Glenn James Maxwell is an Australian international cricketer, who plays ODI and Twenty20 cricket for Australia. He has played Test cricket for Australia, he represents Victoria Bushrangers and Melbourne Stars in domestic cricket. He began his professional cricketing career playing for Victoria in the Twenty20 Big Bash in 2010, he is known for his dramatic shot making and improvisation in the short form of the game, scoring 102 from 52 balls against Sri Lanka in the 2015 World Cup, the second fastest World Cup century to date. He scored an unbeaten 145* from 65 balls against Sri Lanka in 2016. Despite his power hitting in the short form of the game, he has shown ability in the longer form of the game including a maiden Test century against India in Ranchi on 16 March 2017 in which he scored 104 from 185 balls. In doing so he became the second Australian to score centuries in all three formats after Shane Watson, joining an elite club of only 13 other cricketers that have achieved this feat. On November 24, 2017 he scored his maiden double century in the Sheffield Shield competition.
He was dismissed for 278 from 318 balls in an innings which included four sixes. In 2011, he set the record for the fastest half-century in Australian domestic one day cricket, scoring 50 runs off 19 balls. In February 2013, the Indian Premier League team the Mumbai Indians bought him for $1 million US. In March 2013, he made his Test debut against India in the second Test at Hyderabad. On 28 March 2018, Maxwell was urgently recalled to the Test squad, along with Matthew Renshaw and Joe Burns, following the suspensions of Steve Smith, David Warner and Cameron Bancroft for ball tampering during the Third Test of the Australian 2018 Tour of South Africa. Glenn Maxwell was born in Kew and played his junior cricket for South Belgrave CC, he began his cricket as a pace bowler, before remodelling his run-up and becoming an off spin bowler. Despite that, he has a deceptively powerful and accurate throw to effect run-outs. Maxwell's teammates and the media gave him the nickname "The Big Show" due to his confidence and his tendency to play extravagant shots a wide array and variations of sweep shots.
He however prefers the nickname "Maxi". Maxwell joined the Victorian squad in July 2009, he was called into the FDR squad in November. Maxwell played in the 2010 Hong Kong Cricket Sixes tournament and was named Player of the Tournament as Australia became champions for the first time. Maxwell was selected to play for the Australian Institute of Sports in the 2010 Emerging Players Tournament, he scored 63 against India in the semi-final. Maxwell made his first-class debut for Victoria against NSW in 2010–11, he took two catches, two wickets and scored 38. He leapt to national attention when he scored a match winning 51 off 19 balls in a Ryobi Cup game against Tasmania, it was the fastest half century in Australian domestic one day history. He followed this with an excellent Shield game against South Australia, scoring 63 and 103, taking three catches, winning the Man of the Match Award, he scored 61 against Queensland. In the 2011 Emerging Players Tournament, Maxwell scored 59 off 23 balls in a game against India.
He made 110 off 52 balls against South Africa in a losing cause. He Maxwell began the 2011–12 season well against Queensland, making 4 and 32 and taking three wickets, he followed this with 92 against New South Wales. Maxwell only scored 2 and 10 with the bat, he took two wickets. In the second Victoria-WA game he took two wickets. Maxwell made 43 against New South Wales, he took 2 wickets against Queensland. In a Ryobi Cup game against Queensland, Maxwell scored 50 off 37 balls. In the BBL Maxwell scored 124 in six innings for the Melbourne Renegades, he was injured in January. Maxwell was first signed by the Delhi Daredevils Indian Premier League in 2012 as a replacement player for Travis Birt who withdrew from the squad. Team mentor TA Sekar said he was impressed by seeing Maxwell play in the Emerging Player Contest in the previous year. "When we watched him bat, we were reminded of how we had spotted David Warner in 2008. We believe. Besides being a dashing batsman, Glenn is a solid offspinner and an amazing fielder, with infectious enthusiasm.
