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Australian cricket team in 2008

 

Australian cricket team in 2008

This article contains information, results and statistics regarding the Australian national cricket team in the 2008 season. Statisticians class the 2008 season as matches played on tours that started between May 2008 and August 2008.

Contents

  • Player contracts 1
  • Match summary 2
  • Tour of West Indies 3
    • Tour matches 3.1
      • Tour Match: 16–18 May, Trelawny 3.1.1
      • Tour Match: 21 June, Bridgetown 3.1.2
    • Test series 3.2
      • First Test: 22–26 May, Kingston 3.2.1
      • Second Test: 30 May-3 June, North Sound 3.2.2
      • Third Test: 12–16 June, Bridgetown 3.2.3
    • Twenty20 International 3.3
      • Only Twenty20 International: 20 June, Bridgetown 3.3.1
    • One Day International series 3.4
      • First ODI: 24 June, Kingstown 3.4.1
      • Second ODI: 27 June, St George's 3.4.2
      • Third ODI: 29 June, St George's 3.4.3
      • Fourth ODI: 4 July, Basseterre 3.4.4
      • Fifth ODI: 6 July, Basseterre 3.4.5
  • Bangladesh in Australia 4
    • Practice matches 4.1
      • Practice match: 28 August, Darwin 4.1.1
    • One Day International series 4.2
      • First ODI: 30 August, Darwin 4.2.1
      • Second ODI: 3 September, Darwin 4.2.2
      • Third ODI: 6 September, Darwin 4.2.3
  • Statistics 5
    • Matches Played 5.1
    • Batting 5.2
      • Twenty20 Internationals 5.2.1
      • One Day Internationals 5.2.2
      • Tests 5.2.3
    • Bowling 5.3
      • Twenty20 Internationals 5.3.1
      • One Day Internationals 5.3.2
      • Tests 5.3.3
    • Catches 5.4
  • Important events 6
  • See also 7
  • References 8

Player contracts

The 2008–09 list was announced on 9 April 2008.[1] Note that uncontracted players still are available for selection for the national cricket team.

Player Age as at
20 January 2016
State Test cap ODI cap ODI shirt
Ricky Ponting (captain) 41 years, 32 days TAS 366 123 14
Michael Clarke (vice-captain) 34 years, 293 days NSW 389 149 23
Doug Bollinger 34 years, 180 days NSW 18
Nathan Bracken 38 years, 130 days NSW 387 142 59
Beau Casson 33 years, 44 days NSW 401 15
Stuart Clark 40 years, 114 days NSW 396 153 8
Brad Haddin 38 years, 89 days NSW 400 144 57
Matthew Hayden 44 years, 83 days QLD 359 111 28
Ben Hilfenhaus 32 years, 311 days TAS 161 29
Brad Hodge 41 years, 22 days VIC 394 154 17
James Hopes 37 years, 88 days QLD 151 39
David Hussey 38 years, 189 days VIC 29
Michael Hussey 40 years, 238 days WA 393 150 48
Phil Jaques 36 years, 262 days NSW 395 158 5
Mitchell Johnson 34 years, 79 days QLD 398 156 25
Simon Katich 40 years, 152 days NSW 384 143 13
Brett Lee 39 years, 73 days NSW 383 140 58
Shaun Marsh 32 years, 195 days WA 9
Ashley Noffke 38 years, 265 days QLD 164 22
Andrew Symonds 40 years, 225 days QLD 388 139 63
Shaun Tait 32 years, 332 days SA 392 162 32
Adam Voges 36 years, 108 days WA 163 24
Shane Watson 34 years, 217 days QLD 391 148 33
Cameron White 32 years, 155 days VIC 402 152 7

Match summary

Format P W L D T NR
Twenty20 International 3 2 1
One Day International 8 8
Tests 3 2 - 1
Total 12 10 1 1 - -

M = Matches Played, W = Won, L = Lost, D = Drawn, T = Tied, NR = No Result

Series Summary

Tour of West Indies

Australia's tour of the West Indies commenced on 16 May with a tour match against a Jamaica Select XI in Trelawny and will conclude on 6 July with a One Day International in Basseterre.

