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Ian Austin
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Ian Austin

England
Ian Austin

INTL CAREER: 1998 - 1999

Full Name

Ian David Austin

Born

May 30, 1966, Haslingden, Lancashire

Age

55y 25d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm medium

TEAMS

With a waistline somewhere between Billy Bunter and Friar Tuck, Austin was an unlikely sporting figure. His approach to the wicket wasn't exactly threatening either - he trundled in with short, rhythmic strides - but he was accurate and could move the ball off the seam. Former Lancashire team-mate Wasim Akram once said that Austin's blockhole delivery - which denies the batsmen any room at the end of a one-day innings - was one of the best of its kind in the world. Austin batted left-handed, and liked to thump the ball back over the bowler's head and cover-drive with minimal foot movement. England picked him for their one-day side in 1998, and although he struggled that winter in Sharjah, many believed he would be England's trump card in the 1999 World Cup, when, aged 32, he took the new ball in the opening game of the competition at Lord's. It didn't work out, and Austin returned to his native Lancashire for good. He retired at the end of the 2003 season.
Lawrence Booth (April 2004)

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI9613411*6.804969.38002000
FC124172373778115*27.98220350
List A3151997223019718.1104530
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI9947536062/252/2560.004.5479.10000
FC1241713579542626/4330.352.7865.4061
List A31515036100933635/565/5627.804.0241.401010
Ian Austin portrait
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

Photos


Ian Austin bowls from the Pavilion End
Ian Austin - 2001 Portrait
Ian Austin ; Portrait
Ian Austin bowling at Old Trafford in the National League 2000
Austin bowling v Notts in the 2000 Benson and Hedges competition
Ian Austin batting v Leics in the Benson and Hedges match