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Nathan Astle

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Full Name: Nathan John Astle
Born: September 15 1971 , Christchurch, Canterbury
County: Lancashire
Other teams: New Zealand, Canterbury, Derbyshire, Durham, Nottinghamshire
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium


Astle began his career at Canterbury as a batsman of potential who could chip in now and again and help out the bowlers with his lively medium-pace. Nobody forsaw what was to follow, though, as his batting developed out of sight. Suddenly his confidence grew and Astle became one of the most destructive one-day batsmen in world cricket. He was selected for the New Zealand Test side by coach Glenn Turner and took to the five-day game like a duck to water, becoming a top-order batsman who could take apart any bowling attack put in front of him. He posted consecutive centuries in 1995/96 ag...

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