In 1985-86, Bruce Reid debuted in the Australian squad along with Geoff Marsh and Merv Hughes. He was a tall and lanky left arm pace bowler. When he joined the team, it was at a low point. Reid was able to straighten the ball in to the right hander and also slant it away. Soon he became the mainstay in the team.
Reid’s most memorable performance was in 1990-91, when while playing against England he took 13 wickets. His problem was that he had a slight frame that could not sustain the hardships of pace bowling. He had to cope up with several injuries and undergo many rehabilitation programs to make numerous comebacks. However, in spite of all his efforts, he had to stop playing international cricket in 1992. His statistics are brief but impressive.
Bruce Reid participated in 61 ODIs in which he claimed 63 wickets in the 3250 deliveries he bowled while giving away 2203 runs. His bowling average was 34.96, economy rate was 4.06 and bowling strike rate was 51.5. He could score 49 runs at a batting strike rate of 41.88 and batting average of 3.76. His highest score was 10 and he hit 2 boundaries. As a fielder, he took 6 catches.