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Test Cricket Great
He is one of only five Australian’s to have played more than 100 Test matches, and has the exclusive honour of having played the greatest amount of matches by any keeper in international history, at 119. For eleven years Ian Healy was a permanent fixture in the Australian Cricket Team, missing just one Test because of a broken thumb. Off the field, Ian joins the Nine Network team as sports commentator, and enjoys guest appearances, speaking engagements and MC roles.
Ian Healy was a permanent fixture in the Australian Cricket Team from 1988 to 1999, missing just one Test because of a broken thumb, and amassing five world records along the way.
He holds the record for the most dismissals by a keeper in Test history with his final tally of 395 made up of 366 catches and 29 stumpings.
But his record-breaking efforts extend beyond his skill behind the stumps. Healy is one of only five Australians to have played more than 100 Tests, and his final tally of 119 matches is the highest by any keeper in international history.
His tally of 4,356 Test runs leaves him in fifteenth place in the list of all-time Australian run-scorers, with only England’s Alan Knott (4389 runs) having scored more runs as a keeper at the highest level.
Healy’s record also includes 234 dismissals (195 catches and 39 stumpings) – another record - in 168 one-day internationals.
After cricket Ian is kept very busy as a Channel Nine Network Sports commentator, and with business commitments, as well as guest appearances, speaking engagements and MC roles. He possesses a very warm and friendly manner, whilst being well educated, articulate. Ian has experience in a wide range of sporting and business areas.
“Excellent. Engaging. It was like Ian was only speaking to you in the room of 300. Modest, gentle, excellent.”
Queensland Master Contractors Association
“Excellent, I thought that he gave a very polished presentation”