Adam Bacher

Country: South Africa
Born: October 29, 1973, Johannesburg, Transvaal
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Opening Batter

Adam Bacher Bio

Adam Marc Bacher, a talented right-hand batsman from South Africa, carved out a name for himself as a forceful opener, particularly in limited-over matches. Born on January 23, 1977, he hails from a remarkable cricketing family, as the nephew of renowned cricket administrator Ali Bacher.

Bacher’s journey towards professional cricket began when he represented the South African Under-24 side on their tour to Sri Lanka during the 1995-96 season. A year later, he received his Test debut against an Australian side that came to visit South Africa. Initially struggling to find his footing, Bacher showcased hints of his true potential towards the end of the season with a resolute 96-run knock against the formidable Australian bowling attack at Centurion.

In the following year, during the 1997-98 season, Bacher proved himself once more, scoring two fifties in Pakistan, further solidifying his place on the national team. Notably, he narrowly missed out on a century, falling just four runs short with an agonizing 96 against Pakistan in Sheikhupura. Continuing his impressive form, he delivered remarkable performances during the tour of Australia later that summer, leaving a lasting impact on the cricketing fraternity.

However, despite his early promise, Bacher faced a slump in form during the subsequent tour of England, followed by a string of underwhelming displays against West Indies and Zimbabwe. These struggles resulted in Bacher spending nearly seven years on the fringes of the national team, battling to reclaim his place.

Surprisingly, Bacher’s domestic run-scoring exploits could no longer be ignored, and he received a surprise recall to the One-Day International (ODI) squad for the series against England in the 2004-05 season. Consequently, expectations ran high for his return to international cricket. Unfortunately, Bacher failed to live up to the expectations, as he faltered under the pressure and got dismissed by playing a poorly executed stroke. Subsequently, he was left out of the team once again.

Throughout his career, Bacher displayed a tenacious spirit and an attacking playing style that set him apart in the cricketing world. While he faced challenges and setbacks, his natural talent and temperament still shone through. Despite the end to his international career, Bacher left an indelible mark on the domestic circuit, where his ability to amass runs and play audacious strokes remained his strength.

Today, Adam Marc Bacher’s contributions to South African cricket are remembered with admiration and respect. While his international career was relatively short-lived, he continues to inspire young and upcoming cricketers with his attacking brand of cricket and unwavering determination.

Adam Bacher Career Stats

Adam Bacher Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 19 33 1 833 96 26.03 2058 40.47 0 5 108 3 11 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 13 13 0 270 56 20.76 469 57.56 0 1 26 0 4 0
FC 112 201 11 7283 210 38.33 - - 18 33 - - 99 0
List A 149 144 10 4808 158* 35.88 - - 8 29 - - 53 0
T20s 24 24 1 568 85 24.69 449 126.5 0 4 61 21 4 0

Adam Bacher Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 19 1 6 4 0 - - - 4 - 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 13 3 108 64 3 2/36 2/36 21.33 3.55 36 0 0 0
FC 112 - 1169 528 10 2/24 - 52.8 2.71 116.9 - 0 0
List A 149 - 2313 1691 56 3/20 3/20 30.19 4.38 41.3 0 0 0
T20s 24 23 381 511 21 3/14 3/14 24.33 8.04 18.1 0 0 0

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