Before Michael Clarke, another former Australian cricketer and two-time world cup winning player made a comeback in the cricket field. Former great Australian middle-order batsman and one of the best finishers in the ODI cricket, Michael Bevan made a comeback into cricket arena on last Saturday (13th February 2016).
The 45-years old Bevan represented for Eastern Suburbs 4th grade side, which was playing against Randwick-Petersham at Trumper Oval, Sydney on Saturday.
Bevan stood at 1st slip in most of the part of his comeback match. The opposite team posted 124 runs on the board after batting first. In reply, Bevan came to the crease when his side was struggling at 35/4. Bevan made crucial 21 runs at that stage off 71 balls before he was caught behind by Randwick-Petersham’s wicket-keeper.
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Bevan had played only 18 Tests for Australia however he was well-known as an ODI finisher. He had played 232 ODIs for Australia where he had scored almost 7,000 runs with the average of 53.58. Bevan was a part of the 1999 and 2003 world cup winning Australian Team. He had also taken part for Australia in 1996 world cup in which the nation had ended as runner-up.
Bevan was the best finisher in his time during international career. There were many matches where he had survived his team from big danger. His several survivals knock had gifted many memorable wins to the Baggy Greens.
In early 2007, Bevan had announced his retirement from all forms of cricket.