Canberra-born Michael Bevan’s first class cricketing debut was in South Australian colours in 1989-1990. Hitting a century in his very first innings, Bevan paved the way for what will be regarded as one of the most successful cricketing careers in Australian history.
In 1990 Bevan relocated to play for New South Wales where he became the Blues most prolific run scorer and was Player of the Year 2000/01. Proving to be a safe pair of hands in the field, as well as a notable left-arm wrist spinner, Michael made his Australian debut in One-Day cricket in 1993/94, and shortly after this in Test cricket in the series in Pakistan in 1994/95.
As the world’s premier ODI batsman, Bevan has a batting average of 53.58 in 232 One-Day Internationals. Moving to Tasmania to play Michael notched up an impressive array of 100’s and guided Tasmania to an unexpected win of the One Day series in 2004 season and won PURA Cup Player of the Year in 2004.
Michael Bevan is a great example of how focus and determination can achieve so much. Michael’s consistency, and his ability to produce winning cricket when it is needed most is what keeps him in the forefront of Australian cricket history. But his love of the game and the pride he takes in playing for the country will ensure that he remains a role model to all aspiring Australians. Michael is a gifted motivational speaker and an accomplished performer in the media.
An accredited level 3/high performance cricket coach, Michael’s 3 years as an assistant and batting coach with the Tasmanian squad helped them win their first one day competition in 27 years and their first ever Pura cup. Currently the head coach of the Chennai Superstars in the Indian Cricket League he helped guide them to two straight victories in the first two competitions of the newly formed 20/20 league.
Using his experience both as a high performing individual and being part of one the greatest sporting teams ever Michael Bevan has transferred his knowledge across to the business world where he can engage audiences as a business speaker. Michael has recently created Michael Bevan Mortgages a franchised based mortgage broking company and Michael Bevan Business Performance a coaching/consulting company that helps businesses motivate and train their employees to become successful in their working careers. As a keynote speaker Michael talks about his challenges whilst playing for Australia, what it was like playing in one of the most successful sporting teams in history and how they achieved this. His topics include how individuals and teams attain success.
Some of Michaels playing highlights include 232 One Day International’s for Australia , scoring 6912 runs,
Member Australian Test team 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, Best bowling figures 3-36 against Pakistan, 1997, Member of “Australia’s Greatest Ever ODI Team” and New South Wales Blues Player of the Year 2000-2001/ Tasmania 2004-5.
Speaker Topics Include:
The Importance Of Teamwork
Key Areas Of A Winning Team
Coping With Pressure
Traits Of A Great Team