Tour matches

Tour Match: 16–18 May, Trelawny

16–18 May
14:00 UTC
Scorecard
Report
v
297 (69 overs)
Carlton Baugh 111* (112)
Xavier Marshall 30 (??)
Stuart MacGill 4/79 (21 overs)
396 (113.3 overs)
Simon Katich 97 (193)
Andrew Symonds 86 (104)
Donovan Sinclair 3/14 (6.3 overs)
194 (58.2 overs)
Carlton Baugh 36 (38)
Xavier Marshall 31 (59)
Simon Katich 4/15 (5.2 overs)
1/65 (13.3 overs)
Simon Katich 37* (49)
Ricky Ponting 20* (27)
Andre Russell 1/25 (7 overs)
Match Drawn
Trelawny Stadium, Jamaica
Umpires: Vivian Johnson & Norman Malcolm
Player of the match: Simon Katich

Tour Match: 21 June, Bridgetown

21 June
14:00 UTC
Scorecard
Report
Australia 
6/337 (50 overs)
v
UWI Vice Chancellor's XI
126 (33.1 overs)
Shane Watson 95 (85)
David Hussey 55 (??)
Kemar Roach 2/47 (8 overs)
Denesh Ramdin 43 (??)
Darren Sammy 12 (??)
Nathan Bracken 3/25 (8 overs)
 Australia won by 211 runs
Three Ws Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Umpires: Vincent Bullen & Anthony Farrell
Player of the match: Shane Watson

Test series

First Test: 22–26 May, Kingston

Australian XI: Phil Jaques, Simon Katich, Ricky Ponting (c), Michael Hussey, Brad Hodge, Andrew Symonds, Brad Haddin (wk), Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson, Stuart Clark, Stuart MacGill

22–26 May
15:00 UTC
Scorecard
Report
v
431 (126.5 overs)
Ricky Ponting 158 (224)
Andrew Symonds 70* (115)
Fidel Edwards 5/104 (26.5 overs)
312 (106 overs)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 118 (276)
Runako Morton 67 (135)
Stuart Clark 3/59 (19 overs)
167 (56.5 overs)
Andrew Symonds 79 (118)
Brad Hodge 27 (53)
Dwayne Bravo 4/47 (18.5 overs)
191 (67 overs)
Denesh Ramdin 36 (61)
Darren Sammy 35 (80)
Stuart Clark 5/32 (20 overs)
 Australia won by 95 runs
Sabina Park, Kingston, Jamaica
Umpires: Aleem Dar & Russell Tiffin
Player of the match: Stuart Clark
  • Australia led the series 1–0

Test debut: Brad Haddin

Second Test: 30 May-3 June, North Sound

Australian XI: Phil Jaques, Simon Katich, Ricky Ponting (c), Michael Hussey, Michael Clarke, Andrew Symonds, Brad Haddin (wk), Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson, Stuart Clark, Stuart MacGill

30 May – 3 June
14:00 UTC
Scorecard
Report
v
7/479 dec. (136 overs)
Simon Katich 113 (248)
Michael Clarke 110 (187)
Jerome Taylor 3/95 (27 overs)
352 (107 overs)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 107* (236)
Ramnaresh Sarwan 65 (146)
Brett Lee 5/59 (21 overs)
6/244 dec. (61.5 overs)
Phil Jaques 76 (136)
Andrew Symonds 43* (53)
Fidel Edwards 2/28 (7.5 overs)
5/266 (93 overs)
Ramnaresh Sarwan 128 (241)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 77* (180)
Brett Lee 3/51 (21 overs)
  • Australia led the series 1–0

Third Test: 12–16 June, Bridgetown

Australian XI: Phil Jaques, Simon Katich, Ricky Ponting (c), Michael Hussey, Michael Clarke, Andrew Symonds, Brad Haddin (wk), Beau Casson, Brett Lee, Mitchell Johnson, Stuart Clark

12–16 June
14:00 UTC
Scorecard
Report
v
251 (68 overs)
Andrew Symonds 52 (84)
Simon Katich 36 (72)
Jerome Taylor 3/46 (12 overs)
216 (58.5 overs)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 79* (142)
Xavier Marshall 39 (61)
Mitchell Johnson 4/41 (11.5 overs)
5/439 dec. (145 overs)
Simon Katich 157 (332)
Phil Jaques 108 (224)
Sulieman Benn 3/154 (47 overs)
387 (105.4 overs)
Xavier Marshall 85 (146)
Dwayne Bravo 69 (133)
Stuart Clark 3/58 (24 overs)
 Australia won by 87 runs
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Umpires: Mark Benson & Aleem Dar
Player of the match: Simon Katich
  • Australia won the series 2–0 and retained the Frank Worrell Trophy

Test debut: Beau Casson

Man of the Series: Shivnarine Chanderpaul

Twenty20 International

Only Twenty20 International: 20 June, Bridgetown

20 June
18:00 UTC
Scorecard
Report
Australia 
3/97 (11 overs)
v
 West Indies
3/102 (9.1 overs)
Luke Ronchi 36 (22)
Shaun Marsh 29 (22)
Kemar Roach 2/29 (3 overs)
Xavier Marshall 36 (15)
Dwayne Bravo 28 (15)
Shane Watson 1/17 (2.1 overs)
 West Indies won by 7 wickets
Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados
Umpires: Billy Doctrove & Clyde Duncan
Player of the match: Xavier Marshall

