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Brian McMillan


Full NameBrian Mervin McMillan

BornDecember 22, 1963

NationalitySouth African

RoleAll rounder / Right hand bat & RIght arm medium fast


Brain McMillan Biography

Brian Mervin McMillan is a former South African all-rounder. He was born on 22 December 1963 in Welkom, South Africa.

He was considered as one of the best all-rounders in the world in 1990's. McMillan is a right-hand medium-pace bowler and right-handed batsman.

McMillan was the name that comes to mind whenever the team needed steely batting or a wicket. He was known as "big brother" of the South African team.


On 10 November 1991, he made his ODI debut against India at Eden Gardens,Kolkata.

It was not a match worth remembering for himas he was dismissed at just 2 runs and he remained

wicketless after bowling 6 overs.

He played his first Test, when South Africa returned to international cricket in 1992, against India at Durban on 13 November 1992.

In this match he was sent back to pavilion for just 3 runs, but he impressed all with his bowling performance as he took 3 wickets.

Club Career

In first-class cricket McMillan had represented Transvaal for four seasons from 1984-85 to 1988-89.

He started playing for Western Province from 1989 and remained there until his retirement in 2000.

In his 16 years long first-class career he had played a total of 155 matches and took 310 wickets with a

best-bowling figure of 5/35 and scored a total of 7898 runs


Brain McMillan has scored 3 Test hundreds and 1 ODI hundred.

He won Man of the Match award for three times in this ODI career.



He retired from all forms of cricket in 2000.After his retirement, he became a professional teacher at the

Durban University. As of now, he heads an office automation firm in Cape Town.

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