Andrew Symonds leaves a rich cricketing legacy: His notable numbers
Former Australian all-rounder, Andrew Symonds, died in a car accident on Saturday night. The incident took place 50 kilometers outside Townsville, Queensland. Symonds, 46, was one of the greatest Australian cricketers to have graced the game. He was a solid middle-order batter and one of the go-to players in clutch moments. We look at the records held by him in his cricketing career.
A look at Symonds' international career
Symonds made his international debut in an ODI match against Pakistan in 1998. Across 198 ODIs, Symonds racked up 5,088 runs at 39.75 (six hundreds, 30 fifties). He claimed 133 wickets in the same Symonds scored 1,462 runs in 26 Tests at 40.61 (two hundreds and 10 fifties). He also pocketed 24 wickets. In 14 T20Is, he amassed 337 runs and affected eight dismissals.
Symonds held a world record for 20 years
Symonds once held the world record for hitting the most number of sixes in a First-class inning (16) and a total of 20 in the match. He clocked both these feats while playing for Gloucestershire in a match against Glamorgan in 1995. The record was broken by New Zealand's Colin Munro, who slammed 23 sixes in an outing between Auckland and Central Districts.
Most expensive overseas player in IPL 2008 auction
Symonds played for Deccan Chargers in the inaugural season of Indian Premier League (2008). He was the most expensive overseas player and the second-most expensive bid in that auction. He represented Deccan Chargers for three seasons (2008-10), including a titular run in 2009. Later, he played for Mumbai Indians in what was his final season in 2011.
Symonds' towering numbers in IPL
Symonds played 28 matches for the Deccan Chargers. He slammed 839 runs at 36.48 (SR 137.09). He pummelled one hundred (117* vs RR) and five fifties. He hammered a 21-ball 33 and grabbed figures worth 2/18 against Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2009 final. For MI, he amassed 135 runs across 11 matches at 33.75. Overall, he pocketed 20 wickets (economy 7.67).
Symonds was a three-time member in ICC World ODI XI
In an international career spanning 11 years, Symonds was named thrice in ICC's World ODI XI. His maiden selection was in 2005. He was picked as the 12th man in 2006. He was named in the side on yet another occasion in 2008.
A look at Symonds' numbers in World Cup
Symonds was one of the linchpins during Australia's golden years in international cricket. He was a two-time World Cup winner (2003, 2007). The prolific batter struck 515 runs across 15 matches while averaging a stellar 103.00. He had a dominating run in the 2003 World Cup. He hoarded 326 runs at 163.00. Symonds, who bowled off-spin and medium pace, claimed seven wickets in total.