Dan Christian


Bats Right Hand.
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Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Right Arm Fast-Med









A journeyman allrounder who has spent time with New South Wales, South Australia and Victoria, Dan Christian came within inches of a Test debut after being picked in the squad for the 2011 Boxing Day Test.

He failed to make the final XI, but just months later picked up 5-31 in an ODI against Sri Lanka at the MCG, including a hat-trick. The previous year, he had been bought by Indian Premier League franchise Deccan Chargers for an extraordinary $900,000 on the back of some solid performances for Big Bash League franchise Brisbane Heat.

He had also been South Australia's leading run-scorer and second highest wicket-taker in the Ryobi Cup that season, and filled in as Redbacks captain.

But after he was suspended by South Australia for three angry outbursts during the 2012-13 season, Christian moved to Victoria in 2013.

He started the summer with a century in the Ryobi Cup, but failed to shine in the Sheffield Shield before he headed to England to play Twenty20 cricket for Middlesex. The highlight of his stint in the UK came against Kent, when he blasted 129 from 57 balls in a losing score of 192. 


Does Mohammad Nabi know who Dan Christian is?

Gold! A confusing interview provided one of the lighter moments of BBL|08, but Dan Christian insists he and his Melbourne Renegades teammate Mohammad Nabi are friends

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Bemused Christian exits after umpire's reluctant review

Umpire Gerard Abood only reviewed a stumping chance after incessant pleading from the Melbourne Stars, but replays showed Dan Christian's foot was in the air when Peter Handscomb whipped off the bails to leave the Renegades allrounder perplexed

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BBL classic finish: Clutch Christian breaks Sixers' hearts

Players from both the Renegades and the Sixers remember the thrilling finish their their BBL|08 semi-final, when Dan Christian steered his side into the final

Twenty20 vision: Christian urges selectors to eye specialists

T20 journeyman targeting an international return for next year’s World Cup as Australia ponder their middle-order options

Indigenous Round the next step for the Big Bash

Indigenous XI captain Dan Christian writes about the significance of Australia's Ashes shirts and how the Big Bash can help promote cricket to Indigenous communities


In-form Christian eyes Aussie return

Veteran allrounder believes he is batting and bowling as well as ever after another impressive display in Big Bash final