Bad news from Australia between T20 WC, bowler who took first ODI wicket dies

The ICC T20 World Cup-2022 is currently being played in Australia. Meanwhile, bad news has come from the host country. Former Australian fast bowler Alan Thomson passed away at the age of 76. He died on Monday. According to the report of, his brother Ian confirmed this. Allen was famous for his strange kind of action. His action was like a windmill. He used to play for Victoria in domestic cricket. His brother told that he had fallen a few days back and had also had hip replacement surgery, but his life could not be saved.

In the four Test matches played for Australia, this player took 12 wickets in his name. During this his economy stood at 3.44. He also scored 12 runs in these test matches. In the first class, he played 44 matches and took 184 wickets. In List-A, this bowler took 12 wickets in seven matches.

First bowler to take wicket in ODI

Allen’s name is recorded in the history of ODI cricket. He is the first bowler to take the first wicket in ODI cricket. He took the wicket of Geoffrey Boycott of England in the ODI match played on 5 January 1971. This was the only ODI and only wicket of his career. This match was of 40 overs and in this match Allen took one wicket for 22 runs in eight overs.

earned name like this

He represented Victoria in the Sheffield Shield, Australia’s domestic cricket tournament. From here he started making headlines with his action and his bowling. When the West Indies team came to Australia in 1969, they took 11 wickets in the match played against West Indies while playing Victoria.

Allen was an important part of the team when Victoria won the Sheffield Shield tournament in 1969–70. He then went on a tour of New Zealand with Australia’s B team where he got a chance to spend time with Greg Chappell and Dennis Lillee. He played his first Test match for Australia against England in November 1970.

Ian Chappell remembered

On Allen’s death, Ian Chappell, while talking to the Australian newspaper Sydney Morning Herald, recalled his action. Chappell said, people who used to watch his action instead of the ball, he used to have problems. I always tried to watch the ball. He was not a very fast bowler because his action was on the front. I didn’t have much trouble playing them.

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