Twenty20 International debuts: Shaun Marsh, Luke Ronchi

One Day International series

First ODI: 24 June, Kingstown

24 June
13:30 UTC
Scorecard
Report
Australia 
8/273 (50 overs)
v
 West Indies
189 (39.5 overs)
Shaun Marsh 81 (97)
Brad Haddin 50 (52)
Darren Sammy 2/31 (7 overs)
Darren Sammy 33 (35)
Dwayne Bravo 33 (37)
Nathan Bracken 4/31 (5.5 overs)
  • Australia led the series 1–0

One Day International debut: Shaun Marsh

Second ODI: 27 June, St George's

27 June
13:30 UTC
Scorecard
Report
Australia 
5/213 (50 overs)
v
 West Indies
8/140 (41 overs)
Michael Hussey 62 (105)
Michael Clarke 56 (98)
Jerome Taylor 2/47 (10 overs)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 45* (77)
Sulieman Benn 23* (26)
Michael Clarke 3/26 (6 overs)
 Australia won by 63 runs (D/L method)
Asad Rauf & Norman Malcolm
Player of the match: Michael Clarke
  • Australia led the series 2–0

One Day International debut: Luke Ronchi

Third ODI: 29 June, St George's

29 June
13:30 UTC
Scorecard
Report
West Indies 
223 (48 overs)
v
 Australia
3/227 (40.3 overs)
Chris Gayle 53 (54)
Xavier Marshall 35 (65)
Nathan Bracken 3/26 (9 overs)
Shane Watson 126 (122)
Ricky Ponting 69 (83)
Darren Sammy 1/20 (4 overs)
 Australia won by 7 wickets
Asad Rauf & Norman Malcolm
Player of the match: Shane Watson
  • Australia led the series 3–0

Fourth ODI: 4 July, Basseterre

4 July
13:30 UTC
Scorecard
Report
Australia 
8/282 (50 overs)
v
 West Indies
6/281 (50 overs)
Andrew Symonds 87 (78)
David Hussey 50 (51)
Fidel Edwards 2/53 (10 overs)
Chris Gayle 92 (92)
Ramnaresh Sarwan 63 (79)
Brett Lee 3/64 (10 overs)
  • Australia led the series 4–0

One Day International debut: David Hussey

Fifth ODI: 6 July, Basseterre

6 July
13:30 UTC
Scorecard
Report
Australia 
8/341 (50 overs)
v
 West Indies
172 (39.5 overs)
Andrew Symonds 66 (80)
Luke Ronchi 64 (28)
Ramnaresh Sarwan 3/57 (9 overs)
Shawn Findlay 59 (74)
Shivnarine Chanderpaul 38 (49)
Mitchell Johnson 5/29 (7.5 overs)
 Australia won by 169 runs
Warner Park, Basseterre, Saint Kitts and Nevis
Umpires: Asad Rauf & Steve Bucknor
Player of the match: Luke Ronchi
  • Australia won the series 5–0

Man of the Series: Shane Watson

Bangladesh in Australia

Bangladesh will travel to Australia for a 3 match One Day International series at the end of August.

Practice matches

Practice match: 28 August, Darwin

28 August
Scorecard
Report
Australia 
177 (49.4 overs)
v
AIS
123 (33.5 overs)
Michael Hussey 69 (95)
Cameron White 31 (40)
Grant Sullivan 3/37 (8.4 overs)
Michael Hill 34 (67)
Moises Henriques 16 (19)
Mitchell Johnson 3/5 (4 overs)
 Australia won by 54 runs
TIO Stadium, Darwin
Umpires: Bruce Oxenford & Rod Tucker

One Day International series

First ODI: 30 August, Darwin

30 August
00:00 UTC
Scorecard
Report
Australia 
8/254 (50 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
74 (27.4 overs)
Michael Hussey 85 (87)
Shaun Marsh 76 (105)
Shahadat Hossain 3/42 (6 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 21 (31)
Raqibul Hasan 14 (50)
Cameron White 3/5 (1.4 overs)
 Australia won by 180 runs
TIO Stadium, Darwin
Umpires: Peter Parker & Amiesh Saheba
Player of the match: Michael Hussey
  • Australia led the series 1–0

