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Ian Callen
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Ian Callen

Australia

INTL CAREER: 1978 - 1982

Full Name

Ian Wayne Callen

Born

May 02, 1955, Alexandra, Victoria

Age

66y 13d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

TEAMS

Tall and thin, with a good action and an ability to swing the ball away from right-handers, Ian Callen made a spectacular start to his first-class career with 25 wickets in his first three games in 1976-77. He made his Test debut against India the following summer, grabbing 3 for 83 and 3 for 108 in the winning series decider, and that won him selection for the subsequent tour of the Caribbean. But he struggled, taking 11 wickets at over 50 and he didn't play in any of the Tests - indeed, he was never picked again, his chances being further hindered by a back injury. He was picked to tour Pakistan in 1982-83 on the strength of another solid domestic season (he took 31 wickets at 25.45) but didn't play in the Tests. He was offered a contract by Somerset but had to decline because of his weak back. He did play one summer for Ramsbottom in the Lancashire League.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test1222622*-002110
ODI53263*6.001346.15000020
FC5368215783412.2900190
List A20126691511.500060
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test1244019163/836/19131.833.4773.30000
ODI5418014853/243/2429.604.9336.00000
FC531072754121978/4227.4754.4071
List A201056709314/474/4722.8734.00100
Ian Wayne Callen
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Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1976/77 - 1985/86
List A Matches
Span
1977 - 1984/85