A multi-skilled player like him will add immense value to the side." Maxwell played two games in the 2012 IPL edition with minor performances. Maxwell went to England to play club cricket for South Wilts and Hampshire Second XI, he played T20 for Hampshire. He played for Hampshire Second XI against Essex, taking 1 for 12 in six overs, he played T20: 32 from 12 balls against Sussex and 115 from 31 balls against MCC Young Cricketers. He scored 178 runs at 59.33 and a strike rate of 178 for Hampshire in the county Twenty20 competition. Maxwell was picked for the UAE tour of 2012. Head selector John Inverarity said Maxwell was "a versatile and lively off-spinning allrounder and brilliant fieldsman... Glenn will provide another spin bowler option on the slow, turning wickets in the UAE."Maxwell made his ODI debut for Australia against Afghanistan in a one-off One Day International in the United Arab Emirates in 2012. He scored 2 and took 0-21. In his 2nd ODI, playing against Pakistan, he hit 38 off 38 balls, helping rescue Australia from a tricky 5-121 to victory.
He followed it with 28 off 27 balls and 0-37 in a losing course. In the third ODI he scored an unbeaten 56, including a six to seal victory for Australia. Max
In cricket, batting is the act or skill of hitting the ball with a bat to score runs or prevent the loss of one's wicket. Any player, batting is denoted as a batsman, batswoman, or batter, regardless of whether batting is their particular area of expertise. Batsmen have to adapt to various conditions when playing on different cricket pitches in different countries - therefore, as well as having outstanding physical batting skills, top-level batsmen will have lightning reflexes, excellent decision-making and be good strategists. During an innings two members of the batting side are on the pitch at any time: the one facing the current delivery from the bowler is denoted the striker, while the other is the non-striker; when a batsman is out, they are replaced by a teammate. This continues until the end of the innings, when 10 of the team members are out, where upon the other team gets a turn to bat. Batting tactics and strategy vary depending on the type of match being played as well as the current state of play.
The main concerns for the batsmen are not to lose their wicket and to score as many runs as as possible. These objectives conflict – to score risky shots must be played, increasing the chance that the batsman will be dismissed, while the batsman's safest choice with a careful wicket-guarding stroke may be not to attempt any runs at all. Depending on the situation, batsmen may forget attempts at run-scoring in an effort to preserve their wicket, or may attempt to score runs as as possible with scant concern for the possibility of being dismissed; as with all other cricket statistics, batting statistics and records are given much attention and provide a measure of a player's effectiveness. The main statistic for batting is a player's batting average; this is calculated by dividing the number of runs he has scored, not by the innings he has played, but by the number of times he has been dismissed. Sir Donald Bradman set many batting records, some as far back as the 1930s and still unbeaten, he is regarded as the greatest batsman of all time.
Any player, regardless of their area of special skill, is referred to as a batsman while they are batting. However, a player, in the team principally because of their batting skill is referred to as a specialist batsman, or batsman, regardless of whether they are batting. In women's cricket, the term bats woman is sometimes encountered, as is batter, but'batsman' is used in both men's and women's cricket; the batsman's act of hitting the ball is called a stroke. Over time a standard batting technique has been developed, used by most batsmen. Technique refers to the batsman's stance before the ball is bowled as well as the movement of the hands, feet and body in the execution of a cricket stroke. Good technique is characterized by getting into the correct position to play the shot getting one's head and body in line with the ball, one's feet placed next to where the ball would bounce and swinging the bat at the ball to make contact at the precise moment required for the particular stroke being played.
The movement of the batsman for a particular delivery depends on the shot being attempted. Front-foot shots are played with the weight on the front foot and are played when the ball is pitched up to the batsman, while back-foot shots are played putting the weight onto the back foot to bowling, pitched short. Shots may be described as vertical bat shots, in which the bat is swung vertically at the ball, or horizontal or cross-bat shots, in which the bat is swung horizontally at the ball. While a batsman is not limited in where or how he may hit the ball, the development of good technique has gone hand in hand with the development of a standard or orthodox cricket shots played to specific types of deliveries; these "textbook" shots are standard material found in many coaching manuals. The advent of limited overs cricket, with its emphasis on rapid run-scoring, has led to increasing use of unorthodox shots to hit the ball into gaps where there are no fielders. Unorthodox shots are typical – but not always – more high-risk than orthodox shots due to some aspects of good batting technique being abandoned.
