Ashley Mallett, Since his debut against England in 1968, Ashley Mallett has played 38 Tests and taken 132 wickets at a strike rate of 29.84.
Ashley Mallett, the former Test spinner who died on Saturday at the age of. 76 after a lengthy battle with cancer. Was recalled as a humble guy who made a huge contribution to Australian cricket. Mallett, nicknamed “Rowdy” for his modest demeanor, played 38 Tests since his debut against. England in 1968, claiming. 132 wickets at an average of 29.84. He still holds the best figures for a finger spinner in Australia with 8-59 against Pakistan at Adelaide in. 1972. But his efforts in India were. Heralded as his greatest.
He grabbed 28 wickets on the 1969-70 trip, helping Australia win a series in India for the first time.
Cricket Australia chairman Richard Freudenstein said, “Ashley Mallett was a fantastic player. Recognized journalist, and highly acclaimed book.”
“He made a tremendous contribution to Australian cricket not only as a player but also as a prolific storyteller who has kept the memory of some of the game’s best and most memorable moments for future generations to enjoy.”
“Ashley was a quiet man whose actions transcended his demeanor.”
After his playing career ended, Mallett established the Spin Australia program and the Spin Academy in Sri Lanka, where he coached many talented spinners.
He also penned a number of novels, including biographies of batsman Victor Trumper and fellow spinner Clarrie Grimmett.
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