Matches (15)
BPL 2023 (2)
SA20 (2)
Ranji Trophy (4)
ENG-L in SL (1)
ILT20 (1)
WI 4-Day (3)
Super Smash (W) (1)
Super Smash (1)

Full Name

James Donald Higgs

Born

July 11, 1950, Kyabram, Victoria

Age

72y 207d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak Googly

Other

Coach

With plenty of what Shane Warne calls "rip", and a good wrong'un, Jim Higgs was Australia's best legspinner between Richie Benaud and Warne. His misfortune was to play at a time when wrist-spin was nearly extinct, thought to be the preserve only of the eccentric and the profligate, and so to find selectors and captains with little empathy with his guiles. He was chiefly and unfairly known in his time for having been bowled by the only ball he faced on the 1975 tour of England. He did bowl Victoria to a Sheffield Shield, later became a Test selector, and also taught the young Warne how to bowl a flipper.
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Career Averages
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test223616111165.55006030
FC12213160384215.4000nullnull430
List A92132*3.00000020
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test223647522057667/1438/19031.162.5972.0520
FC122null24837118383998/66null29.662.8562.2null193
List A9null488300123/253/2525.003.6840.6000
Jim Higgs at the MCG during the first Test between Australia and India
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Test
Debut/Last Matches - Player
FC Matches
Span
1970/71 - 1982/83
List A Matches
Span
1971/72 - 1981/82
Photos
Jim Higgs at the MCG during the first Test between Australia and India
Ian Chappell's 1975 Australia squad to England