Full Name

Ian Andrew Healy

Born

April 30, 1964, Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland

Age

59y 297d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper Batter

RELATIONS

(brother),

(niece),

(son)

Other

Commentator

For ten years, Ian Healy was the pulse of the Australian team. From his shock selection and humbling beginning in Pakistan in 1988-89, he worked and willed himself to become the most successful wicketkeeper of them all. He prided himself on his total involvement, in training, in team meetings, in slashing and hooking vital runs regularly, in keeping expertly to the quicks, but his signature will always be his work standing over the stumps to Shane Warne, which elevated a prosaic business into a breathtaking spectacle. His nasally "Bowling, Warnie", strained through pitch microphones, became a catch-cry. Healy's uncompromising involvement offended some official sensibilities in the first part of his career, which was probably why he only captained Australia in a handful of one-dayers. He always thought of himself as a natural vice-captain anyway. He beat Wally Grout, Don Tallon, Rod Marsh et al to the keeper's job in the Australian team of the 20th century. After retiring, he seamlessly made the move from player to commentator.
Greg Baum October 2004

Ian Healy Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests119182234356161*27.39876049.72422425536629
ODIs1681203617645621.00210483.840477519439
FC231342668341161*30.22--439--69869
List A2121474321835620.99--04--25446

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests119------------
ODIs168------------
FC231-31220---4.25-000
List A212-000-----000
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Debut/Last Matches of Ian Healy

FC Matches

Span
1986/87 - 1999/00

List A Matches

Span
1986/87 - 1998/99

Recent Matches of Ian Healy

MatchBatBowlWktDateGroundFormat
ACA Masters vs Aust Indig3*--1c/0s16-Nov-2008BrisbaneOTHERT20
Aus Masters vs Eng Masters9--1c/2s01-Jul-2001NottinghamOTHEROD
Australia vs Zimbabwe5--1c/0s & 1c/0s14-Oct-1999HarareTest # 1463
Australians vs ZCU Pres XI24* & 210/144c/0s & 1c/0s09-Oct-1999BulawayoFC
Australia vs Sri Lanka7--2c/0s30-Sep-1999Colombo (SSC)Test # 1461

Photos of Ian Healy

Ian Healy and Adam Gilchrist discuss Andrew Symonds
Meg Lanning and Alyssa Healy added 225
Mark Nicholas, Michael Clarke, Ian Chappell and Ian Healy sit together before the start of play
Peter Nevill trains with Ian Healy at the Gabba
Moises Henriques, James Hopes and Callum Ferguson watch Ian Healy cook sausages
Ian Healy and Matthew Wade