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Last Updated:  Monday, 6 January, 2003, 17:18 GMT

Michael Bevan
Michael Bevan
Born: 18/5/70
Team: New South Wales
ODI debut: 14/4/94
Past World Cups: 1996, 1999

Left-handed batsman
Left-arm leg-spin bowler

Bevan is widely considered the best one-day batsman in the world.

Admittedly his average benefits from a high proportion of not out innings due to his position in the order, but the accolade is apt.

His Test career has stalled due to a perceived weakness against short-pitched bowling, but in the abridged version of the game Bevan is a master.

He works the angles off the bat finding space in an otherwise flooded field and his running between the wickets is exceptional.

Bevan has a knack for finding a run from nowhere and turning ones into twos and twos into threes.

His fleet of foot is also a valuable asset in the field as is his ability to turn the ball to good effect when called on.





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