Matches (18)
IND v ENG (1)
WPL (1)
BPL 2024 (2)
PSL 2024 (1)
NZ v AUS (1)
WCL 2 (1)
Ranji Trophy (4)
WI 4-Day (4)
CWC Play-off (3)

Full Name

John Benaud

Born

May 11, 1944, Auburn, Sydney, New South Wales

Age

79y 288d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Medium

RELATIONS

(brother)

John Benaud was always going to be overshadowed by his older brother Richie, but he forged a good career for himself as a muscular, destructive batsman for New South Wales. He played three Tests too, all in 1972-73; in his second appearance he thrashed 142 against Pakistan at the MCG, a furious innings played in the knowledge that he had already been left out of the next Test. He was also once banned for two matches for wearing the wrong shoes. An astute captain of his state, Benaud later became a national selector during Australia's renaissance under the captaincy of Allan Border.
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John Benaud Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAve100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests35022314244.601024300
FC47856288814236.55416--300
List A650642112.8000--20

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests31241222/122/126.003.0012.0000
FC47-30817652/12-35.203.4261.6-00
List A6-403111/151/1531.004.6440.0000
John Benaud hooks on his way to 142, Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 1972-72

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Test

Debut/Last Matches of John Benaud

FC Matches

Span
1966/67 - 1972/73

List A Matches

Span
1969/70 - 1972/73

Recent Matches of John Benaud

Photos of John Benaud

John Benaud hooks on his way to 142, Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 1972-72
John Benaud hooks on his way to 142, Australia v Pakistan, 2nd Test, Melbourne, 1972-72