The stance is the position. An ideal stance is "comfortable and balanced", with the feet 40 centimetres apart and astride the crease. Additionally, the front shoulder should be pointing down the wicket, the head facing the bowler, the weight balanced and the bat near the back toe; as the ball is about to be released, the batsman will lift his bat up behind in anticipation of playing a stroke and will shift his weight onto the balls of his feet. By doing this he is ready to move swiftly into position to address the ball once he sees its path out of the bowler's hand. Although this textbook, the side-on stance is the most common, a few international batsmen, such as Shivnarine Chanderpaul, use an "open" or "square on" stance; the term used to describe. While the bat should be raised as vertically as possible, coaching manuals suggest that correct technique is for the bat to be angled from the perpendicular; some players have employed an exaggerated backlift. Others, who have employed the more unorthodox open stanc
In cricket a boundary is the edge or boundary of the playing field, or a scoring shot where the ball is hit to or beyond that point. The boundary is the edge of the playing field, or the physical object marking the edge of the field, such as a rope or fence. In low-level matches, a series of plastic cones are used. Since the early 2000s the boundaries at professional matches are a series of padded cushions carrying sponsors' logos strung along a rope. If it is moved during play the boundary is considered to remain at the point where that object first stood; when the cricket ball is inside the boundary, it is live. When the ball is touching the boundary, grounded beyond the boundary, or being touched by a fielder, himself either touching the boundary or grounded beyond it, it is dead and the batting side scores 4 or 6 runs for hitting the ball over the boundary; because of this rule, fielders near the boundary attempting to intercept the ball while running or diving flick the ball back in to the field of play rather than pick it up directly, because their momentum could carry them beyond the rope while holding the ball.
They return to the field to pick the ball up and throw it back to the bowler. A law change in 2010 declared that a fielder could not jump from behind the boundary and, while airborne, parry the ball back on to the field. A boundary is the scoring of four or six runs from a single delivery with the ball reaching or crossing the boundary of the playing field. There is an erroneous use of the term boundary as a synonym for a "four". For example, sometimes commentators say such as "There were seven boundaries and three sixes in the innings." The correct terminology would be "There were ten boundaries in the innings of which seven were fours and three were sixes." Four runs are scored if the ball bounces before touching or going over the edge of the field and six runs if it does not bounce before passing over the boundary in the air. These events are known as a four or a six respectively; when this happens the runs are automatically added to the batsman's and his team's score and the ball becomes dead.
If the ball did not touch the bat or a hand holding the bat, four runs are scored as the relevant type of extra instead. Prior to 1910, six runs were only awarded for hits out of the ground. Four runs can be scored by hitting the ball into the outfield and running between the wickets. Four runs scored in this way is referred to as an "all run four" and is not counted as a boundary. Four runs are scored as overthrows if a fielder gathers the ball and throws it so that no other fielder can gather it before it reaches the boundary. In this case, the batsman who hit the ball scores however many runs the batsmen had run up to that time, plus four additional runs, it is counted as a boundary. If the ball has not come off the bat or hand holding the bat the runs are classified as'extras' and are added to the team's score but not to the score of any individual batsman; the scoring of a four or six by a good aggressive shot displays a certain amount of mastery by the batsman over the bowler, is greeted by applause from the spectators.
