Daniel Christian


Personal Information
May 04, 1983 (37 years)
Birth Place
Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales
Bowling Allrounder
Batting Style
Right Handed Bat
Bowling Style
Right-arm fast-medium
ICC Rankings
                     Test        ODI         T20
Batting           —            —            —
Bowling          —            —            —
Career Information
Australia, Hampshire, South Australia, Deccan Chargers, Brisbane Heat, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Gloucestershire, Victoria, Middlesex, Hobart Hurricanes, Nottinghamshire, Rising Pune Supergiant, Trinbago Knight Riders, Delhi Capitals, Jozi Stars, Melbourne Renegades, Multan Sultans, Dublin Chiefs, Barbados Tridents, Prime Ministers XI, Ponting XI, Sydney Sixers, Karachi Kings
Daniel Christian is an Australian all-rounder, who represents Victoria and Australia. He is known as a powerful hitter and a useful medium pace bowler. He belongs to a category of Aboriginal…
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Batting Career Summary
M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 19 18 5 273 39 21.0 307 88.93 0 0 0 23 3
T20I 16 7 3 27 9 6.75 28 96.43 0 0 0 2 0
IPL 40 34 8 446 39 17.15 374 119.25 0 0 0 22 19
Bowling Career Summary
M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 19 19 727 595 20 5/31 5/31 4.91 29.75 36.35 1 0
T20I 16 16 213 317 11 3/27 3/27 8.93 28.82 19.36 0 0
IPL 40 40 783 1037 34 2/10 2/10 7.95 30.5 23.03 0 0
Career Information
ODI debut
vs India at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Feb 05, 2012
Last ODI
vs England at W.A.C.A. Ground, Jan 24, 2014
T20 debut
vs West Indies at Sydney Cricket Ground, Feb 23, 2010
Last T20
vs India at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Oct 07, 2017
IPL debut
vs Rajasthan Royals at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Apr 09, 2011
Last IPL
vs Sunrisers Hyderabad at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, May 05, 2018
Daniel Christian is an Australian all-rounder, who represents Victoria and Australia. He is known as a powerful hitter and a useful medium pace bowler. He belongs to a category of Aboriginal Australians, who are people whose ancestors were indigenous to the Australian continent and his inclusion was seen as a landmark to Aboriginal inclusiveness to Australian cricket.

A naturally gifted sportsman, Dan Christian could well have pursued a career in rugby league or other sports but for a cricket career that accelerated when he was in his teens. His Dad, Clem played for the Newtown Jets, his uncle Trevor was an Australian boxing champ, and Dan was a star with a noted league nursery St Gregory’s College in NSW and played in their 2000 national championship team. But two broken legs meant he had to quit football and he started playing cricket after being picked for the Australian Under-19 side.

In 2003, he attended the Australian Cricket Academy and started playing List A cricket for New South Wales in the year 2006 and 2007. He later moved to South Australia after he was not offered a new contract for the 2007/08 season and there he started playing first-class cricket. In 2009, he captained an Indigenous Australian team for a tour of England and there he caught everyone’s attention with some brutal hitting. Later he was selected for the Australia’s Twenty 20 team. He made his T20I debut for Australia against West Indies in February 2010 and he was also a member of the Australian T20I squad for the 2010 ICC World Twenty20.

On March 2, 2012, he made a strong impact in an ODI match against Sri Lanka, where he had impressive figures of 5/31, which included a hat-trick that went in vain as Australia couldn’t win the match.

Christian represented Hampshire in the 2010 Twenty20 cup and was part of a winning side that clinched the cup. He was later snapped up by Deccan Chargers in 2011 for a sum of 900,000 USD. He was later purchased in the auction by Royal Challengers Bangalore for IPL-6 in the year 2013 for a sum of 100,000 USD. He was also signed up by Gloucestershire Gladiators to play in the Friends Life T20 competition and he even represented them for a first class game against Australia A. He plays for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash league and has been a consistent performer for them in all the seasons so far. He is currently the second leading run-scorer and wicket-taker for Brisbane Heat. However, in the 2014 auctions, he got no bidders and went unsold.