John Hastings


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Frankston Peninsula


Snapped up by NRL side Penrith Panthers as a youngster, hulking allrounder John Hastings opted for cricket and eventually found himself in Victoria due to limited opportunities with New South Wales.

A qualified PE teacher, Hastings' breakthrough season came in 2009-10 when he was Victoria’s leading wicket-taker in all three formats and named Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year.

His ODI debut followed in October 2010 before he was selected in Australia’s squad for the 2011 World Cup.

After missing the entire 2011-12 season due to a serious shoulder injury, The Duke started the 2012-13 season so well that he earned his Test debut, picking up the wicket of AB de Villiers against South Africa in Perth.

He enjoyed a successful county stint with Durham in 2014, following stints in the Indian Premier League with Chennai Super Kings earlier that year and Kochi in 2011.

Hastings now plays a veteran role for the Bushrangers, and the national ODI team when necessary. His arsenal of variations has built him a reputation of being a top-class death bowler, playing for Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League.

The best of John Hastings

The Australia allrounder had plenty of highlights with bat and ball over his long and distinguished career so take a look at some of the best

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Hastings reveals career-threatening diagnosis

Former Test allrounder John Hastings likely won't feature in BBL|08 after revealing he's facing a serious health condition that could end his career

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Ponting analyses where it's going wrong for Stars

Australian cricket legend and T20 doyen Ricky Ponting looks at the last-placed Melbourne Stars in detail and discusses options on how they can bounce back

Health mystery continues as restrictions bite for Hastings

As he battles the financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, former quick says he’s yet to receive a clear explanation for the health issue that ended his playing career

Unplayable Podcast: Lockdown with John Hastings

The impact of the coronavirus pandemic hits the former Aussie allrounder hard

Health issue sees Hastings retire

Popular paceman calls time on his career after dealing with a bleeding issue on his lungs