Literally speaking, a book on one day cricket was written by Dean Jones. He displayed a completely new ODI approach in which he transformed outfielding to an aggressive occupation, ran frenetically between wickets and walked down the pitch to pace bowling. Jones was a natural showman and for a period of time was as famous as any other cricketer in Australia. Nevertheless, he was a classic cricketer and on an occasion scored a triple century for Victoria. He is still the record run maker for Victoria.
In Test cricket, he had an average of 46. In 1986-87, while playing in a Test against India at Madras, he scored 210 runs and after the innings was on a saline drip in a hospital. Bob Simpson described this as the greatest innings for Australia. Jones played an important role in the revival of the Australian team. His performance in the 1987 Cricket World Cup and 1989 Ashes series was memorable.
Dean Jones represented Australia in 164 ODIs in which he got the opportunity to bat in 161 innings and was not out 25 times. He gathered 6068 runs with 145 as his highest score. His batting strike rate was 72.56 and batting average was 44.61. He bashed 46 half centuries and 7 hundreds and took 54 catches. 3 dismissals took place in the 106 deliveries that he bowled in which 81 runs were scored.
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