Grant Bradburn

Grant Eric Bradburn (born 26 May 1966 in Hamilton, New Zealand) is a New Zealand cricket coach and former cricketer. He is the current fielding coach of the Pakistan national cricket team.

Grant Bradburn
Personal information
Full nameGrant Eric Bradburn
Born (1966-05-26) 26 May 1966 (age 54)
Hamilton, New Zealand
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm offbreak
RelationsWynne Bradburn (father)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 172)10 October 1990 v Pakistan
Last Test27 March 2001 v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 71)4 November 1990 v Pakistan
Last ODI25 July 2001 v Sri Lanka
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1985–2002Northern Districts
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 7 11 127 138
Runs scored 105 60 4,978 2,289
Batting average 13.12 8.57 27.81 22.00
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 4/30 0/5
Top score 30* 30 148* 80*
Balls bowled 867 385 19,624 5,945
Wickets 6 6 250 101
Bowling average 76.66 53.00 32.69 36.68
5 wickets in innings 0 0 4 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 3/134 2/18 6/56 4/28
Catches/stumpings 6/– 2/– 122/– 62/–
Source: Cricinfo, 10 May 2017

A tall right-arm off-spin bowler and lower-order batsman, Bradburn played seven Test matches and eleven One Day Internationals between 1990 and 2001. He also played domestically for Northern Districts for 16 seasons.

After retiring from playing, Bradburn coached Northern Districts and the New Zealand Under-19s. In April 2014, he was appointed head coach of Scotland.[1]

Playing careerEdit

His international career seemed over when he was left out of the New Zealand side after the 1992/93 series in Sri Lanka, but he was recalled in 2000/01 at the age of 35 although without any great success. In all, he played seven Test matches and 11 One-Day Internationals and ended his career as the player with most appearances for Northern Districts with 115 matches with 4614 runs at an average of 27.96.

Coaching careerEdit

After retirement he ran a family sports store along with coaching Northern Districts A. When Andy Moles was appointed the New Zealand coach in 2008, Bradburn filled the spot left by him as Northern Districts coach for the rest of the season.[2] He was also head coach of New Zealand A and the Under-19 side.[3]

In April 2014, Bradburn was named as Scotland's new head coach. His first major job was to get prepare them for 2015 World Cup.

Bradburn's appointment is until the end of 2017 and takes in the next Intercontinental Cup which will give one Associate nation a shot at playing Test cricket as well as the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 in India.

In September 2018, Bradburn was named as Pakistan's new fielding coach for 3 years ahead of 2018 Asia cup.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

His father Wynne also played for Northern Districts and represented New Zealand in 2 Test matches. He also owns a hockey/cricket shop.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Grant Bradburn is new Scotland head coach". BBC Sport. BBC. 28 April 2014. Retrieved 28 April 2014.
  2. ^ Plunket Shield 2011-12
  3. ^ Grant Bradburn named New Zealand A and U-19 coach
  4. ^ "PCB appoints Grant Bradburn as Fielding Coach Pakistan Cricket Team". www.pcb.com.pk. Retrieved 6 September 2018.