Full Name

Brian Mervin McMillan

Born

December 22, 1963, Welkom, Orange Free State

Age

57y 352d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium fast

TEAMS

Brian McMillan was the South African team's big brother, in the most positive sense. Whether they needed a wicket, some steely batting or a verbal missile, the job invariably fell to him. Indeed, Kepler Wessels's first observation as he surveyed the wreckage of South Africa's return to the Test arena after an epic match at Bridgetown in 1991-92, was, "We needed Big Mac," who was injured before the tour. McMillan obtained unsettling bounce with his thudding medium-pace and, while he seldom used the power locked in his hulking frame, a sound defensive technique and cool head served him well and earned him occasional promotion to the top order. He was an astonishingly agile slip fielder for a man of his bulk, and he had the highest percentage of catches per Test in South Africa's history. He was rated by many as the best allrounder in the world in the mid-1990s.
Neil Manthorp

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test386212196811339.36459242.8531320611490
ODI78521684112723.36114773.3210557420
FC15524541789814038.7114461660
List A21917345373813529.20315980
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test386460482537754/657/11733.822.5180.6200
ODI787536232589704/324/3236.984.2851.7100
FC1552052890743105/3529.272.6566.240
List A219926662902014/234/2331.294.0746.0500
Brian Mervin McMillan
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Photos


Brian McMillan on the sidelines of an interview
Alec Stewart drives the ball
Mark Butcher ducks a short ball as Brian McMillan looks on from the slips
Brian McMillan bowls in a tour game
Brian McMillan and Daryll Cullinan high five
Brian McMillan pulls a ball