Damien Richard Martyn

Australia Damien Richard Martyn

Plays for Australia
Age 46 years 1 days
Born October 21, 1971, Darwin, Northern Territory
Batting Style Right-hand bat
Bowling Style Right-arm medium
No contemporary cricketer, Tendulkar aside, made batting look so simple as Damien Martyn. But it was not always thus. For the brash 21-year-old who waltzed into the Australian team at Dean Jones's expense, batting was an exercise in extravagance. To defend was to display weakness - a policy that backfired in 1993-94 when Martyn's airy square-drive at a crucial moment in Sydney triggered a five-run defeat by South Africa and a six-year hitch to his own promising career. By the time Western Australia, wanting a pretty face to spearhead their marketing campaign, had made him captain at 23, Martyn looked a tormented man. All the more remarkable, then, that he blossomed into a relaxed, classical, feathery artist. He was an elastic fieldsman and an old-style batsman whose first movement was back. He played with a high elbow, a still head, a golfer's deft touch, and had all the shots, including perhaps the most brutal reverse-sweep in the game.
Major Teams Affiliated With
Australia Ahmedabad Rockets ICL World XI
Leicestershire Rajasthan Royals Western Australia
Yorkshire

Batting Performance - as in the API

League 50 100 St Ct 6s 4s Ave HS Runs NO Inns Mat
listA 61 10 0 104 42.79 144* 8644 64 266 299
firstClass 73 44 2 158 49.25 238 14630 46 343 204
T20Is 1 0 0 1 5 11 30.00 96 120 0 4 4
ODIs 37 5 0 69 22 441 40.80 144* 5346 51 182 208
tests 23 13 0 36 10 513 46.37 165 4406 14 109 67

Bowling Performance - as in the API

League 10 5w 4w Econ Ave BBM BBI Wkts Runs Balls Inns Mat
listA 0 0 0 5.03 31.70 3/3 3/3 41 1300 1549 299
firstClass 0 0 2.78 42.24 4/30 37 1563 3365 204
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - 4
ODIs 0 0 0 5.31 58.66 2/21 2/21 12 704 794 31 208
tests 0 0 0 2.89 84.00 1/4 1/0 2 168 348 12 67
API for Player Stats & Bio Download the PDF Guide