Full Name

Joseph Henry Dawes

Born

August 29, 1970, Herston, Brisbane, Queensland

Age

50y 259d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

TEAMS

A ruggedly built right-arm fast bowler, Joe Dawes was an unfortunate victim of the extraordinary strength and depth of Queensland's pace bowling division and spent most of his early career watching Michael Kasprowicz, Andy Bichel and Adam Dale decimate the opposition. An injury to Kasprowicz and a Test return for Bichel gave Dawes a long-awaited opportunity to grasp a regular starting berth in 2001-02, which he did until struck down by a serious knee injury in 2005. Dawes played only one game for the Bulls in 2005-06, and finished his first-class career with 285 first-class wickets in 76 matches at 25.38. They are fine figures for a man who refused to give up and did his best work in his 30s. His strong, bullocking style netted him 49 first-class wickets in 2001-02 - he led the competition as Queensland claimed back-to-back titles - and he showed his consistency by grabbing 43 in 2002-03 and 46 in 2004-05.

Rewarded with part-time stints at Middlesex and the Marylebone Cricket Club, he was a useful fill-in and his status as a professional cricketer allowed him to move away from his roles as a plain-clothes policeman and media advisor. After his bowling career was over, he took up a coaching role with Queensland, and later became bowling coach of South Australia. In February 2012, he landed up a far more high-profile job, replacing Eric Simons as the bowling coach of India.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC76953761634*10.6200120
List A2763622.002722.220060
T20110000.0030.00000000
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC761483672342857/6725.382.9252.00112
List A271212985243/263/2641.044.8750.50000
T201118330---11.00-000

Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
ACA Masters vs Aust Indig--1/1016-Nov-2008BrisbaneOTHERT20
Queensland vs Tasmania4*0/41 & 0/4517-Oct-2005BrisbaneFC

Photos


India's bowling coach Joe Dawes at practice
India's bowling coach Joe Dawes talks to Yuvraj Singh
India's bowling coach Joe Dawes with Ishant Sharma and Zaheer Khan
Duncan Fletcher and Joe Dawes at a training session
Joe Dawes appeals for a wicket
Joe Dawes of the Queensland Bulls appeals unsuccessfully