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Simon Katich Biography

Simon Matthew Katich is an Australian cricketer. He is the captain of the New South Wales Blues, and also captained, up until the end of the 2007 season, Derbyshire County Cricket Club.He has also played for the Indian Premier League team, Kings XI Punjab. His profile is that of a left-handed opening batsman and part-time left-arm unorthodox spin bowler. Katich was an AIS Australian Cricket Academy scholarship holder in 1996 and made his debut for the Western Australia state team in the 1996–97 season. He was selected to tour Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe with the national team the following season but suffered greatly from illness.Katich made his Test debut on the 2001 Ashes tour of England.He had been sometimes criticised for his slow scoring rate in One Day Internationals, but others believe he was the perfect foil to the aggressive fellow opening batsman Adam Gilchrist. Katich was selected for the 2009 tour to England and he played in all five Ashes Tests, scoring 341 runs in 8 innings at an average of 42.62. Katich scored his eighth Test century in the First Test with 122. The 2007–08 domestic season could only be described as a triumph for Katich. He scored 1,506 runs to break Michael Bevan's all-time Pura Cup/Sheffield Shield record for runs in a season as NSW romped home undefeated to claim their 45th title. The highlight of Katich's season was undoubtedly his 306 against QLD at the SCG, an innings in which the last 200 runs came at better than a run a ball. On 12 June 2012 Katich retired from first class cricket in Australia.

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5 players who won the Champions Trophy without playing a single match
5 players who won the Champions Trophy without playing a single match
A number of famous names on this list including one of the finest batsmen of modern times.
Famous modern day India-Australia controversies
Famous modern day India-Australia controversies
Looking back at the controversies between India and Australia that made the headlines in recent years.
It was the Ashes match in 2013 at Perth where Steve Smith found his new technique, reveals Simon Katich
It was the Ashes match in 2013 at Perth where Steve Smith found his new technique, reveals Simon Katich
Katich also ranked the Australian captain ahead of Virat Kohli as a batsman.
Decoding the IPL Auctions with Kolkata Knight Riders' assistant coach Simon Katich
Decoding the IPL Auctions with Kolkata Knight Riders' assistant coach Simon Katich
The former Australian player also spoke about the influence of Gautam Gambhir as the leader of the group.
Simon Katich takes over from Simon Helmot as head coach of Trinbago Knight Riders
Simon Katich takes over from Simon Helmot as head coach of Trinbago Knight Riders
Simon Helmot has accepted a long-term role as Bangladesh Head Coach High-Performance Programme.
Katich rejects Clarke's comments, terms their relationship "non-existent"
Katich rejects Clarke's comments, terms their relationship "non-existent"
Melbourne, Oct 23 (IANS) Former Australian batsman Simon Katich has rejected Michael Clarke's claims that the pair have buried their differences, ...
Cricket Australia's CEO claims Aussies play in IPL during their 'holidays'
Cricket Australia's CEO claims Aussies play in IPL during their 'holidays'
CA's chief executive James Sutherland embroiled in a tussle with Simon Katich over player burnout
Michael Clarke opens up about his feud with Simon Katich and Shane Watson
Michael Clarke opens up about his feud with Simon Katich and Shane Watson
In a tell-all interview, Michael Clarke covered various facets of his chequered career for the Australian team.
Kuldeep Yadav: The Chinaman from Uttar Pradesh
Kuldeep Yadav: The Chinaman from Uttar Pradesh
Left arm chinaman Kuldeep Yadav is a rare talent to be nurtured for the future and his recent exploits in Duleep Trophy is good cue for it.
10 altercations between players of the same country
10 altercations between players of the same country
Just as it as evolved in other aspects, the game of cricket has changed from a slow, good-natured game to a fast, fierce and ever-changing sport. With ...
Kolkata Knight Riders name Simon Katich as assistant coach
Kolkata Knight Riders name Simon Katich as assistant coach
The former Australian cricketer will serve as deputy to Jacques Kallis who was appointed KKR head coach last week.
5 occasions when two star players had a difficult relationship
5 occasions when two star players had a difficult relationship
As an international cricketer you live an exciting lifestyle, travelling all around the world for various competitions. Unfortunately for some players ...
Highest Test totals without a century and half-century
Highest Test totals without a century and half-century
Test match is a game of partnerships. There is no restriction of the number of overs; all the batsmen have their own time to score at their will. It is not often we see a one man’s show in a Test inning like in the limited over games.
Video: AB de Villiers' amazing run-out of Simon Katich
Video: AB de Villiers' amazing run-out of Simon Katich
AB de Villiers destroyed Simon Katich’s coming half-century.
10 off-field feuds between on-field teammates
10 off-field feuds between on-field teammates
It is amazing to think how players who turn up for the same color, the same team, day in and day out, can carry on a disturbing personal relationship. ...
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