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Simon Katich

Another elegant southpaw in the squad, Katich was fortunate to be given his second chance at Test level against Zimbabwe when Darren Lehmann was ruled out by injury.

india Updated: Sep 06, 2006 13:12 IST
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 Date of Birth: 21 August 1975, Middle Swan, Western Australia
 Test Debut: Against England at Leeds in 2001
 ODI Debut: Against Zimbabwe at Melbourne in 2000/01
 Bats: Left Hand Bat
 Bowls: Slow Left Arm Chinaman
 

Another elegant southpaw in the squad, Katich was fortunate to be given his second chance at Test level against Zimbabwe when Darren Lehmann was ruled out by injury.

Many people would have expected Martin Love to be called up, instead Katich got the nod because of the extra bowling option provided by him.

Katich is aware it is his batting which holds the key to his hopes of further chances at Test level, and a first-class average of 50 shows he has the necessary ability.

In 2004, he was part of the touring Australian side in India. Though overshadowed by the exploits of Michael Clarke, he nonetheless did good, the highlight being his 99 runs in the third Test at Nagpur.

First Published: Nov 27, 2003 13:11 IST