Nathan Wade Bracken
(Former Australian Cricketer)
Nathan Bracken is a former Australian cricketer, who represented Australia in all formats of the game as a Left-arm seamer. The tall and lanky pacer did not bowl in express pace but his ability to swing the ball both ways was something worth watching. He was born on September 12, 1977 in Penrith, New South Wales to Gordon and Robin Bracken. He made his debut for Australia on 11th January 2001 against the West Indies but had a sustained run and a stable place in the side after Jason Gillispie was dropped from the team. The drop of Gillispie led to the rise of Nathan Bracken and he propelled in his career until finally retiring from the game on 28th January 2011 due to a chronic knee injury.
|Profession:||Former Australian Cricketer|
|Height (approx.):||6 Feet 4 inches|
|Weight (approx.):||78 Kgs|
|Date of Birth:||12th September 1977|
|Age (as on 2018):||41 years|
|Birth Place:||Penrith, New South Wales, Australia|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign:||Virgo|
|School:||Faulconbridge Primary School and Springwood High School|
|Address:||Central Coast of New South Wales|
|Test:||4th December 2003 vs India|
|ODI:||11th January 2001 vs Windies|
|T20:||9th January 2006 vs South Africa|
|Jersey Number:||#59 (International) and #59, 7 (Domestic)|
|Domestic/State Team:||New South Wales, Gloucestershire, Royal Challengers Bangalore, Worcestershire|
|Nature on field:||Aggressive|
|Likes to play against:||India|
|Career Turning Point|
- Getting a second chance in the ODI team in the year 2005 at the expense of experienced Jason Gillispie.
- In the year 2006, Bracken finished as the highest wicket-taker for Australia in a calendar year with 46 scalps to his name at an average of 18.82.
- Bracken is the second fastest Australian to reach 100 ODI wickets as he achieved this feat in his 60th appearance for Australia. He shares this record with Shane Warne and Denis Lillee.
- He was the part of 2 World Cup winning teams i.e, in 2003 and 2007.
|Favourite Cricket Ground:||Brisbane, Gabba|
|Favourite sports Commentator:||NA|
|Girlfriends, Spouse and Children|
|Children:||2 Sons, Chase and Tag Bracken|
|Awards and recognitions|
- One-Day International Player of the year-2009.
- Bradman young cricketer of the Year-2001.
|Lesser Known Facts|
- After retirement, he once sued Cricket Australia on 9th Feb 2012 over the alleged incompetency in managing his knee injury.
- He has also contested for the Australian House of Representatives seat of Dobell against sitting member Craig Thomson at the 2013 federal elections and received an 8.2 per cent vote. He contested again in the year 2017 for an independent seat on the Central Coast Council and finished with 3.6% votes.
- His wife was a singer, dancer and a stage performer before marriage.