Brian McMillan

Country: South Africa
Born: December 22, 1963, Welkom, Orange Free State
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium fast
Playing role: Batting Allrounder

Brian McMillan Bio

Brian Mervin McMillan, widely known as Big Mac, is a legendary cricket player from South Africa who dominated the game in the 1990s. Born on January 22, 1963, in Kimberley, South Africa, McMillan became an integral part of the national team with his exceptional skills in both batting and bowling.

McMillan’s towering presence and immense talent made him stand out among his peers. He possessed the ability to turn the tide of a game with his versatile contributions. Whether the team needed a wicket, some resolute batting, or a fiery verbal exchange, it was invariably Big Mac who stepped up to the challenge.

Throughout his career, McMillan showcased his prowess as a medium-pace bowler, often surprising batsmen with his unsettling bounce. Rarely relying on his immense power, he relied on a robust defensive technique and a calm demeanor, which earned him occasional promotions to the top order. His understanding of the game and composure under pressure made him an invaluable asset to the South African team.

Not only was McMillan a force to be reckoned with on the bowling front, but he also displayed exceptional agility in the field, particularly as a slip fielder. Despite his hulking frame, he managed to amaze spectators with his acrobatic catches, earning him the highest percentage of catches per Test in South Africa’s cricketing history.

McMillan’s prowess extended beyond the boundaries of his own nation. Many considered him the best allrounder in the world during the mid-1990s. His performances on the international stage left a lasting impression on both fans and fellow cricketers.

Unfortunately, injuries limited McMillan’s appearances on some significant tours and caused occasional setbacks. One such instance occurred during South Africa’s return to Test cricket at Bridgetown in 1991-92, where McMillan’s absence was keenly felt by the team. Kepler Wessels, the captain of the side at the time, acknowledged the impact of McMillan’s absence, stating that they desperately needed “Big Mac” to bring his skills to the table.

Despite the challenges he faced, McMillan’s determination and passion for the sport remained unwavering. He continued to represent his country at the highest level, leaving a mark on the game that still resonates with cricket enthusiasts.

Off the field, McMillan is known for his humble and down-to-earth nature, earning him the respect and admiration of his teammates and opponents alike. He exemplified sportsmanship, always conducting himself with integrity and fairness.

Today, McMillan’s legacy as one of South Africa’s finest cricketers endures. His contributions to the game, both through his exceptional performances and his impact on the team dynamics, cemented his place in cricket history. Brian McMillan will always be remembered as a formidable allrounder who carried the hopes and dreams of a nation on his broad shoulders.

Brian McMillan Career Stats

Brian McMillan Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 38 62 12 1968 113 39.36 4592 42.85 3 13 206 11 49 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 78 52 16 841 127 23.36 1147 73.32 1 0 55 7 42 0
FC 155 245 41 7898 140 38.71 - - 14 46 - - 166 0
List A 219 173 45 3738 135 29.2 - - 3 15 - - 98 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Brian McMillan Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 38 64 6048 2537 75 4/65 7/117 33.82 2.51 80.6 2 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 78 75 3623 2589 70 4/32 4/32 36.98 4.28 51.7 1 0 0
FC 155 - 20528 9074 310 5/35 - 29.27 2.65 66.2 - 4 0
List A 219 - 9266 6290 201 4/23 4/23 31.29 4.07 46 5 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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