Former Australian cricketer and coach Dean Jones died

About Australia Cricketer Dean Jones

Dean Jones Prior to the ICC Cricket Rankings, he was considered one of the best ODI batsmen in the world until the early 1990s. Jones was given a chance to play for Australia after Graham Yalp withdrew from the 1984 tour of the West Indies due to injury.

Then Steve Waugh fell ill and was able to make his Test debut. He scored 48 runs in this Test. Jones made his mark in Test cricket in 1986 with a memorable 210 in the Madras (now Chennai) colorful ‘tie’ Test. He was also instrumental in the success of the 1989 Ashes series. In 52 Tests between 1984 and 1992, he scored 3631 runs at an average of 46.55. When he retired from ODI cricket in 1994, he scored 6,068 runs in 164 matches at an average of 44.61 with seven centuries and 46 fifties.

Dean Jones as a coach of the Pakistan Premier League was instrumental in the success of Islamabad United and Karachi Kings. In 2017, he became the in-charge coach of Afghanistan.

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