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Michael Di Venuto

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Full Name: Michael James Di Venuto
Born: December 12 1973 , Hobart, Tasmania
County: Durham
Other teams: Sussex, Derbyshire, Australia
ODI debut: South Africa v Australia, East London, March 29 1997
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium, Leg-break


Di Venuto likes to attack from the off, with the hook, pull and square cut his favourite methods of scoring. The top-order batsman originates from Tasmania and made his first-class debut in 1991/92, becoming an instant crowd favourite. He has been capped nine times by Australia in one-day internationals and was awarded the man-of-the-match accolade for his fine performance against South Africa in 1997 - when he scored 89. Di Venuto made his county debut for Sussex in 1999 before moving to Derbyshire in 2000. He was joint Derbyshire player of the year in 2002, alongside Kevin Dean, and...

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