Tim Nielsen

Country: Australia
Born: May 05, 1968, Forest Gate, London, England
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak

Tim Nielsen Bio

Timothy John Nielsen, commonly known as Tim Nielsen, is a former Australian cricketer and highly regarded cricket coach. Born on September 28, 1967, in Australia, Tim emerged as a prolific wicketkeeper-batsman during his playing years and later made a successful transition into coaching.

Nielsen grew up with a deep-rooted passion for cricket, which led him to pursue a professional career in the sport. He made his debut for South Australia in the early 1990s and quickly established himself as a key member of the team. Known for his impeccable wicketkeeping skills, Nielsen played a total of 101 first-class matches, accumulating an impressive record of 316 dismissals, surpassing the previous state record held by Barry Jarman.

However, Nielsen’s abilities were not limited to just his glovework. He also showcased his prowess with the bat, contributing valuable runs to the team’s cause. His ability to build partnerships and score crucial runs made him an asset in the lower-middle order, often rescuing his team from tough situations.

After a successful playing career, Nielsen’s passion for cricket led him to venture into coaching. In 1999, he retired from professional cricket to become an assistant coach at the South Australian Redbacks. His vast knowledge of the game and dedication to improving players’ skills quickly earned him recognition in the coaching fraternity.

In 2002, Nielsen got the opportunity to work with John Buchanan in the Australian national set-up. As an assistant coach, he had the chance to learn from one of the great cricketing minds. The experience of working closely with Buchanan broadened Nielsen’s understanding of the game and provided invaluable insights into coaching techniques and strategies. The two formed a brilliant partnership, bouncing ideas off each other and collaborating to further elevate Australian cricket to new heights.

In 2005, Nielsen took on the role of head coach at the Centre of Excellence in Brisbane. This position allowed him to nurture and develop young talents, helping them reach their full potential. His strong leadership skills and hands-on approach to coaching made him a respected figure among aspiring cricketers.

In 2007, Nielsen’s remarkable coaching abilities were recognized when he succeeded John Buchanan as the head coach of the Australian cricket team. Taking charge after the team’s back-to-back World Cup victories, Nielsen faced the challenging task of sustaining the team’s success. Under his guidance, Australia remained a formidable force in international cricket and achieved great success during his tenure.

Throughout his career, both as a player and a coach, Nielsen was known for his commitment, attention to detail, and ability to effectively communicate with players. His dedication to the sport and his desire to bring out the best in every individual made him a beloved figure in Australian cricket.

After stepping down as head coach of the Australian team, Nielsen continued to contribute to the game in various coaching roles, sharing his wealth of knowledge and expertise. Today, he is recognized as one of the finest coaches in the cricketing world, with a remarkable legacy that continues to inspire and shape the future of the sport.

Tim Nielsen Career Stats

Tim Nielsen Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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FC 101 170 24 3805 115 26.06 - - 4 15 - - 284 32
List A 51 41 6 639 57 18.25 - - 0 1 - - 65 5
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Tim Nielsen Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
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FC 101 - 72 49 1 1/2 - 49 4.08 72 - 0 0
List A 51 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s - - - - - - - - - - - - -

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