Full Name

Michael Donald Haysman


April 22, 1961, North Adelaide, South Australia


62y 161d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Top order Batter


Commentator, Journalist

Australian-born Mike Haysman, who played twice for Australia in Youth Tests, was a right-hand batsman who made an good early impression with South Australia, hitting 126 in his first first-class innings against Queensland at Adelaide in 1982-83 and following with 153 against Victoria later that summer. He ended with 684 runs at 57.00, and maintained that form in the next two seasons, in between spending one summer with Leicestershire where he again scored a hundred on debut. In 1985-86 he was chosen for the rebel Australian tour of South Africa, where he struggled, but the following season in the next rebel series he came good, slamming hundreds against South Africa in successive unofficial Tests and being named one of South Africa's Cricketers of the Year. He played one more summer with South Australia in 1987-88 before emigrating to South Africa and throwing in his lot with Northern Transvaal. He scored consistently for them, although he form fell away before he retired at the end of 1993-94. After retirement he moved seamlessly into the media and soon established himself as a popular, if sometimes outspoken, commentator.
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Mike Haysman Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A8176111947103*29.95213360


List A8123317551/71/735.004.5046.6000

Debut/Last Matches of Mike Haysman

FC Matches

1982/83 - 1993/94

List A Matches

1982/83 - 1993/94

Photos of Mike Haysman

The commentary team for the IPL final
ECB chief executive, David Collier and Mike Haysman, Stanford 2020 director of cricket, at the launch of the Super Series
Mike Haysman interviews St. Lucia captain Gary Mathurin
Mike Haysman
Sir Viv Richards, Sir Garry Sobers and Allen Stanford share a light moment with Mike Haysman
Former South Australian batsman Mike Haysman at the Port Elizabeth Test