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Ben Dunk

Wicketkeeper

Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

Did you know?

His 229 not out against the Queensland Bulls in the Matador One-Day Cup was the first Australian domestic double-century.

Wicketkeeper

Bats Left Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Off-Spin

AGE
29
HEIGHT
184CM
BORN

Innisfail

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

QLD

QLD
LOCAL CLUB

Norths

Bio

Having started his career in his native Queensland, wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Dunk found greater opportunities down south in Tasmania.

His time at the Bulls was not without some highlights, however, including an unbeaten 115 off 124 in a one-day match against Western Australia and an undefeated knock of 70 from just 40 balls in the 2009-10 Big Bash.

Dunk’s big break came in the 2013-14 Big Bash League, when the left-hander plundered 395 runs for Hobart Hurricanes to be named Player of the Tournament.

He posted 96 against Sydney Thunder and made scores of 87 and 67 against Brisbane Heat, with the latter a then tournament-record half-century from just 20 balls.

His breakthrough tournament earned him two lucrative contracts overseas with Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League and Antigua Hawksbills in the Caribbean Premier League.

Dunk smashed an Australian domestic record of 229 not out against the Queensland Bulls in the 2014 Matador Cup.

He was also later rewarded with a spot in the Australian Twenty20 side.

Dunk topped the Sheffield Shield runscoring charts in 2015-16, returning 837 runs at 46.50.

 

Confusion reigns over Ben Dunk appeal

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Dunk slams 190 against Bushrangers

Tasmania Tigers batsman Ben Dunk falls 10 runs short of a rare Sheffield Shield/Matador Cup double-century double on day two against Victoria


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Ben Dunk's 78 against Bushrangers

Ben Dunk raced to 78 for Tasmania after his side bowled Victoria out for 165 on day one of their Sheffield Shield match in Hobart


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