One Day International debut: Brett Geeves

Second ODI: 3 September, Darwin

3 September
00:00 UTC
Scorecard
Report
Bangladesh 
117 (36.1 overs)
v
 Australia
2/118 (22.4 overs)
Dhiman Ghosh 30 (36)
Junaid Siddique 21 (44)
Mitchell Johnson 3/17 (6.1 overs)
Shaun Marsh 69 (81)
Shane Watson 29 (33)
Shakib Al Hasan 2/38 (6.4 overs)
 Australia won by 8 wickets
TIO Stadium, Darwin
Umpires: Bruce Oxenford & Amiesh Saheba
Player of the match: Shaun Marsh
  • Australia led the series 2–0

Third ODI: 6 September, Darwin

6 September
00:00 UTC
Scorecard
Report
Australia 
5/198 (50 overs)
v
 Bangladesh
125 (29.5 overs)
Michael Hussey 57 (72)
Shaun Marsh 30 (36)
Abdur Razzak 1/22 (10 overs)
Tamim Iqbal 63 (69)
Shakib Al Hasan 27 (29)
James Hopes 3/30 (5 overs)
 Australia won by 73 runs
TIO Stadium, Darwin
Umpires: Peter Parker & Amiesh Saheba
Player of the match: Tamim Iqbal
  • Australia won the series 3–0

Man of the Series: Michael Hussey

Statistics

Matches Played

The following is a table of statistics charting appearances by Australian cricketers in the 2008 season. The minimum requirement for inclusion is one match played. The players will be arranged in alphabetical order.

No. Player T20I ODI Test Total
15 Beau Casson - 1 1
8 Stuart Clark - 3 3
23 Michael Clarke 1 - 2 3
57 Brad Haddin - - 3 3
17 Brad Hodge - 1 1
39 James Hopes 1 - 1
29 David Hussey 1 - - 1
48 Michael Hussey 1 - 3 4
5 Phil Jaques - 3 3
25 Mitchell Johnson 1 3 4
13 Simon Katich - - 3 3
58 Brett Lee 1 - 3 4
45 Stuart MacGill - - 2 2
20 Shaun Marsh 1 - - 1
14 Ricky Ponting 1 - 3 4
34 Luke Ronchi 1 - - 1
63 Andrew Symonds - - 3 3
33 Shane Watson 1 - - 1
9 Cameron White 1 - - 1

Source: cricinfo.com

Batting

Twenty20 Internationals

The following is a table of statistics charting Australian batsmen in Twenty20 International cricket in the 2007–08 season. The minimum requirement for inclusion is one innings played. The players will be arranged by most runs scored.

Player Mts Inns NO BF Runs Avg S/R HS 50s 100s
Luke Ronchi 1 1 22 36 36.00 163.63 36 -
Shaun Marsh 1 1 22 29 29.00 131.81 29 -
Shane Watson 1 1 1 15 17 113.33 17* -
Cameron White 1 1 1 6 10 166.66 10* -
David Hussey 1 1 2 0 0.00 0.00 0 -

One Day Internationals

The following is a table of statistics charting Australian batsmen in One Day International cricket in the 2007–08 season. The minimum requirement for inclusion is one innings played. The players will be arranged by most runs scored.

Player Mts Inns NO BF Runs Avg S/R HS 50s 100s

Tests

The following is a table of statistics charting Australian batsmen in Test cricket in the 2008 season. The minimum requirement for inclusion is one innings played. The players will be arranged by most runs scored.

Player Mts Inns NO BF Runs Avg S/R HS 50s 100s
Ricky Ponting 3 6 - 495 323 53.83 65.25 158 1 1
Simon Katich 3 5 685 319 63.80 46.56 157 2
Andrew Symonds 3 6 2 398 264 66.00 66.33 79 3
Phil Jaques 3 6 470 245 40.83 52.12 108 1 1
Michael Clarke 2 4 1 321 168 56.00 52.33 110 1
Brad Haddin 3 6 1 327 151 30.20 46.17 45*
Michael Hussey 3 6 366 137 22.83 37.43 56 1
Brett Lee 3 5 2 178 103 34.33 57.86 63* 1
Brad Hodge 1 2 175 94 47.00 53.71 67 1
Mitchell Johnson 3 4 1 100 55 18.33 55.00 29*
Beau Casson 1 1 44 10 10.00 22.72 10
Stuart Clark 3 3 1 24 5 2.50 20.83 3
Stuart MacGill 2 2 13 2 1.00 15.38 2

Mts = Matches, Inns = Innings, NO = Not Outs, BF = Balls Faced, Avg = Batting Average, S/R = Batting Strike Rate, HS = Highest Score
Source: cricinfo.com

Bowling

Twenty20 Internationals

The following is a table of statistics charting Australian bowlers in Twenty20 International cricket in the 2008 season. The minimum requirement for inclusion is one ball bowled. The players will be arranged by most wickets taken.

