Bruce Reid

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Bruce Anthony Reid (born 14 March 1963, Perth, Australia) is an Australian cricketer and bowling coach of the Indian national cricket team on their 2003-04 tour to Australia.

He represented Australia in Test cricket between December 1985 and December 1992 and in One Day Internationals between January 1986 and March 1992. He played 27 Test matches for Australia taking 113 Test wickets at an average of 24.63 runs per wicket. He also played 61 one-day-internationals taking 63 ODI wickets. Reid played for Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield.

He was 2.03 metres (6 feet 8 inches) tall and along with Joel Garner, one of the tallest players ever to have played international cricket.

His statistics are not extraordinary, but they do not tell the entire story. He bowled left-arm fast-medium and had natural swing and awkward angle of delivery. Along with that, he achieved steepling bounce from his great height and was very accurate. But being very thin in build, he frequently broke down with injuries and was rarely fully fit. Injuries therefore limited his international appearances though in the 1990-91 Ashes series v England he took 27 wickets in the five Test matches.

A lasting image of Reid was the poster of the Australian World Cup team of 1992 with everybody in yellow jerseys with Bruce Reid and his Western Australian team mate Tom Moody (2.01 m (6 ft 7 in) and powerfully built) towering over the rest of the Australian team.

Since retirement Reid has developed a career as a...
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