Paul Wilson

Country: Australia
Born: January 12, 1972, Newcastle, New South Wales
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium

Paul Wilson Bio

Paul Wilson is a former Australian cricket player known for his determination, tenacity, and natural ability. Despite not having the typical background of a first-class cricketer, Wilson’s unwavering resolve propelled him to a successful career in the sport.

Born in Newcastle, Wilson made the bold decision in 1991 to leave his hometown and quit his job as a trainee accountant to pursue his passion for cricket. He then took the initiative to request a spot at the renowned Australian Cricket Academy in Adelaide, even though it was an unsolicited request. This decision showcased his commitment and eagerness to succeed.

Wilson’s hard work and dedication paid off when he became an integral member of the South Australia cricket team after making his debut in 1993-94. His consistent performances earned him a call-up to the national side, where he represented Australia in one Test match and 11 one-day international matches during the 1997-98 season.

The right-arm fast bowler possessed a strong, bustling action and a sound temperament on the field. His ability to consistently bowl a methodically accurate line just outside off stump, coupled with his knack for cutting the ball both ways, made him a challenging prospect for batsmen. Additionally, his imposing frame allowed him to extract disconcerting bounce, further adding to his effectiveness as a bowler.

As opportunities began to dwindle, Wilson made a move to Western Australia in 2002-03 to revive his cricketing career. However, after the 2003-04 season, it became evident that his contract would not be renewed, leading to his decision to retire. Despite ending his playing career, Wilson’s passion for the game remained unwavering, and he subsequently took on the role of coach for the women’s team in Western Australia.

Throughout his career, Wilson displayed an unwavering commitment to the sport and a never-say-die attitude. His determination, tenacity, and natural ability propelled him to represent Australia on the international stage and establish himself as a formidable fast bowler. Despite not having a conventional path to success, Wilson’s relentless pursuit of his dreams is a testament to his character and serves as an inspiration to aspiring cricketers.

Paul Wilson Career Stats

Paul Wilson Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 2 0 0* - 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 11 5 2 4 2 1.33 13 30.76 0 0 0 0 1 0
FC 51 69 26 405 32* 9.41 - - 0 0 - - 8 0
List A 84 34 14 161 16 8.05 - - 0 0 - - 8 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Paul Wilson Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 1 1 72 50 0 - - - 4.16 - 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 11 11 562 450 13 3/39 3/39 34.61 4.8 43.2 0 0 0
FC 51 - 11095 4647 151 6/76 - 30.77 2.51 73.4 - 4 0
List A 84 - 4542 3036 114 4/23 4/23 26.63 4.01 39.8 3 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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