Allan Border

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He was one of the Wisden Cricketers of the Year in 1982.

Post-retirement

Border continued playing first-class cricket after his international retirement. In 1994–95, he was a member of the Queensland team that won the Sheffield Shield for the first time. [63] He served as an Australian selector from 1998 until his resignation from the panel in 2005. Border once again became a selector in 2006 only to step down four months later due to his growing business commitments. [65] The Australian cricketer of the year now receives the Allan Border Medal, with the inaugural award having been won by Glenn McGrath in 2000. [63] The India–Australia test series has been named the Border Gavaskar Trophy.

Two cricket grounds have been renamed in Border's honour. The oval in Mosman, which was directly across from the Border family home and where Border played his early grade cricket, was renamed the Allan Border Oval and remains the home ground of the Mosman District Cricket Club. [66] The Neumann Oval in Brisbane has been renamed Allan Border Field and is occasionally used by Queensland as an alternative home ground to The Gabba. [66]

Border wrote an autobiography entitled Beyond Ten Thousand: My Life Story, published in 1993. In 2000, he was inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame [ citation needed ] and named twelfth man in Australia's "Greatest ever ODI Team", [38] selected from the votes of each of Australia's ODI representatives. "He was," wrote Knox, "the only one to make it into that Team of the Century who had spent most of his career surrounded by strugglers." [38]

Border became a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in 1986, [67] and an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) in 1989. [1] He was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1990, [68] was named Queenslander of the Year in 1994,[ citation needed ] and received an Australian Sports Medal in 2000. [69] He was named an Australia Post Legend of Cricket in 2021. [70]

In 2009, Border was inducted into the Queensland Sport Hall of Fame. [71]

A bronze statue of Border created by Linda Klarfeld was unveiled at The Gabba on 7 December 2021. [72]

As at 2018, Border works as commentator for Fox Sports Australia. [73]

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Allan Border (AB)
AO
Allan Border, Ricky Ponting and Steve Waugh October 2014 (Border cropped).jpg
Border in 2014
Personal information
Full nameAllan Robert Border
Born (1955-07-27) 27 July 1955 (age 67)
Cremorne, New South Wales, Australia
NicknameAB, Captain Grumpy, Pugsley
Height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
BattingLeft-handed
Bowling Slow left arm orthodox
RoleMiddle-order batsman
International information
National side
Test debut(cap  299)29 December 1978 v  England
Last Test25 March 1994 v  South Africa
ODI debut(cap  49)13 January 1979 v  England
Last ODI8 April 1994 v  South Africa
Domestic team information
YearsTeam