Lee Carseldine

Country: Australia
Born: November 17, 1975, Nambour, Queensland
Height: 1.87 m
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Medium
Playing role: Allrounder

Lee Carseldine Bio

Lee Andrew Carseldine is a former professional cricketer hailing from Australia. Born on December 17, 1975, Carseldine had to overcome a serious back problem and years of rehabilitation before making his mark in the cricketing world.

His breakthrough moment came in November 2007, when he received a surprise recall for the Queensland Bulls. From there, his career took off, and he quickly established himself as a key player for the team. In the 2008-2009 season, Carseldine was named the state’s Ian Healy Trophy winner as their player of the season and was also chosen in various Australian Cricketers’ Association teams of the year.

A versatile left-hander, Carseldine showcased his batting prowess in various formats of the game. He amassed 595 runs in the Sheffield Shield, 477 in the FR Cup at an impressive average of 43.36, and an incredible 298 runs in the Twenty20 competition. In the latter, he averaged a stunning 99.33 at a strike-rate of 134.84. These stellar performances not only earned him a spot in the Rajasthan Royals IPL side but also garnered him the Bulls’ Twenty20 and players’ player prizes.

However, the following season proved to be more challenging for Carseldine. As he became a well-known figure, he faced tougher competition from opponents who were determined to mark him as a key threat. Nevertheless, he remained resilient and managed to score 599 runs in the Sheffield Shield, including a hard-fought century in Sydney, and 464 runs in the FR Cup. Despite a less successful campaign in the Twenty20 tournament, Queensland finished third, demonstrating Carseldine’s contributions to the team.

Before his surprise recall in 2007, Carseldine had not represented the state since January 2004. He made his debut in 1998-1999 against Tasmania but only played a single first-class match before attaining a more prominent role in the team during the 1999-2000 Mercantile Mutual Cup campaign. He played a total of 24 first-class matches and was part of the winning team in the 2000-2001 Pura Cup. However, his progress was halted by the back injury that required surgery, including the insertion of a titanium disc in his spine.

Despite the physical setbacks, Carseldine’s passion for the game remained strong. He persevered through various challenges, including a battle with septicaemia caused by infected needles used for further tests. He returned to the field, making valuable contributions to Queensland’s teams in both limited-overs and Twenty20 fixtures.

Off the field, Carseldine’s life has been just as diverse as his cricketing career. Alongside his commitments to the sport, he pursued his education, earning an MBA and a masters in applied finance. He has held various professional positions, ranging from working at a power station to running a gym and even being a lifeguard.

Lee Carseldine’s cricketing journey stands as a testament to his resilience and determination. Despite encountering significant setbacks, he continued to excel on the field and contribute to his team’s success. His achievements serve as an inspiration to aspiring cricketers, demonstrating the importance of perseverance and passion in pursuing one’s dreams.

Lee Carseldine Career Stats

Lee Carseldine Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 47 76 9 2298 152 34.29 4793 47.94 3 13 - - 51 0
List A 59 57 3 1529 126 28.31 - - 3 7 - - 21 0
T20s 26 24 5 596 74 31.36 476 125.21 0 4 52 8 9 0

Lee Carseldine Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 47 - 1377 666 14 3/25 - 47.57 2.9 98.3 - 0 0
List A 59 - 378 297 11 4/6 4/6 27 4.71 34.3 1 0 0
T20s 26 5 84 113 7 2/13 2/13 16.14 8.07 12 0 0 0

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