Xavier Doherty

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Xavier Doherty
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Personal information
Full nameXavier John Doherty
Born (1982-11-22) 22 November 1982 (age 37) [1]
Scottsdale, Tasmania, Australia
Height178 cm (5 ft 10 in)
Bowling Slow left-arm orthodox
Role Bowler
International information
National side
Test debut(cap  417)25 November 2010 v  England
Last Test14 March 2013 v  India
ODI debut(cap  184)3 November 2010 v  Sri Lanka
Last ODI8 March 2015 v  Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no.3
Domestic team information
2001/02–2016/17 Tasmania (squad no. 24)
2011/12–2014/15 Hobart Hurricanes
2015/16–2016/17 Melbourne Renegades
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Runs scored511011,272833
Batting average 12.7514.4214.1317.72
Top score18* 15* 53* 53
Balls bowled9182,79213,1788,313
Wickets 755163190
Bowling average 78.2840.4342.6434.08
5 wickets in innings 0040
10 wickets in match0000
Best bowling3/1314/286/1494/18
Catches/stumpings 2/–19/–25/–55/–
Source: ESPN Cricinfo, 18 July 2020

Xavier John Doherty (born 22 November 1982) is a former Australian international cricketer who played Australian domestic cricket with Tasmania and internationally for Australia. He is a left-handed batsman and a slow left arm orthodox bowler. After continued one-day success for Tasmania, Doherty made his One Day International debut for Australia against Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in November 2010. Later that month, he made his Test debut against England at the Gabba, when he replaced off spinner Nathan Hauritz in team. He was not selected in Australia's 2011 World Cup squad due to a back injury. [2]


In March 2017, he announced his retirement from domestic cricket, following the conclusion of the 2016–17 Sheffield Shield season. [3]

Cricket career

Doherty playing for Tasmania in 2008 XAVIER DOHERTY.jpg
Doherty playing for Tasmania in 2008

He plays club cricket for South Hobart/Sandy Bay Cricket Club, and also played in the 2002 U-19 Cricket World Cup in New Zealand. He started playing cricket in his home town for the George Town Cricket Club where he debut in the NTCA 1st grade at the age of 12. Doherty then moved to the Launceston Cricket Club.

Doherty took an impressive 4/46 from 10 overs with the ball in a losing effort against the Sri Lankans on his One Day International debut. [4]

He made his Test debut not long after against England in the First Test of the 2010–11 Ashes series, ahead of then-incumbent Test spinner, Nathan Hauritz. [5] Australian Chairman of Selectors, Andrew Hilditch, stated before the team for the match was announced: "If we play a specialist spinner, which I am pretty sure we will be, it will be Xavier", which showed the likelihood that Doherty would make his Test and Ashes debuts simultaneously. [5] He took his first Test wicket by dismissing Ian Bell in Brisbane. [6] Doherty was recalled for the 2013 Test series against India. He played in the 2nd and 3rd Tests of the Series. In the 2 Tests, his figures were 4/242.

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