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

Simon O'Donnell

Australia|Bowling Allrounder
Simon O'Donnell
INTL CAREER: 1985 - 1991
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Full Name

Simon Patrick O'Donnell

Born

January 26, 1963, Deniliquin, New South Wales

Age

61y 38d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role

Bowling Allrounder

RELATIONS

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Multi-talented athlete Simon O'Donnell ended a promising Australian Rules football career to focus on cricket. He went on to become a valuable all-rounder in the Australian one-day team, and was a member of the side when it marked its resurgence with a surprise World Cup win in 1987. O'Donnell the cricketer is most keenly remembered for a number of explosive innings in Australia's middle-lower order. His clean, powerful drives straight of the wicket and through mid-on were particularly effective. His feats included an 18-ball half-century against Sri Lanka in 1990, which remained the fastest 50 scored in ODI cricket for almost six years. However, O'Donnell's intelligent fast-medium bowling often proved to be more pivotal in Australia's one-day fortunes. In the 1987 World Cup he had limited impact with the bat but was a significant wicket-taker and finished the tournament as Australia's most economical bowler. O'Donnell was diagnosed with cancer at the end of the tournament. He made a strong recovery and returned to one-day international cricket from 1988-89. Since his retirement from cricket, O'Donnell has become a member of the Nine Network's commentary team, and is the regular host of The Cricket Show, which airs during the lunch breaks of Tests in Australia.
Anthony Fallick (June 2002)

Simon O'Donnell Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Tests61094050463/374/11484.003.21156.6000
ODIs8787435031021085/135/1328.724.2740.2510
FC83-1164756421516/54-37.362.9077.1-20
List A116-582740921265/135/1332.474.2146.2510

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Tests61032064829.4247143.730019340
ODIs876415124274*25.34153480.9609--220
FC8313316460313039.34--731--600
List A1168918178474*25.12--012--270
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Debut/Last Matches of Simon O'Donnell

Recent Matches of Simon O'Donnell

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Aus Masters vs Eng Masters32/3301-Jul-2001NottinghamOTHEROD
Victoria vs NSW58 & 861/14 & 0/618-Mar-1993MelbourneFC
Victoria vs South Aust86 & 10/27 & 0/1605-Mar-1993AdelaideFC
Victoria vs NSW131/2820-Feb-1993SydneyList A
Victoria vs West Aust202/1213-Feb-1993MelbourneList A

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Simon O'Donnell - Portrait