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About Simon Katich

Simon Mathew Katich is an Australian Cricket and often played as the opener. He is born on August 21, 1975 at Middle Swan, Western Australia, Australia.

Personal Biography

In October 09, he, along with fellow Australian cricketers stripped for the 3 Mobile Men of Cricket calendar as part of increasing awareness about breast cancer.

Professional Biography

Cricket career

In December 09, he said criticism of Ricky Pontings captaincy is unjustified and unnecessary, and adds that he backs him fully to lead the side for some more years.

In March 2010, Katich and Hussey have revealed that they dont plan to play until 2013, when Australia travels to England for an Ashes showdown.

Select list of Test Cricket performances

  • 108 runs vs South Africa, Second Test Match at Kingsmead, Durban on March 6, 2009; Opening batsman

Tour to India 2008

Katich is given the chance to open the batting in the four-day tour match against a Board Presidents XI in October 2008 at Hyderabad

Simon stayed steady though the innings by batting cautiously along with capitan Ricky Ponting.

Simon Katich in News

Katich should be remembered as one of best Oz Test openers: Waugh
Australian batting great Mark Waugh has said Simon Katich should be remembered as one of the country's best Test openers.

Katich earns respect of fellow Oz cricketers for his attitude
Former state and national teammates have described Simon Katich, who retired from first class cricket, as a player who won almost universal respect for his attitude.

Former Oz opener Katich retires from first class cricket
Former Test opening batsman Simon Katich, who was axed from the Australian team after the 2010-2011 Ashes series defeat due to differences with skipper Michael Clarke, has announced his retirement from first-class cricket.

Haddin has one SCG game, tour match to convince Oz selectors he should play Tests in Windies

Out of favour Oz batsman Katich backs Cowan as worthy successor
Out of favour Australian batsman Simon Katich has backed his New South Wales team-mate as his worthy successor.

Guts and talent don't need coaching: Ex-Test batsman Bruce Francis
Former Australian Test batsman Bruce Francis is of the view that players who are talented and have guts to take on the opposition, don't need to be coached or guided on how to play.

Katich ready to play in Boxing Day Test against India
Dumped Australian batsman Simon Katich has admitted that he has not given up hope of playing Test cricket again.

Katich calls Inverarity to know if his name is on Boxing Day Test shortlist
Out of favour opening batsman Simon Katich has directly asked national selector John Inverarity whether he is being considered for the Boxing Day Test.

If called, Katich ready to play in Boxing Day Test
Former Australian opening batsman Simon Katich has said that he is ready to play if recalled for the Boxing Day Test match against India.

Hayden advises Hughes to consolidate career at first-class cricket
Former Australian batsman Matthew Hayden believes that Phil Hughes must work on his game at the Sheffield Shield level to be a more consistent opening batsman.

Onus of reconciliation rests with Clarke: Katich
Former Australian opener Simon Katich has said that his Test career is probably over, and added that he cannot say he will ever have a friendship with Test skipper Michael Clarke.

Simpson wants Katich to replace Clarke as captain of Oz Test team
Former Australia coach and captain Bob Simpson has repeated his calls for Simon Katich to be rushed back into the Test team and believes the out-of-favour opener should even be installed as captain ahead of Michael Clarke.

Katich has no regrets about Clarke diatribe
Former Australian opener Simon Katich has said that he has no regrets after his inflammatory comments about captain Michael Clarke, which resulted in a Cricket Australia reprimand on Monday.

Katich escapes fine, pleads guilty for commenting against Clarke
Former Test opener Simon Katich has been reprimanded by a Cricket Australia (CA) disciplinary hearing after pleading guilty to making detrimental public comment against skipper Michael Clarke.

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