Brad Williams

Country: Australia
Born: November 20, 1974, Frankston, Victoria
Height: 1.83 m
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast
Playing role: Bowler

Brad Williams Bio

Brad Andrew Williams, born and raised in Victoria, Australia, is a former professional cricket player who left an indelible mark on the sport during his career. Known for his blistering pace and raw talent, Williams was touted as a potential star from a young age.

Williams burst onto the first-class scene at the tender age of 19 during the 1994-1995 season. Despite his lack of experience and slight build, his extraordinary pace set him apart from others and had many believing that he would quickly become an automatic selection for the national team. However, it was a move to Western Australia at the beginning of the 1999-2000 season that proved to be a turning point in his career.

With the Western Warriors, Williams found his stride and became a revitalized bowler. In his debut first-class season with the Warriors, he took an impressive 50 wickets, establishing himself as a force to be reckoned with. His outstanding performance caught the attention of the national selectors, leading to his inclusion in the Australian one-day squad in 2001-2002.

During his international career, Williams represented Australia in four Test matches against Zimbabwe, India, and Sri Lanka. He claimed a total of nine wickets in these matches and showcased his ability to consistently perform at the highest level. In his 25 one-day appearances for Australia, he took an impressive 35 wickets, including two five-wicket hauls.

Unfortunately, Williams began to face numerous injury setbacks following the 2001-2002 season. Back, shoulder, and knee problems plagued him, hindering his performance and causing him to miss several matches. Additionally, his relationship with the Western Warriors deteriorated during the 2004 season when he was suspended for the remainder of the campaign. This suspension came after Williams refused to play in the ING Cup following his omission from the Pura Cup side.

In light of these challenges, Williams made the decision to move to Queensland’s Gold Coast and pursue a career outside of cricket. He found work as a house painter, beginning a new chapter in his life away from the game.

While his cricketing career may have been cut short due to various setbacks, Brad Williams will always be remembered for his sheer pace and talent on the field. His contributions to Australian cricket, both at the domestic and international levels, leave a lasting legacy. As fans of the sport, we can only hope that his passion for the game continues to thrive in whatever path he chooses to follow.

Brad Williams Career Stats

Brad Williams Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 6 3 23 10* 7.66 41 56.09 0 0 0 1 4 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 25 6 4 27 13* 13.5 46 58.69 0 0 2 0 4 0
FC 69 89 27 860 41* 13.87 - - 0 0 - - 25 0
List A 91 25 13 173 23 14.41 - - 0 0 - - 16 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Brad Williams Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 4 8 852 406 9 4/53 5/119 45.11 2.85 94.6 1 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 25 24 1203 814 35 5/22 5/22 23.25 4.05 34.3 1 2 0
FC 69 - 13807 7405 227 6/74 - 32.62 3.21 60.8 - 10 0
List A 91 - 4518 3289 139 5/22 5/22 23.66 4.36 32.5 8 2 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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