Dennis Keith Lillee

(b. 1949) Australian cricketer

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(1949– )

Australian cricketer, a formidable fast bowler who took more test wickets (355) than any other bowler.

Born in Perth, he first played for Western Australia in 1969–70 and at the end of the summer went to New Zealand with an Australian B side. His test debut came against England at Adelaide in 1971 and he went on to obtain his 351 wickets for Australia at an average of 25.94. At times he was accused of intimidatory methods: various public incidents, one involving injury to Javed Miandad, captain of Pakistan, lost Lillee some support in cricketing circles. He announced his retirement from test cricket in 1984, at the age of thirty-four, to devote more time to his family.

Subjects: Contemporary History (Post 1945).

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