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Brendon Paul Julian (born 10 August 1970) is a former New Zealand born Australian cricketer who played in 7 Tests and 25 ODIs from 1993 to 1999. He was an AIS Australian Cricket Academy scholarship holder in 1989.[1]

Brendon Julian
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Personal information
Full nameBrendon Paul Julian
Born (1970-08-10) 10 August 1970 (age 49)
Hamilton, New Zealand
BowlingLeft-arm fast-medium
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 357)3 June 1993 v England
Last Test8 December 1995 v Sri Lanka
ODI debut23 May 1993 v England
Last ODI30 May 1999 v West Indies
Domestic team information
1990–2001Western Australia
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 7 25 138 116
Runs scored 128 224 4,074 1,126
Batting average 16.00 13.17 25.46 14.62
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 4/20 0/1
Top score 56* 35 124 64
Balls bowled 1,098 1,146 23,988 5,022
Wickets 15 22 435 130
Bowling average 39.93 45.31 30.56 30.99
5 wickets in innings 0 0 21 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 2 0
Best bowling 4/36 3/40 7/39 4/41
Catches/stumpings 4/– 8/– 88/– 39/–
Source: Cricinfo, 2 January 2010

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.


Domestic careerEdit

He is particularly remembered for the Sheffield Shield finals of 1997–98 and 1998–99, in which innings of 124 and 84 respectively played major roles in leading the Western Warriors to back-to-back titles.

International careerEdit

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 the tournament.

Commentary careerEdit

He retired in 2001 to become a presenter in the travel programme Getaway for Channel 9 in Australia. He later presented sports news on National Nine News, before moving to Fox Sports (Australia). On Fox Sports he is a commentator on domestic cricket matches, host of 'Inside Cricket' and hosting Australia's 2009 and 2018 tours of South Africa.


  1. ^ Excellence : the Australian Institute of Sport. Canberra: Australian Sports Commission. 2002.

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Sporting positions
Preceded by
James Brayshaw
Nelson Cricket Club professional
Succeeded by
Joe Scuderi