Player Mts Wkts Runs Avg S/R Econ BBI BBM Ovrs 5WI 10WM
Shane Watson 1 1 17 17.00 13.0 7.84 1/17 2.1 -
Cameron White 1 0 8 8.00 1.0 -
James Hopes 1 0 14 7.00 2.0 -
Brett Lee 1 0 26 13.00 - 2.0 -
Mitchell Johnson 1 0 30 15.00 2.0 -

One Day Internationals

The following is a table of statistics charting Australian bowlers in One Day International cricket in the 2008 season. The minimum requirement for inclusion is one ball bowled. The players will be arranged by most wickets taken.

Player Mts Wkts Runs Avg S/R Econ BBI BBM Ovrs 5WI 10WM

Tests

The following is a table of statistics charting Australian bowlers in Test cricket in the 2008 season. The minimum requirement for inclusion is one ball bowled. The players will be arranged by most wickets taken.

Player Mts Wkts Runs Avg S/R Econ BBI BBM Ovrs 5WI 10WM
Brett Lee 3 18 427 23.72 44.2 3.21 5/59 8/110 132.4 1 -
Stuart Clark 3 13 251 19.30 50.7 2.28 5/32 8/91 110.0 1 -
Mitchell Johnson 3 10 347 34.70 62.9 3.31 4/41 5/113 104.5 - -
Stuart MacGill 2 5 325 65.00 91.2 4.27 2/43 4/143 76.0 - -
Michael Clarke 2 4 77 19.25 40.0 1.92 2/20 2/36 40.0 - -
Beau Casson 1 3 129 43.00 64.0 4.03 3/86 3/129 32.0 - -
Andrew Symonds 3 1 73 73.00 216.0 2.02 1/17 1/23 36.0 - -
Michael Hussey 2 0 14 2.33 6.0 - -

Mts = Matches, Wkts = Wickets, Runs = Runs scored off bowler, Avg = Bowling Average, S/R = Bowling Strike Rate, BBI = Best Bowling Innings, Econ = Economy Rate, BBM = Best Bowling Match, Ovrs = Overs Bowled, 5WI = 5 Wickets Innings, 10WM = 10 Wickets Match
Source: cricinfo.com

Catches

The following is a table of statistics charting catches taken by Australian fieldsmen in the 2008 season. The minimum requirement for inclusion is one catch. The players will be arranged in alphabetical order.

Player T20I ODI Test Total
Beau Casson - - 2 2
Stuart Clark - - 1 1
Michael Clarke - - 2 2
Brad Haddin - - 16 16
Michael Hussey - - 5 5
Phil Jaques - - 4 4
Mitchell Johnson 1 - 1 2
Simon Katich - - 3 3
Brett Lee - - 2 2
Ricky Ponting - - 1 1
Andrew Symonds - - 2 2

Wicketkeeper
Source: cricinfo.com

Important events

  • On 22 May wicketkeeper Brad Haddin became the 400th man to represent Australia in Test match cricket.[2]
  • On 30 May Australian captain Ricky Ponting became the seventh man to reach 10,000 Test match runs.[3]
  • On 1 June leg-spinner Stuart MacGill announced his retirement from international cricket effective at the end of the Second Test in Antigua, ending his ten-year international career.[4]
  • On 27 June Australian captain Ricky Ponting became the second Australian to reach 300 One Day Internationals.[5]
  • On 29 June fast bowler Brett Lee reached 300 One Day International wickets, dismissing Darren Sammy caught and bowled.[6] This made him the fastest to 300 wickets in One Day International history.[7]
  • All-rounder Andrew Symonds was axed from Australia's squad to play Bangladesh after missing a team meeting to go fishing.[8]

See also

References

  1. ^ Bollinger and Marsh receive contracts Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 April 2008
  2. ^ Understudy Haddin becomes main man Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 June 2008
  3. ^ Ponting scores 10,000th Test run Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 June 2008
  4. ^ MacGill decides on hasty retirement Cricinfo. Retrieved 9 June 2008
  5. ^ Ponting to notch up 300 ODIs Cricinfo. Retrieved 1 July 2008
  6. ^ Australia in West Indies ODI Series – 3rd ODI Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 July 2008
  7. ^ Lee as good as Windies greats – Richards Cricinfo. Retrieved 23 July 2008
  8. ^ Symonds axed from Aussie squad Fox Sports. Retrieved 30 August 2008
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