Fours resulting from an edged stroke, or from a shot that did not come off as the batsman intended, are considered bad luck to the bowler. As a batsman plays himself in and becomes more confident as his innings progresses, the proportion of his runs scored in boundaries rises. An average first-class match sees between 50 and 150 boundary fours. Sixes are less common, fewer than 10 will be scored in the course of a match; the record for most sixes in a Test match innings is 12, achieved by Pakistani all-rounder Wasim Akram during an innings of 257 not out against Zimbabwe in October 1996 at Sheikhupura. The One Day International record for most sixes hit in an innings is held by Rohit Sharma who hit 16 sixes against Australia in Bengaluru on 2 November 2013 in his innings of 209 off 158 balls. Brendon McCullum holds the record for most sixes in a Test career with 107. Shahid Afridi holds the record for most sixes in an ODI career; the record for the most sixes in a Test match is 27, which occurred during a 2006 Test match between Pakistan and India at the Iqbal Stadium in Faisalabad.
In their first innings, Pakistan hit. India hit nine in their first innings. Pakistan hit seven more sixes in their second innings; the record for most sixes in a One Day International is 38, achieved in a match between India and Australia at M Chinnaswamy Stadium on 2 November 2013. India and Australia hit 19 sixes each; the equivalent record in Twenty20 Internationals was set on the AMI Stadium, 24 sixes were hit during the Twenty20 International match between India and New Zealand on 25 February 2009. In 2012, during the First Test against Bangladesh in Dhaka, West Indies cricketer Chris Gayle became the first player to hit a six off the first ball in a Test cricket match. On 31 August 1968, Garfield Sobers became the first man to hit six sixes off a single six-ball over in first-class cricket; the over was bowled by Malcolm Nash in Nottinghamshire's first innings against Glamorgan at St Helen's in Swansea. Nash was a seam bowler but decided to try his arm at spin bowling; this achievement was caught on film.
On 10 January 1985, Ravi Shastri equaled Garry Sobers's record of hitting six sixes in an over in first class cricket. On 19 September 2007, during a match between England and India in the inaugural T20 World Cup, Yuvraj Singh became the first Indian ba
Brian Charles Lara, is a Trinidadian former international cricketer acknowledged as one of the greatest batsmen of all time. He topped the Test batting rankings on several occasions and holds several cricketing records, including the record for the highest individual score in first-class cricket, with 501 not out for Warwickshire against Durham at Edgbaston in 1994, the only quintuple hundred in first-class cricket history. Lara holds the record for the highest individual score in a Test innings after scoring 400 not out against England at Antigua in 2004. Lara shares the test record of scoring the highest number of runs in a single over in a Test match, when he scored 28 runs off an over by Robin Peterson of South Africa in 2003. Lara's match-winning performance of 153 not out against Australia in Bridgetown, Barbados in 1999 has been rated by Wisden as the second best batting performance in the history of Test cricket, next only to the 270 runs scored by Sir Donald Bradman in The Ashes Test match of 1937.
Muttiah Muralitharan, rated as the greatest Test match bowler by Wisden Cricketers' Almanack, the highest wicket-taker in both Test cricket and in One Day Internationals, has hailed Lara as his toughest opponent among all batsmen in the world. Lara was awarded the Wisden Leading Cricketer in the World awards in 1994 and 1995 and is one of only three cricketers to receive the prestigious BBC Overseas Sports Personality of the Year, the other two being Sir Garfield Sobers and Shane Warne. Brian Lara was appointed honorary member of the Order of Australia on 27 November 2009. On 14 September 2012 he was inducted to the ICC's Hall of Fame at the awards ceremony held in Colombo, Sri Lanka as a 2012–13 season inductee along with Australians Glenn McGrath and former England women all-rounder Enid Bakewell. In 2013, Lara received Honorary Life Membership of the MCC becoming the 31st West Indian to receive the honor. Brian Lara is popularly nicknamed as "The Prince of Port of Spain" or "The Prince".
He has the dubious distinction of playing in the second highest number of test matches in which his team was on the losing side, just behind Shivnarine Chanderpaul. Brian was one of his eleven siblings, his father Bunty and one of his older sisters Agnes Cyrus enrolled him in the local Harvard Coaching Clinic at the age of six for weekly coaching sessions on Sundays. As a result, Lara had a early education in correct batting technique. Lara's first school was St. Joseph's Roman Catholic primary, he went to San Juan Secondary School, located on Moreau Road, Lower Santa Cruz. A year at fourteen years old, he moved on to Fatima College where he started his development as a promising young player under cricket coach Mr. Harry Ramdass. Aged 14, he amassed 745 runs in the schoolboys' league, with an average of 126.16 per innings, which earned him selection for the Trinidad national under-16 team. When he was 15 years old, he played in his first West Indian under-19 youth tournament and that same year, Lara represented West Indies in Under-19 cricket.
