Luke Pomersbach

Country: Australia
Born: September 28, 1984, Bentley, Perth, Western Australia
Height: 1.78 m
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Batter

Luke Pomersbach Bio

Luke Anthony Pomersbach, a powerful left-hand batsman from Australia, is known for his ability to pounce on short balls and back his batting instincts. Hailing from Perth, Western Australia, Pomersbach made one of the most remarkable international debuts in cricket history. In December 2007, he was called into Australia’s Twenty20 side in his hometown after Brad Hodge injured his back while getting dressed. At that time, Pomersbach was actually parking his car to attend the game as a spectator. Overcoming the initial shock, he went on to hit a six on his way to scoring 15 runs from just seven balls, helping Australia secure a win against New Zealand.

Pomersbach’s debut was not the only remarkable aspect of his early career. In the same season, he was named the Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year, showcasing his undeniable talent and potential. Unfortunately, his time with Western Australia was often overshadowed by off-field issues. He faced suspension four times by the Western Australian Cricket Association. In 2009, he admitted to assaulting a police officer and drink driving, narrowly escaping a jail sentence. In 2011, after missing a practice match due to a drinking session, Pomersbach took a break from representing Western Australia in an attempt to address his personal issues.

However, the following year brought about a turning point for Pomersbach. In 2012, he faced assault charges in India after an alleged altercation with a US national and her fiancé in their hotel room in Delhi. The case was later withdrawn following an out-of-court settlement. Back in Australia, Queensland took a chance on Pomersbach and signed him to a one-year contract. Despite having to prove himself through Brisbane grade cricket, his return was a resounding success in the Big Bash League (BBL). Playing for the Brisbane Heat, he scored 397 runs at an impressive average of 44.11, helping his team clinch the BBL title. The following season, Pomersbach continued to perform well, scoring 431 runs in the Sheffield Shield at an average of 53.87. Unfortunately, a back injury cut his season short.

In 2014, during the off-season, Pomersbach made a surprising announcement. He decided to step away from cricket and focus on his recovery from mental health issues, with Queensland Cricket confirming that he had been battling depression. This decision highlighted his bravery and determination to prioritize his well-being. While Pomersbach’s cricketing journey has been filled with ups and downs, he has shown resilience and a willingness to face his personal challenges head-on.

Luke Pomersbach Career Stats

Luke Pomersbach Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 1 1 0 15 15 15 7 214.28 0 0 1 1 0 0
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 39 74 4 2785 176 39.78 4385 63.51 5 20 355 45 51 0
List A 37 34 2 666 104* 20.81 944 70.55 1 2 61 12 20 0
T20s 56 54 7 1228 112* 26.12 946 129.8 1 5 122 46 21 0

Luke Pomersbach Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 39 16 273 154 5 1/4 1/6 30.8 3.38 54.6 0 0 0
List A 37 1 18 16 0 - - - 5.33 - 0 0 0
T20s 56 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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