T20 Big Bash League - KFC

Dan Christian - Christo

  • Date of Birth04/05/1983
  • Lives inMelbourne
  • PositionAll-rounder
  • Weight85kg
  • Height183cm
  • Bat UsedKookaburra
  • Bowling StyleRight-arm fast medium
  • Batting StyleRight-hand
  • Favourite Shot/BallLofted on drive
  • StatusFit

Dan's the man for the Heat, having been the club's most consistent player through the first three seasons of the BBL.

He took three wickets and scored 186 runs during the Heat's BBL|03 campaign, leading to a recall to Australia's ODI and T20I squads where he also featured in the 2014 World Twenty20 tournament. 

A naturally gifted sportsman, Dan Christian could well have pursued a career in rugby league or other sports but for a cricket career that accelerated when he was in his teens.

His Dad Clem played for the Newtown Jets, his uncle Trevor was an Australian boxing champ, and Dan was a star five-eighth with noted league nursery St Gregory’s College in NSW and played in their 2000 national championship team.

But two broken legs from football meant cricket leapt ahead when he was picked in the Australian Under-19 side that went onto win the World Cup in 2001-02. His sporting heritage stayed with cricket, and he has emerged as one of the most gifted T20 allrounders in the country.

Dan grew up in Narrandera near Wagga Wagga and has an Aboriginal heritage, being from the Wiradjuri tribe in New South Wales. He captained the national Indigenous development squad during a tour of England in 2009.

On his days off Dan is completing a diploma in financial planning and when not studying, can be found glued to his IPad and tweeting under @danchristian54.

Experienced campaigner who loves the big occasion. Clever variety with the ball and can blast with the bat. Has been a big player for us each season and has more to come. Stuart Law

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