1987 was a breakthrough year for Lara, when in the West Indies Youth Championships he scored 498 runs breaking the record of 480 by Carl Hooper set the previous year. He captained the tournament-winning Trinidad and Tobago, who profited from a match-winning 116 from Lara. In January 1988, Lara made his first-class debut for Trinidad and Tobago in the Red Stripe Cup against Leeward Islands. In his second first-class match he made 92 against a Barbados attack containing Joel Garner and Malcolm Marshall, two greats of West Indies teams. In the same year, he captained the West Indies team in Australia for the Bicentennial Youth World Cup where the West Indies reached the semi-finals; that year, his innings of 182 as captain of the West Indies Under-23s against the touring Indian team further elevated his reputation. His first selection for the full West Indies team followed in due course, but coincided with the death of his father and Lara withdrew from the team. In 1989, he captained a West Indies B Team in Zimbabwe and scored 145.
In 1990, at the age of 20, Lara became Trinidad and Tobago's youngest-ever captain, leading them that season to victory in the one-day Geddes Grant Shield. It was in 1990 that he made his belated Test debut for West Indies against Pakistan, scoring 44 and 5, he had made his ODI debut a month earlier against Pakistan, scoring 11. In January 1993, Lara scored Australia in Sydney. This, his maiden Test century in his fifth Test, was the turning point of the series as West Indies won the final two Tests to win the series 2–1. Lara went on to name his daughter Sydney after scoring 277 at SCG. Lara holds several world records for high scoring, he has the highest individual score in both first-class Test cricket. Lara amassed his world record 501 in 474 minutes off only 427 balls, he hit 308 in boundaries. His partners were Trevor Penney, Paul Smith and Keith Piper. Earlier in that season Lara scored six centuries in seven innings while playing for Warwickshire, he is the only man to have reclaimed the Test record score, having scored 375 against England in 1994, a record that stood until Matthew Hayden's 380 against Zimbabwe in 2003.
His 400 not out made him the second player to score two Test triple-centuries, the second to score two first-class quadruple-centuries. He has scored nine double centuries in Test cricket, third after Bradman's twelve and Kumar Sang
Cricket is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of eleven players on a field at the centre of, a 20-metre pitch with a wicket at each end, each comprising two bails balanced on three stumps. The batting side scores runs by striking the ball bowled at the wicket with the bat, while the bowling and fielding side tries to prevent this and dismiss each player. Means of dismissal include being bowled, when the ball hits the stumps and dislodges the bails, by the fielding side catching the ball after it is hit by the bat, but before it hits the ground; when ten players have been dismissed, the innings ends and the teams swap roles. The game is adjudicated by two umpires, aided by a third umpire and match referee in international matches, they communicate with two off-field scorers. There are various formats ranging from Twenty20, played over a few hours with each team batting for a single innings of 20 overs, to Test matches, played over five days with unlimited overs and the teams each batting for two innings of unlimited length.
Traditionally cricketers play in all-white kit, but in limited overs cricket they wear club or team colours. In addition to the basic kit, some players wear protective gear to prevent injury caused by the ball, a hard, solid spheroid made of compressed leather with a raised sewn seam enclosing a cork core, layered with wound string. Cricket's origins are uncertain and the earliest definite reference is in south-east England in the middle of the 16th century, it spread globally with the expansion of the British Empire, leading to the first international matches in the second half of the 19th century. The game's governing body is the International Cricket Council, which has over 100 members, twelve of which are full members who play Test matches; the game's rules are held in a code called the Laws of Cricket, owned and maintained by Marylebone Cricket Club in London. The sport is followed in the Indian subcontinent, the United Kingdom, southern Africa and the West Indies, its globalisation occurring during the expansion of the British Empire and remaining popular into the 21st century.
