Simon Doull
Personal information
Full nameSimon Blair Doull
Born (1969-08-06) 6 August 1969 (age 51)
Pukekohe, New Zealand
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm medium pace
RoleBowler
RelationsLincoln Doull (brother)
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 178)1 November 1992 v Zimbabwe
Last Test24 March 2000 v Australia
ODI debut (cap 78)31 October 1992 v Zimbabwe
Last ODI3 March 2000 v Australia
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
1989/90–2001/02Northern Districts
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 32 42 99 126
Runs scored 570 172 1,938 919
Batting average 14.61 12.28 19.57 12.41
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 1/4 0/3
Top score 46 22 108 80
Balls bowled 6,053 1,745 15,332 5,123
Wickets 98 36 250 107
Bowling average 29.30 40.52 28.93 35.14
5 wickets in innings 6 0 12 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 1 0
Best bowling 7/65 4/25 7/65 4/15
Catches/stumpings 16/– 10/– 28/– 40/–
Source: Cricinfo, 2 May 2017

Simon Blair Doull (born 6 August 1969) is a New Zealand radio personality, commentator and former international cricketer. He was a right-arm medium pacer, who was capable of swing bowling away from the right hander, Simon Doull was plagued by injuries as a result of which his international career was cut short. Playing for the New Zealand national cricket team, he figured in just 32 Tests and 42 ODIs, taking 98 and 36 wickets respectively. Doull's finest hour arrived when he took 7–65 against India in the Boxing day Wellington Test in 1998. He played his last Test, against Australia, in March 2000 before turning to commentary and broadcasting.

He is the younger brother of Lincoln Doull, who played for Wellington in the early 1990s.

Doull took his career best bowling figures of 7 for 65 in the Boxing Day Test in 1998 against India at the Basin Reserve in Wellington. Due to that performance, he reached a career-high ranking of 6 in the ICC Player Rankings on 26 December 1998.[1]

Doull suffered persistent injuries throughout his career, including numerous back problems[2] and a career-threatening knee injury during New Zealand's 1999 tour of England.[3]

After cricket

Currently, Doull works as a cricket commentator for New Zealand's Magic Talk. Until recently he was part of the Morning Rumble team on the radio station, The Rock.

He has been part of the commentary team for the Indian Premier League since the very beginning in 2008.

References

  1. ^ "Simon Doull Bowling Test Ranking Statistics". LG ICC Player Rankings. Retrieved 7 November 2007.
  2. ^ Bidwell, Peter (1 February 1999). "Sports – Doull aiming for long summer". The Dominion.
  3. ^ "Doull, Allott suffer contrasting fates". New Zealand Press Association. 18 January 2000.