Allan Robert Border
(Australian Retired Cricketer)

Allan Border
Nickname:Allan, Pugsley, Captain Grumpy
Profession:Australian Retired Cricketer
Autobiography:Allan Border- An Autobiography, Beyond Ten Thousand: My Life Story
Physical Appearance
Height (approx.):175 cm
Weight (approx.):72 kg
Eye Colour:Dark Blue
Hair Colour:Ash Grey
Personal Life
Date of Birth:27th July 1955
Age (as on 2017):62 years
Birth Place:Cremorne, Sydney, Australia
Zodiac sign/Sun sign:Leo
School:North Sydney Boys High School
Educational Qualifications:High School Graduate
Father:John Border
Mother:Sheila Border
Address:New South Wales, Australia
Cricket Career
International Debut:
Test:9th Dec 1978 vs England at Melbourne
ODI:13th Jan 1979 vs England at Sydney
Jersey Number:NA
Domestic/State Team:Gloucestershire, New South Wales, Queensland, Essex
Nature on field:Aggressive
Likes to play against:England
Favourite Shot/Ball:Cover drive, Straight drive
  • He is the first ever batsman to score 150 or more runs in both innings of a Test match.
  • When he retired, he was the highest run-getter in test cricket. This record was held by him until Nov 2005 when Brain Lara eclipsed this feat.
  • He once held the record of most scores between fifty and 100 (63) and most fifties (90) across formats, but this record was transcended by Sachin Tendulkar and Ricky Ponting.
  • Until he retired, he was the most capped Australian.
  • He is the first player to feature in 150 Test matches.
  • He holds the record for batting in most Test match innings (265) than any other after Sachin Tendulkar.
  • Most Test runs (6.623) and most test appearance as a captain (93). Both these records were later surpassed by South Africa’s Graeme Smith.
  • He holds the record of playing most consecutive Test (153) in the history of the game.
Career Turning Point:Not Known
Favourite Batsmen:NA
Favourite Bowlers:Craig McDermott, Glenn McGrath
Favourite Cricket Ground:Melbourne Cricket Ground, Sydney Cricket Ground
Favourite sports personalities:NA
Favourite Food:NA
Favourite Actors:NA
Favourite Films:NA
Favourite Book:Ashes Glory, Cricket As I See It by Allan Border
Favourite Musicians/Singers:NA
Favourite Destinations:NA
Girlfriends, Spouse and Children
Marital Status:Married
Wife/Spouse:Jane Hiscox
Marriage Date:NA
Net Worth:$4 million
Test Fee:NA
T20 Fee:NA
Lesser Known Facts
  • Smoking: No
  • Drinking Alcohol: Yes
  • He once took 11 wickets in a test match against West Indies.
  • Allan Border is an author as well, he has written many books like Cricket as I see(2014), One-day Magic(1991), Ashes Glory: Allan Border’s Own Story(1989), A Peep at the Poms(1987), Allan Border: An Autobiography(1986), Beyond Ten Thousand: My Life Story(1994).
  • Post his retirement, he continued playing for the Queensland side who won the Sheffield Sheild trophy for the very first time.
  • He became a Member of Order of Australia in 1996 after his retirement and the Officer of the Order of Australia 3 years later in the year 1989.
  • In 1994, Allan Border was named Queenslander of the year.
  • He received an Australian Sports Medal in the year 2000.
  • Currently, Allan Border is working as a commentator for Fox Sports Australia.
  • He is an ICC Cricket Hall of Famer as he was inducted among the 55 inaugural inductees.
  • Allan Border also received the Queensland Greats Awards in the year 2016.
  • He was also inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame in the year 2000.
  • He is also named as the ‘twelfth man’ in Autralia’s “Greatest ODI Team ever”.