background-image
Ian Healy
background-image

Ian Healy

Australia|Wicketkeeper batter
Ian Healy

INTL CAREER: 1988 - 1999

Full Name

Ian Andrew Healy

Born

April 30, 1964, Spring Hill, Brisbane, Queensland

Age

57y 96d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Fielding Position

Wicketkeeper

Playing Role

Wicketkeeper batter

relations

(brother),

(niece),

(son)

Other

Commentator

TEAMS

For ten years, Ian Healy was the pulse of the Australian team. From his shock selection and humbling beginning in Pakistan in 1988-89, he worked and willed himself to become the most successful wicketkeeper of them all. He prided himself on his total involvement, in training, in team meetings, in slashing and hooking vital runs regularly, in keeping expertly to the quicks, but his signature will always be his work standing over the stumps to Shane Warne, which elevated a prosaic business into a breathtaking spectacle. His nasally "Bowling, Warnie", strained through pitch microphones, became a catch-cry. Healy's uncompromising involvement offended some official sensibilities in the first part of his career, which was probably why he only captained Australia in a handful of one-dayers. He always thought of himself as a natural vice-captain anyway. He beat Wally Grout, Don Tallon, Rod Marsh et al to the keeper's job in the Australian team of the 20th century. After retiring, he seamlessly made the move from player to commentator.
Greg Baum October 2004

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test119182234356161*27.39876049.72422425536629
ODI1681203617645621.00210483.840477519439
FC231342668341161*30.2243969869
List A2121474321835620.990425446
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test119------------
ODI168------------
FC23131220---4.25-000
List A212000-----000
Ian Healy
Explore Statsguru Analysis

Debut/Last Matches - Player

FC Matches
Span
1986/87 - 1999/00
List A Matches
Span
1986/87 - 1998/99

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATWKDATEGROUNDFORMAT
ACA Masters vs Aust Indig3*1c/0s16-Nov-2008BrisbaneOTHERT20

Photos


Meg Lanning and Alyssa Healy added 225
Mark Nicholas, Michael Clarke, Ian Chappell and Ian Healy sit together before the start of play
Peter Nevill trains with Ian Healy at the Gabba
Moises Henriques, James Hopes and Callum Ferguson watch Ian Healy cook sausages
Ian Healy and Matthew Wade
Ian Healy became the segway camera's second victim in two days