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Australian cricket legend Dean Jones passes away


Syed Umarullah HussainiWeb Editor

24th Sep, 2020. 03:23 pm
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Former Australian cricket legend and Head Coach Karachi Kings Dean Jones has died of a massive heart attack.

According to the details,  Former Australian cricket legend Dean Jones has died of a massive heart attack. He was 59.

Dean Jones has been an active cricket analyst and was signed up to do commentary on the Indian Premier League 2020 now underway in UAE.

Dean Jones was born in Melbourne. He played 52 Test matches scoring 3631 runs at an average of 46.55.

With a 216 as his best score, Jones scored 11 centuries and was an important member of Allan Border’s team.

Jones also played 164 ODIs and scored 6068 runs with the help of seven centuries and 46 fifties.

Jones was one of the first Australian batsmen cut out for the limited-overs game and he was quite successful at it.

Domestic Cricket

Jones began his first-class career in the 1981–82 season with Victoria in the Sheffield Shield. Jones also played for Durham and Derbyshire in the English County Championship.

He left Derbyshire in mid-season and also had run-ins with authority and teammates in his home state of Victoria.

During his career, he scored 19,188 runs in first-class matches, including 55 centuries and 88 half-centuries and a highest score of 324 not out, at an average of 51.85.

International Cricket

Jones was selected on the 1984 tour of the West Indies after Graham Yallop had to pull out due to injury

Between 1984 and 1992, Jones played 52 Test matches for Australia, scoring 3,631 runs, including 11 centuries, at an average of 46.55.

He was recognized for his efforts by being named as one of the Cricketers of the Year in the 1990 edition of Wisden Almanack.

He was controversially dropped from the test team at the start of the 1992–93 season, despite having topped the averages in the previous Test series, against Sri Lanka.

Jones stayed in the one-day team a little longer: he was omitted from the one-day team for the 1993 Ashes tour but managed to force his way back into the team for one last stint during the 1993–94 season, before being dropped for what would be the final time.