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Mervyn Dillon
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Mervyn Dillon

West Indies|Bowler
Mervyn Dillon

INTL CAREER: 1997 - 2005

Full Name

Mervyn Dillon

Born

June 05, 1974, Mission Village, Toco, Trinidad

Age

46y 347d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

TEAMS

Mervyn Dillon has long been labelled as the natural successor to Courtney Walsh. His action has a hint of the same well-oiled efficiency, and he takes a high percentage of wickets with the ball that angles in then just holds its own. But Dillon has neither the deceptive pace of the young Walsh nor the matchless craft of the later model. He remains an adequate stock bowler who, in another era, would hardly qualify for the new ball. Nevertheless, he did everything that was asked of him during West Indies' series victory over India in 2001-02, leading the attack with a rarely-witnessed passion, and bowling his side to victory at Bridgetown and Kingston. His bowling fell away after that, and the emergence of a number of younger, quicker bowlers meant that Dillon's place was no longer secure. He was left out after the series in South Africa in 2003-04, but made it into the Champions Trophy squad, and took a career-best 5 for 29 against Bangladesh at the Rose Bowl, although injury ruled him out of the rest of the tournament.
Simon Briggs (September 2004)

Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
Test3866870443981315/718/12333.573.0366.40720
ODI108107548042181305/295/2932.444.6142.10330
FC911700185002916/4029.202.9958.4070
List A161791857131885/295/2930.384.3242.10630
T208712613663/303/3022.666.4721.00000
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
Test38683549438.44138139.7500767160
ODI108512022721*7.3241155.2300113200
FC91143161049528.2501350
List A1618329459418.5000350
T2082198*9.009100.00001030
Mervyn Dillon
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Trinidad & T vs Jamaica17 & 13/57 & 0/1024-Apr-2008KingstonFC
Trinidad & T vs Barbados10/1922-Feb-2008CoolidgeT20
Trinidad & T vs St Vi & Gren--1/1713-Feb-2008CoolidgeT20
Trinidad & T vs St Lucia--0/1602-Feb-2008CoolidgeT20
ICL Mumbai vs ICL Hyd--0/3215-Dec-2007PanchkulaOTHERT20

Photos


Portrait of Mervyn Dillon
Inzamam-ul-Haq bludgeons a Mervyn Dillon delivery
Brian Lara and Mervyn Dillon of the ICL Mumbai Champs address the media
Merv Dillon bowls in the nets
Mervyn Dillon has a bowl during practice
Merv Dillon portrait