Women's cricket, organised and played separately, has achieved international standard. The most successful side playing international cricket is Australia, having won seven One Day International trophies, including five World Cups, more than any other country, having been the top-rated Test side more than any other country. Cricket is one of many games in the "club ball" sphere that involve hitting a ball with a hand-held implement. In cricket's case, a key difference is the existence of a solid target structure, the wicket, that the batsman must defend; the cricket historian Harry Altham identified three "groups" of "club ball" games: the "hockey group", in which the ball is driven to and fro between two targets. It is believed that cricket originated as a children's game in the south-eastern counties of England, sometime during the medieval period. Although there are claims for prior dates, the earliest definite reference to cricket being played comes from evidence given at a court case in Guildford on Monday, 17 January 1597.
The case concerned ownership of a certain plot of land and the court heard the testimony of a 59-year-old coroner, John Derrick, who gave witness that: "Being a scholler in the ffree schoole of Guldeford hee and diverse of his fellows did runne and play there at creckett and other plaies". Given Derrick's age, it was about half a century earlier when he was at school and so it is certain that cricket was being played c. 1550 by boys in Surrey. The view that it was a children's game is reinforced by Randle Cotgrave's 1611 English-French dictionary in which he defined the noun "crosse" as "the crooked staff wherewith boys play at cricket" and the verb form "crosser" as "to play at cricket". One possible source for the sport's name is the Old English word "cryce" meaning a staff. In Samuel Johnson's Dictionary, he derived cricket from "cryce, Saxon, a stick". In Old French, the word "criquet" seems to have meant a kind of stick. Given the strong medieval trade connections between south-east England and the County of Flanders when the latter belonged to the Duchy of Burgundy, the name may have been derived from the Middle Dutch "krick", meaning a stick.
Another possible source is the Middle Dutch word "krickstoel", meaning a long low stool used for kneeling in church and which resembled the long low wicket with two stumps used in early cricket. According to Heiner Gillmeister, a European language expert of Bonn University, "cricket" derives from the Middle Dutch phrase for hockey, met de sen. Gillmeister has suggested that not only the name but the sport itself may be of Flemish origin. Although the main object of the game has always been to score the most runs, the early form of cricket differed from the modern game in certain key technical aspects; the ball was bowled underarm by the bowler and all along the ground towards a batsman armed with a bat that, in shape, resembled a hockey stick.
Matthew Lawrence Hayden AM is an Australian cricket commentator and former cricketer. His career spanned fifteen years. Hayden was a powerful and aggressive left-handed opening batsman, known for his ability to score at both Test and one day levels. Hayden holds the record for the highest score made by an Australian batsman in Tests, his innings of 201 against India in Chennai remains the 2nd highest score by an Australian in India. He formed one of the most prolific opening partnerships in world Test cricket for Australia with Justin Langer, in ODI cricket with Adam Gilchrist. Upon his retirement, in January 2009, Hayden's Test average was 50.7. Hayden holds the record for the highest individual test score by an opening batsman in test history. Hayden retired from all forms of cricket in September 2012. In 2017, Hayden was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame. In 2000, Hayden's boat capsized near North Stradbroke Island. Hayden subsequently appeared in a campaign promoting marine safety.
In his spare time, Hayden is a keen cook and prepared meals for his teammates while on tour. A collection of his recipes was published in Australia in 2004 as The Matthew Hayden Cookbook. A second book, The Matthew Hayden Cookbook 2, was published in 2006. Prior to using a Mongoose, Hayden used a Gray-Nicolls bat with a fluorescent pink grip, to highlight and support research into a cure for breast cancer; this is at least in part inspired by his teammate Glenn McGrath's wife. He is married to Kellie Hayden, they have a daughter named Grace, two sons named Joshua and Thomas Joseph. Hayden is a devout Roman Catholic and said, "When I’m in trouble, I ask: ‘What would Christ do?'" He routinely crossed himself on the field after reaching a century. He is patron of Parent Project Australia, a charity fighting for a cure for duchenne muscular dystrophy. Hayden was an Ambassador for World Youth Day 2008. Hayden was awarded the Australian Sports Medal on 14 July 2000. In 2009, as part of the Q150 celebrations, Matthew Hayden was announced as one of the Q150 Icons of Queensland for his role as a "sports legend".
