Brendon Paul Julian
(born 10 August 1970, Hamilton, New Zealand
) is a former Australian cricketer
who played in 7 Tests
and 25 ODI
from 1993 to 1999.
Standing at 6' 5", he was a dangerous left-arm fast-medium bowler and a tremendously hard-hitting right-handed late-middle order batsman
, he was regarded as a prospect to become an all-rounder
. When on form, his bowling was particularly lethal, with the awkward angle of delivery being a left-armer, the natural swing, and the lift he generated from his great height. However, his bowling average was mediocre, comparable to part-time bowlers such as Mark Waugh
and Steve Waugh
. In batting, he was a destructive striker of the ball when on song, but top scores of 56* and 35 in Test matches and ODIs respectively, along with averages of 16 and 13, comparable to tail-enders such as Anil Kumble
and Harbhajan Singh
suggest that this was rarely the case.
He had two short spells in the Australian Test team. His first stint was in the 1993 Ashes
tour against England
when he scored a gritty 56*, and secondly his tight and penetrative bowling spells in the history making West Indies
tour of 1995 when in the absence of injured Craig McDermott
and Damien Fleming
, he and Paul Reiffel
undertook new ball responsibilities.
He was a regular member of the One-day team during 1998 and 1999, being a member of the winning squad at the 1999 Cricket World Cup
, despite being confined to the bench for the majority of the tournament. He was dropped after... Read More