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Ben Hilfenhaus

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Full Name: Benjamin William Hilfenhaus
Born: March 15 1983 , Ulverstone, Tasmania
Country: Australia
Other teams: Nottinghamshire
Test debut: South Africa v Australia, Johannesburg, February 26-March 2 2009
ODI debut: Australia v New Zealand, Hobart, January 14 2007
T20 debut: Australia v England, Sydney, January 9 2007
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium


Seamer Hilfenhaus took an unusual route to the top before injury forced him to retire from first-class cricket in February 2016. Hilfenhaus was plucked from his erstwhile day job of bricklayer in 2005-06 and barely looked back. A record debut season with Tasmania whilst still a rookie earned him national recognition and eventually a Twenty20 debut for Australia, against England in January 2007. His one-day international bow came in the same month, though a part in Australia’s famed Test line-up had to wait until 2009 due to injuries. Nevertheless, Hilfenhaus proved his worth by becomin...

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