Dion Nash

Country: New Zealand
Born: November 20, 1971, Auckland
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowling Allrounder

Dion Nash Bio

Dion Joseph Nash is a former cricket player from New Zealand who made a considerable impact during his career as an allrounder and captain. Born on October 20th, 1970, Nash left an unforgettable impression on the international cricket scene before his promising career was unfortunately halted by a series of back injuries.

Nash’s journey in international cricket began in 1990 when he made his debut for the national team. However, it was in his fifth Test match and his first at the prestigious Lord’s in 1994 that he truly announced his arrival. Nash showcased his immense talent with both the bat and the ball, taking 11 wickets and scoring a crucial half-century. His stellar performance not only earned him recognition but also set the stage for what could have been a remarkable career for the right-hander.

Despite his early success, Nash suffered from a string of back injuries that plagued his progress and prevented him from realizing his full potential. These setbacks interrupted his momentum and hindered his ability to contribute consistently to the national team. However, Nash’s determination and resilience allowed him brief periods of success in between his injuries.

In 1998-99, when New Zealand captain Stephen Fleming was injured, Nash was entrusted with the responsibility of leading the team against South Africa. His aggressive on-field leadership and hard-minded attitude captivated critics who perceived Fleming’s style as too laid-back. Nash’s ability to assert himself on the field became a defining characteristic of his captaincy, adding a fresh and assertive approach to the team dynamic.

As an allrounder, Nash had an array of strokes in his repertoire. The straight-drive was his favorite and most spectacular shot, demonstrating his technical prowess. However, as injuries limited his footwork, Nash adapted and developed a powerful back foot drive through the covers. This adaptability showcased his versatility and determination to evolve his game despite physical challenges.

Nash’s international cricket career came to an end in the 2001-02 season as the persistent back injuries became insurmountable. Despite the premature conclusion to his playing days, Nash’s contributions to New Zealand cricket did not cease. In June 2005, he was appointed as one of New Zealand’s national selectors, further showcasing his knowledge and dedication to the sport.

Today, Dion Nash’s legacy lives on as a resilient and talented cricketer whose career was unfortunately cut short due to injuries. His ability to excel with both bat and ball, combined with his astute leadership skills, made him a vital asset to the New Zealand national team. Although fate dealt him a challenging hand, Nash’s impact is remembered by cricket enthusiasts worldwide and his name remains etched in the annals of New Zealand cricket history.

Dion Nash Career Stats

Dion Nash Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 32 45 14 729 89* 23.51 2102 34.68 0 4 65 4 13 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 81 53 13 624 42 15.6 940 66.38 0 0 28 5 25 0
FC 120 168 37 3555 135* 27.13 - - 5 16 - - 46 0
List A 162 119 23 2002 88 20.85 - - 0 6 - - 50 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Dion Nash Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 32 53 6196 2649 93 6/27 11/169 28.48 2.56 66.6 5 3 1
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 81 78 3416 2622 64 4/38 4/38 40.96 4.6 53.3 1 0 0
FC 120 - 15689 7165 255 7/39 - 28.09 2.74 61.5 - 10 1
List A 162 - 6532 4683 143 5/44 5/44 32.74 4.3 45.6 2 1 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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