On 26 January 2010 he was appointed a Member of the Order of Australia for service to cricket, to the community through support for a range of health and charitable organisations. Hayden is an Ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation The Australian version of The Lifestyle Channel began screening Matthew Hayden's Home Ground in June 2010. Hayden played Sheffield Shield cricket for Queensland, playing 101 matches, scoring 8831 runs at an average of 54.85. He played in the English County Championship, first with Hampshire in 1997 and prominently as captain of Northamptonshire in 1999–2000. Hayden's first-class career yielded 24,603 runs at an average of 52.57. Matthew Hayden played for the Chennai Super Kings in the inaugural Indian Premier League in April 2008, contracted for $375,000. Hayden became one of the foremost players in the league, in 2009 won the Orange Cap as the season's highest run-scorer, with 572. In 2011–12, Hayden resigned from his positions on the Queensland and Australian cricket boards to take part for the Brisbane Heat in Australia's Big Bash League.
On 11 March 2010, Hayden announced his intention to use the Mongoose Cricket Bat, a bat specially tailored to the needs of Twenty20 cricket, during the 2010 IPL. Reactions to the bat were mixed. Stuart Law said that he would think'twice' before using the Mongoose, while MS Dhoni said in his column that he believed in Hayden's ability'no matter what means he uses'. After a quiet start to the third edition of the IPL, Hayden made a blistering 93 off 43 deliveries to kickstart his campaign. Hayden and Michael Slater were both picked for the 1993 tour of England, but Slater performed better in the tour games, secured the opening position alongside vice-captain Mark Taylor for the next few years. Hayden played a single test in the 4–8 March 1994 Test Match against South Africa in Johannesburg, scoring 15 and 5, filling in for an injured Taylor, his next Test selection was in the 1996–97 season, with three tests each against the West Indies and South Africa. He averaged only 24.1 over the six tests, including four ducks.
He was dropped from the team, as the selectors favoured other openers Taylor and Matthew Elliott later Slater and Greg Blewett, for the next few years. At the time, he was compared to Graeme Hick, a fine domestic performer but not quite good enough to make it at the highest level. During these years, Hayden was a prolific batsman for the Queensland first-class cricket team. Weight of domestic cricket runs, persistence, resulted in a resurrection of his international career for the 1999–2000 tour of New Zealand and the following 2000-01 summer against the West Indies, his results in those series were unconvincing. On that tour of India, Hayden scored 549 runs, an Australian record for a three-Test series, at an average of 109.80. Before the 2001 India tour, Hayden averaged 24.36 with one century. After that, he was an automatic selection for the Test side, he scored over 1,000 Test runs in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, the first man to achieve the feat five times. He was
Moeen Munir Ali is an English international cricketer. A batting all-rounder, he is a left-handed batsman and right-arm off-spinner, who played county cricket for Warwickshire before moving to Worcestershire after the 2006 season; as of 2017, Ali represents England in all formats of the game. He won Warwickshire's NBC Denis Compton Award in both 2004 and 2005 and Worcestershire's NBC Denis Compton Award in 2009, his off-spin is marked by a spun off-break and a well-concealed arm ball. He was named one of the Cricketers of the Year in the 2015 Wisden Cricketers' Almanack. Ali is a Muslim, of Pakistani descent, was born in Birmingham, he belongs to the Mirpuri community. Ali's grandmother was Betty Cox, White British making him mixed-race, he can understand Punjabi. He became known fondly as "the beard" at New Road. Ali's father worked as a taxi driver, as a psychiatric nurse, he grew up on the same street as fellow cricketers Kabir Ali, Naqaash Tahir, Rawait Khan. His brothers Kadeer and Omar are cricketers.
