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Popular cricket player of Australian cricket team: Damien Martyn

by on November 8, 2012
in Australia, Profiles

Famous Australian cricket player Damien Martyn

Popular Australian cricket player Damien Martyn is a former Australian cricket player who played the role of a spearhead in the batting arena so extravagantly that his unrivalled demeanor is reminisced even today. He played as a right-handed batsman and being a recognized sportsman in the field, who at times made some very impressive run-outs, kept cricket at 1stclass level sporadically.

In was not until 2004 that he was named Man of the Series as he played against India and defeated the team in a period of more than 3 decades. After entering the cricket team in 1990, Martyn made his debut in the following season wherein he scored 822 runs at 51.37 which helped him continue to make his test debut in 1992 against Web Indies, batting in the middle-order, scoring 36 and 154. In 1994-94, Martyn was bestowed with the honor of captaincy for Western Australian team and Australia A in the ODI International Tournament. Given the credit to his performance in the Ashes in 2001, he was given the title of Wisden Cricketer of the Year.

In the entire career of Damien Richard Martyn, his best form was seen in March 2004, when he scored some very vital centuries and contributed Australia to a 3-0 series against Sri Lanka. This was followed with the title of Man of the Series in India by making two centuries in three innings; another two centuries against Pakistan and another against New Zealand, Martyn emerged as a player with 1608 runs at an average score of 61.84 inclusive of 7 centuries  in a period of 12 months.

Highlights of player records in ODI and test cricket: Damien Martyn

  • In 208 One day international matches, Damien scored 5346 runs at an average of 40.80 including 37 fifties and 5 hundreds. 
  • In 67 test matches, Damien Martyn scored 4406 runs at an average of 46.37 including 13 centuries and 23 fifties. 

Martyn’s retirement from the domestic and international cricket was surely a surprise for all back in December 2006. He rejoined the ICL in 2008 which further followed with his signing for the IPL in 2010

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