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Famous cricket player of Australian cricket team: Dean Mervyn Jones

by on November 8, 2012
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Popular Australian cricket player Dean Mervyn Jones

Dean Jones is known to be a retired cricketer of the Australian cricket team and is presently working as a coach. Jones stepped in the first-class cricket arena in the season of 1981-82 and it wasn’t long that he made his first test debut against West Indies in 1984. From 1984 to 1992, he was a part of 52 Test matches wherein he scored 3,631 runs at an average of 46.55 inclusive of 11 centuries.

In one day internationals, Dean Jones scored 6068 runs in 164 ODI matches. He scored 46 fifties and 7 hundreds in one day international cricket format. Dean Jones was able to maintain quite impressive averages both in test and ODI with 46.55 in test cricket and 44.61 in ODI cricket. His batting records both in test and one day international cricket world are something to remember and followed by new cricketers. 

Of his most recognized innings was in his third test that Jones played against India in 1986. Given the weak condition that Jones underwent and was seen vomiting on the pitch, he ruthless comment by Allan Border, the captain then that if he didn’t had the energy to handle the circumstances, ‘let’s get a real Australian’ spurred in him an unbeaten energy that helped him score a 210 giving him his share of limelight in his entire career. From this point onwards, Jones remained a foundation of the middle-order over the span of the next 6 years and also won the Ashes tour of England in 1989.

He was also one of the most triumphant batsmen the Australian cricket team had in One Day international matches. Jones participated in 164 matches wherein he scored 6,068 runs at an average of 44.61 inclusive of seven total and forty-six half centuries. In the World Cup of 1987, his striking demeanor was a sight to watch and this won him the title of ‘favorite’ for the crowd.

Today, Dean Mervyn Jones is a coach and commentator, and is more renowned for his criticism of Muttiah Muralitharan, Sri Lankan off spinner. 

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