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World T20: Ryan Campbell make his T20I debut at 44

World T20: Ryan Campbell make his T20I debut at 44: Wicket-keeper-batsman Ryan John Campbell of Perth, Western Australia, who had featured in 2 ODIs for Australia, made his debut in the T20 format, representing Hong Kong at the age of 44 years 30 days, becoming the oldest player to do so.

Campbell made his ODI debut in the game against New Zealand on 17th January, 2012, played at Sydney Cricket Ground.

Opening the innings alongwith Mark Waugh (0), he scored 38 runs off 52 deliveries with 5 fours in an innings that lasted 95 minutes.

He was also involved in a third-wicket partnership of 69 runs in 14.5 overs alongwith Michael Bevan (66).

New Zealand won the match by 23 runs.

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Ryan Campbell, who played as a batsman along with the WK Gilchrist, made his debut for Western Australia during the 1995–96 season.

Campbell got to play his second game against Sri Lanka at WACA on 22nd December, 2002. He managed to score 16 runs in the team’s total of 305.

He was substituting for Adam Gilchrist on both the occasions.

Campbell made his debut for Western Australia during the 1995–96 season. He initially played as a specialist batsman, with Adam Gilchrist donning the wicket-keeping gloves.

Later on when Gilchrist got selected to the national team, Campbell became the regular wicket-keeper for Western Australia.

Campbell made his last appearances for Western Australia during the 2005–06 season, when he was replaced by Luke Ronchi.

He moved to Hong Kong in 2012, to play for and coach the Kowloon Cricket Club. In 2016, at the age of 43, he was included in the Hong Kong national team”s squad for the 2016 World Cup T20 to be played in India and made his T20I debut for Hong Kong against Zimbabwe on 8th March 2016 at Nagpur.

Cricketers who made their T20I debut at an old age is as under:

Oldest T20I debutants
 Player Age (y, d) Team Against Date Ground
Ryan Campbell 44, 30 Hong Kong Zimbabwe 8/3/16 Nagpur
Mohammad Tauqir 43, 176 UAE Scotland 9/7/15 Edinburgh
Khurram Khan 42, 269 UAE Netherlands 17/3/14 Sylhet
Najeeb Amar 42, 172 Hong Kong Nepal 16/3/14 Chittagong
Munir Dar 40, 14 Hong Kong Afghanistan 18/3/14 Chittagong
Sunil Dhaniram 39, 290 Canada Netherlands 2/8/08 Belfast
Rafatullah Mohmand 39, 20 Pakistan England 26/11/15 Dubai
Sanjayan Thuraisingam 38, 326 Canada Netherlands 2/8/08 Belfast
Rahul Dravid 38, 232 India England 31/8/11 Old Trafford
John Davison 38, 85 Canada Netherlands 3/3/13 Belfast

Stats credit: www.cricketcuntry.com

 

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