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Dennis Lillee Biography

Dennis Keith Lillee is a former Australian cricketer, described as the most outstanding fast bowler of his generation. Lillee made his first-class debut for Western Australia in 1969-70, at the age of twenty. The following season, he made his Test debut in the Sixth Test at Adelaide in the 1970-71 Ashes series, taking 5/84 from 28.3 eight-ball overs. In the Ashes tour of England in 1972, he was the outstanding bowler on either team, taking 31 wickets at an average of 17.67. This earned him selection as one of Wisden's Five Cricketers of the Year for 1973.Following a period of recuperation from stress fracture he returned to Test cricket for the Ashes series of 1974 and was paired with New South Wales fast bowler Jeff Thomson to form one of the most effective opening bowling combinations in Test cricket. He was announced as one of the WSC players in May 1977. In nine "Supertests" during 1978–79, Lillee captured 46 wickets at 22.5 average. Against New Zealand and India in 1980–81, Lillee took 37 wickets in six Tests and was the leading bowler in the World Series Cup for the second successive season. By the time of his retirement from international cricket in 1984 he had become the then world record holder for most Test wickets (355). On 17 December 2009, Lillee was inducted into the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.  

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10 fastest bowlers to reach 300 Test wickets
10 fastest bowlers to reach 300 Test wickets
Ravichandran Ashwin of India recently became the fastest player to reach the milestone.
Stats: Ravichandran Ashwin becomes fastest to 300 Test wickets
Stats: Ravichandran Ashwin becomes fastest to 300 Test wickets
The Indian off-spinner broke a 36-year-old record in the process.
Top 5 controversies in Ashes history
Top 5 controversies in Ashes history
The epic rivalry filled with riveting contests has also seen its fair share of controversy.
India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Ravichandran Ashwin on the verge of becoming the fastest to 300 Test wickets
India vs Sri Lanka 2017: Ravichandran Ashwin on the verge of becoming the fastest to 300 Test wickets
The 31-year-old offie needs to pick up just eight wickets during the upcoming Sri Lanka series to claim the record.
10 best players of all time from Western Austalia
10 best players of all time from Western Austalia
A look at 10 of the finest cricketers to have emerged from the state.
All-time combined India-Australia Test XI
All-time combined India-Australia Test XI
All of the players in the list are legends of the game.
Ravichandran Ashwin is the toughest spinner to bat against, quips Cheteshwar Pujara
Ravichandran Ashwin is the toughest spinner to bat against, quips Cheteshwar Pujara
Pujara explains how Ashwin thinks as a batsman to confound opposition teams with the ball.
Ravichandran Ashwin just two scalps short of becoming fastest to claim 250 Test wickets
Ravichandran Ashwin just two scalps short of becoming fastest to claim 250 Test wickets
Ashwin will look to achieve the milestone against Bangladesh
Indian cricketer Farokh Engineer's national cap sold for Rs.57,000
Indian cricketer Farokh Engineer's national cap sold for Rs.57,000
Dennis Lillee's cap and Madan Lal's blazer were also auctioned off.
5 Test records Ravichandran Ashwin can break in the home leg
5 Test records Ravichandran Ashwin can break in the home leg
How many of these records will Ashwin break before the end of the home leg for India?
Top 10 Cricket fights of all time
Top 10 Cricket fights of all time
Compilation of some of the ugliest feuds in a cricket field.
Top 5 innovative measures used by batsmen
Top 5 innovative measures used by batsmen
Some of the tactics employed by the batsmen would literally bemuse you.
Top 6 Virender Sehwag's funniest birthday wishes
Top 6 Virender Sehwag's funniest birthday wishes
Some of the tweets from the star batsman which will make you burst with laughter.
President Barack Obama receives a special wish from Virender Sehwag on Twitter
President Barack Obama receives a special wish from Virender Sehwag on Twitter
Virender Sehwag retired from International cricket in 2013 but seems to have made Twitter his pitch.
Virender Sehwag wishes Australian legend Dennis Lillee in hilarious fashion
Virender Sehwag wishes Australian legend Dennis Lillee in hilarious fashion
Virender Sehwag wished the legendary bowler on Twitter.
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