Terry Alderman was a pace bowler from Australia who could bowl impeccable offcutters and outswingers at a fast medium pace. When he bowled, there was a continuous smile on his face. He was of utmost use to the team during the tours of England in 1981 and 1989. On both the occasions, he claimed more than 40 wickets.
In the 1989 series, Graham Gooch failed to face Alderman to such an extent that Gooch was dropped from the Test team. This was a personal victory for Alderman. However, Alderman had to remain out of the Australian squad twice. The first occasion was in 1982-83, when he damaged his shoulder while tackling an English ground invader at Perth. The second occasion was when he joined the rebel tour to South Africa. He is remembered for productive bowling with Kent and Gloucestershire. After retirement, he worked as a radio commentator in Australia.
Terry Alderman took the opportunity to represent Australia in 65 ODIs in which he bowled 3371 deliveries and conceded 2056 runs while taking 88 wickets. His economy rate was 3.65 and bowling average was 23.36. He also played in 41 Tests in which he made 170 dismissals in the 10181 balls that he bowled during which 4616 runs were scored. His bowling strike rate was 59.8 and economy rate was 2.72.