Simon Doull

Country: New Zealand
Born: August 06, 1969, Pukekohe, Auckland
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Bowler

Simon Doull Bio

Simon Blair Doull, born on August 29, 1969, is a former professional cricket player from New Zealand. Doull had a relatively short-lived career due to persistent back and knee injuries, but he made a significant impact on the international stage during his time as a player.

Although his career was marred by injuries, Doull was still recognized as a talented bowler and a valuable asset to the New Zealand cricket team. He was selected to represent his country in the 1999 World Cup, but unfortunately, he did not get a chance to feature in the starting lineup.

Doull’s fortunes began to change when he was chosen for the first Test against England. However, just before the match, he suffered a severe knee injury that required surgery, leaving him sidelined and undergoing a long rehabilitation process. Showing immense determination and resilience, Doull fought his way back to fitness and managed to make a comeback in the final two one-dayers and the first two Tests against Australia later that summer.

Despite his valiant efforts, Doull struggled to make an impact against the formidable Australian batsmen, resulting in him losing his place in the final Test match to his Northern Districts teammate, Daryl Tuffey. However, amidst this setback, Doull experienced a career highlight during the Boxing Day Test against India in 1998. In this game, he displayed his exceptional skills as a bowler by taking an impressive 7 for 65, which included the crucial dismissals of the first five Indian batsmen. This remarkable performance not only became his personal best but also set the stage for a memorable New Zealand victory.

Although injuries ultimately prevented Doull from reaching greater heights in his playing career, he swiftly transitioned into the commentary box after his retirement. His insightful analysis and eloquent commentary made him a prominent figure in the cricketing fraternity. He shared his expert opinions and knowledge of the game with fans around the world, enhancing the viewing experience for many.

Interestingly, Doull even entertained the idea of a comeback in 2002-03 after playing a season in the Netherlands. However, it was a short-lived consideration, and he eventually focused his energy on the broadcasting aspect of the sport.

Simon Doull’s contribution to New Zealand cricket, albeit cut short, leaves a lasting impression. His talent as a bowler, especially highlighted by his remarkable performance against India, showcased his skills on the global stage. Doull’s seamless transition into the commentary box demonstrates his passion for the game and his desire to stay connected to the sport. While his playing career may have been curtailed by injuries, his presence in cricket, both as a player and a commentator, remains cherished by fans and fellow cricketers alike.

Simon Doull Career Stats

Simon Doull Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 32 50 11 570 46 14.61 852 66.9 0 0 76 9 16 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 42 27 13 172 22 12.28 188 91.48 0 0 12 5 10 0
FC 99 126 27 1938 108 19.57 - - 1 4 - - 28 0
List A 126 97 23 919 80 12.41 - - 0 3 - - 40 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - - -

Simon Doull Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 32 51 6053 2872 98 7/65 9/114 29.3 2.84 61.7 4 6 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 42 42 1745 1459 36 4/25 4/25 40.52 5.01 48.4 1 0 0
FC 99 - 15332 7233 250 7/65 - 28.93 2.83 61.3 - 12 1
List A 126 - 5126 3760 107 4/15 4/15 35.14 4.4 47.9 2 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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