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Michael Bevan

Bevan is widely considered the best one-day batsman in the world.

india Updated: Jan 30, 2003 00:17 IST

 Date of Birth: 8 May 1970, Belconnen
 Test Debut: Against Pakistan at Karachi in 1994/95
 ODI Debut: Against Sri Lanka at Sharjah in 1993/94
 Bats: Left Hand Bat
 Bowls: Slow Left Arm Chinaman

His uncanny ability of being able to find gaps and place the ball to perfection has earned Bevan the reputation of the best one-day batsman in the world, and certainly one of the best the world has ever seen.

Admittedly his average benefits from a high proportion of not out innings due to his position in the order, but the accolade is apt.

His Test career has stalled due to a perceived weakness against short-pitched bowling, but in the abridged version of the game Bevan is a master.

He works the angles off the bat finding space in an otherwise flooded field and his running between the wickets is exceptional.

Bevan has a knack for finding a run from nowhere and turning ones into twos and twos into threes.

His fleet of foot is also a valuable asset in the field as is his ability to turn the ball to good effect when called on.


First Published: Jan 25, 2003 11:57 IST