Ali signed for Warwickshire aged just 15, hitting a half-century for the county's Second XI a few days before his 16th birthday. After more games at this level in 2004, a first outing for England Under-19s against their Bangladeshi counterparts he spent the succeeding winter playing for the Under-19s on their tour of India. 2005 saw. He impressed with the bat, making 57 not out in his only innings, sent down two overs for 15 runs. Playing that summer against Sri Lankan Under-19s, he starred in the final "Test" by making 52 not out and 100 not out and claiming seven wickets, he was selected for the 2006 Under-19 Cricket World Cup, held in Sri Lanka, was promoted to captain by coach Andy Pick. He made three half-centuries in the tournament, took seven wickets. Ali received additional opportunities for his county in 2006; the first of these came against Derbyshire, where he dismissed Steffan Jones to claim his maiden first-team wicket. He took his first wickets in first-class cricket, his first three victims were all Test players: Stuart Law, Dominic Cork and Dave Mohammed.
With the bat he scored 68 on his County Championship debut against Nottinghamshire equalled that score against Durham. Ali's opportunities were somewhat limited and Alex Loudon took his place in the side. In July 2006, with the expiry of his Warwickshire contract only months away, Ali brushed off rumours of a move to Worcestershire, saying "I don't know anything about it", but in September it was announced that Ali would indeed be leaving to join that county; the player himself said that he had been impressed by Worcestershire and felt it gave him the best prospects of furthering his career. He made his debut for Worcestershire in their ten-wicket win over Loughborough UCCE on 25 April 2007. Ali's highest first-class score of 250, scored against Glamorgan at New Road, featured a partnership of 219 with Matt Pardoe. At the end of the 2010 season Worcestershire secured promotion to the first division of the County Championship. After he was overlooked by the England Lions and England Performance Programme at the end of the 2010 English season, Moeen opted to play club cricket in Bangladesh at the suggestion of Bangladesh all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan.
Shakib played for Worcestershire as their overseas player in 2010 and the link with the club led to Moeen representing Mohammedan Sporting Club in the Ispahani Premier Division. During the 2011 season, Moeen spent three weeks as Worcestershire's acting captain while the usual club captain, Daryl Mitchell, was injured. Though he had captained England Under-19s, it was the first time; as he was inexperienced, Moeen approached senior players Vikram Ben Scott for advice. Pakistan off-spinner Saeed Ajmal was Worcestershire's overseas player for a short time in 2011 and while at the club he encouraged Moeen to try bowling the doosra. Moeen had to wait until July before registering his first century of the season, his first since September the previous year, his innings of 158 runs from 244 balls against Somerset was in vain as Worcestershire succumbed to an innings defeat. The following month Moeen twice scored a century in the Clydesdale Bank 40 only for Worcestershire to lose, against Sussex and the Netherlands.
In the first match against Sussex he passed his previous best score of 136 in List A cricket, scoring 158 runs from 92 balls. In Worcestershire's first season back in the first division, Moeen scored 930 runs in the County Championship, making him the club's second-highest run scorer in the competition behind Solanki. Moeen scored a single century. On the back of his performances for Worcestershire, Moeen was included in the 13-man England Development squad which trained in late 2011. In February 2012, before the start of the English season, Worcestershire's director of cricket Steve Rhodes commented that Ali's doosra was "not too difficult to pick at the moment but he's learning a few tricks and he's got other things up his sleeve. It's a work in progress". After the departure of former England international Vikram Solanki at the end of the 2012 season Ali was handed a new 5-year contract. After performing well, including five consecutive 50s, Ali was called up to the England Lions where he scored 61 runs against Australia with many calling for him to be selected for the full side.
Moeen averaged 62 in Division 2, totalling 1375 runs altogether – the highest of any batsmen in first-class cricket and finished with 4 centuries and 8 fif