New Delhi: Today i.e. 25 January is the birthday of Australian cricketer Ashton Turner. This year he is celebrating his 29th birthday. Turner made his debut in a T20I match against Sri Lanka at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on February 17, 2017. Ashton Turner was included in the Australian team for the 2019 tour of India. Ashton Turner played his innings of 83 not out in the fourth ODI against India. After which he made a lot of headlines. So let’s know about some of his best performances on his birthday…
Ashton Turner was born in Perth. Turner then represented Western Australia at the under-15, under-17 and under-19 levels. Ashton is best known for his hitting action. He is also a great spinner as well.
Turner toured India with the Australian Under-19 team in September 2011, where a quadrennial series involving the Australian, Sri Lankan, Indian and West Indies Under-19 teams was staged. Where he took eight wickets in six matches. After a stellar performance in this series, Turner was selected as Australia’s premium spinner for the 2012 Under-19 World Cup. Where he took 11 wickets in six matches in this tournament, best figures of 4/28 vs Nepal.
70 vs Melbourne Renegades
Ashton Turner is a very good batsman by the way. But, one of his best innings was the one where he shared an 87-run partnership with David Willey against Melbourne Renegades in the BBL 2018 clash. In this match he scored 70 runs in 32 balls. He played this innings when his team needed this innings a lot.
110 vs Tasmania
Ashton Turner’s highest score in first-class cricket came against Tasmania in a Sheffield Shield match in Perth in November 2016. During Western Australia’s poor performance in the first innings, Turner was the only batsman to score 110 runs. While his team got out for 262 runs.
84 vs India
Ashton Turner also made a lot of headlines against India. In this match, he played a brilliant innings to lead the Australian team to their highest successful run chase. During India’s tour in 2019, the visitors were upset when Turner came out to bat, but the right-handed batsman turned the game around with a 43-ball 84. In his innings, he hit five fours and six sixes.