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Australian Former Cricket Star Damien Fleming

by on November 25, 2012
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Australian Former Cricket Star Damien Fleming

Australian famous cricket player, Damien Fleming was born on April 24, 1970, in Bentley, located in the suburbs of Western Australia. Fleming has to be the most lethal bowler Australian cricket team ever produced. He was known for being a great ball swinger and he showed his skills at many occasions. He is documented as a professional in swing bowling. From 1945-95 and then again in 2000-01, Fleming played about 20 Test matches and took 75 wickets.  His figure of claiming 75 wickets in 20 test matches speaks a volume about his wicket taking ability. After his entrance in Test matches, he made hat-trick against Pakistan in a match played at Rawalpindi. His serene  bowling in 1996-1999, in the semi finals of  the World Cup earned him great fame.  During the Test matches of 1999-2000, Fleming achieved great accomplishment. He took 31 wickets in six Test matches played against India and Pakistan. He made his mark in One Day Internationals (ODI) as well. In this category also, he represented Australia 88 times and took 134 wickets and proved to be a lucrative bowler for Australian cricket side. Fleming twice played for his country in the finals of the World Cup.

Fleming, a right armer was popular for his stability and consistency at the bowling line. He took 258 wickets in 78 matches played for Victorian Cricket team. Fleming was given a chance to play in the cricket team of South Melbourne with ‘cricket giants’ like, Keith Miller, Bill Woodfull and Clarrie Grimmett. Injuries forced him to retire in 2003, and he took up the role of a coach at the cricket academy in Adelaide. Fleming is a popular media commentator these days, conducting cricket programmes on SEN and Fox Sports. He also contributes regularly, as a columnist for a magazine, ‘Inside Edge.’ In the current Australian cricket team, Mitchell Johnson is the only bowler who can match the skills of Fleming.

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