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South African Cricket Player Daryll Cullinan

by on November 20, 2012
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South African Cricket Player Daryll Cullinan

Daryll Cullinan is an ex-player of the South African cricket team who represented his team in Test and ODI cricket as a batsman who was also spotted as a player with vigor and determination in the field.

Cullinan was only 16 when he first made a feat of first-class century, thus being recognized as the youngest player of South African team to have made such a notable achievement. Not just this, he also pocketed a high score count in the domestic arena with an unbeaten 337. At that time of Cullinan’s career, he also stood as the only South African player to have made the highest Test achievement with a score of 275. Even though his first-class playing career ran through a span of around twenty years, sources cited Cullinan as Shane Warne’s bunny (quote by the Herald Sun), owing to the fact that Cullinan played against the Australian cricket team averaged at 12.75 and fell to Shane Warne on four grounds, and in ODIs for around 8 times.

In 138 one day international matches, Daryll Cullinan scored 3860 runs at an average of 32.99 including three hundreds and 23 fifties. His highest ODI score was 124 runs. In 70 test matches Cullinan played, he socred 4554 runs at an average of 44.21 including fourteen hundreds and twenty fifties. His highest test score was 44.21. He was a phenomenal batsman for South African cricket team and contributed a lot in making South Africa win matches.

Nonetheless, Daryll John Cullinan’s holds the honor of having performed at an average of 44.21 in Test cricket which has been exceeded by only nine of the South African players ever since going beyond ten Test matches. Presently, Cullinan is serving as a coach in ICL for the team of Kolkata Tigers. South African cricket team continues to be strong with some of the best batsmen in the current times including Amla, de Villiers and Smith.


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