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Simon Katich (Former Australia Cricketer): Age, Wife, Career, Birthday, Facts

Simon Katich is a former Australian cricketer who went on to represent the nation in 56 Tests and 45 ODIs. Katich was a left-handed opening batsman who can bowl left-arm chinaman as well. His full name is Simon Mathew Katich and the nickname is Kat. Katich is of Croatian descent. His grandparents were born in Croatia and his father moved to Perth, Australia in the 1920s. Katich retired from the all-forms of cricket in 2014. Katich is currently working as the Football Operations Manager of the Greater Western Sydney Giants AFL club.

Birthday: Katich was born in Middle-Swan Western Australia on 21st August 1975.

Age: 44 Years (as on 20th March 2020)

Height: 182 Cms

Wife: Simon Katich is married to Georgie Wills in 2006 and the couple was blessed with a child in 2011 – their son Xavier.

Career: Simon Katich started his cricketing career with Western Australia. Katich was soon called to the national team after the Sheffield Shield success. Simon made his test debut in the 4th test of the 2001 Ashes against England. Katich then went on to play 56 tests for his nation spread across 9 years. Katich made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2001. He played a total of 45 ODIs in his career across 5 years.

Facts:

  • Katich is the current head coach of Royal Challengers Bangalore.
  • Simon Katich has worked as an assistant coach with Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL.
  • Katich has played 2 seasons with Kings XI Punjab in 2008 and 2009.
  • Katich has also represented Perth Scorchers in the Bih bash League.
  • Katich holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from the University of Western Australia.
  • Katich has anosmia, which was caused by an attack of glandular fever.
  • Katich loves to cook and he has made it to the semifinals of the Celebrity MasterChef Australia.
  • Katich is Catholic.

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