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Ben Hilfenhaus

Hilf, Bill

  • Hilfenhaus

Right Hand bat

Right Arm Fast-Med

DOB
15/03/1983
Height / Weight
186cm / 88kg
Born in
Ulverstone, TAS
State
TAS
  • Cap number
    • Test 407
    • ODI 161
Bat Brand
Kookaburra
Club
University

Profile

Ben Hilfenhaus was working as a bricklayer and earning only a rookie contract with Tasmania when picked up 39 wickets in the 2005-06 Sheffield Shield, a state record for a debut season.

The right-armer took 60 wickets the following season as the Tigers won the title, while he also made his international debut in a T20 match against England and was named Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year.

Despite earning a Cricket Australia contract, injury meant Hilfenhaus had to wait until 2009 to make his Test debut, against South Africa in Johannesburg.

He was the leading wicket-taker in the 2009 Ashes series that followed, but injury and a dramatic dip in form during the 2010-11 Ashes saw him lose his place in the Test side.

He returned with a bang in 2011-12 series against India, taking 27 wickets at an average of 17.22 in Australia’s 4-0 series win.

He was then ranked the No.6 Test bowler in the world, but he again lost his place as his form dropped slightly and Australia’s pace stocks grew.

Key Stats

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27 Matches
Bowling
Wickets Average Runs Economy 5W
Batting
Runs Average S.Rate 100s 50s

Batting / Fielding

M In NO R HS AVG SR 100s 50s Ct St
TEST 27 38 12 355 56 13.65 54.20 0 1 7 0
ODI 25 11 8 29 16 9.67 42.03 0 0 9 0
Twenty20 Int 7 3 1 2 2 1.00 20.00 0 0 0 0
First-Class 95 132 35 1170 56 12.06 45.1 0 2 28 0
Aus One-day dom 44 23 13 90 18 9.00 65.22 0 0 8 0
Aus Twenty20 51 19 14 58 13 11.60 96.67 0 0 9 0

Bowling

M Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Eco SR 5 10
TEST 27 6078 2822 99 5/75 8/97 28.51 2.79 61.4 2 0
ODI 25 1216 1075 29 5/33 5/33 37.07 5.30 41.9 1 0
Twenty20 Int 7 156 161 9 2/15 2/15 17.89 6.19 17.3 0 0
First-Class 95 21224 10490 363 7/58 10/87 28.90 2.97 58.5 12 1
Aus One-day dom 44 2631 1883 54 4/24 4/24 34.87 4.29 48.7 0 0
Aus Twenty20 51 1117 1368 60 3/14 3/14 22.80 7.35 18.6 0 0

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