removing Javed Omar
Brian Murphy in action at the VCA ground in Nagpur
Dravid positions himself to pull the ball from Brian Murphy
Indians celebrate the fall of Brian Murphy