Thursday, 10 September 2015



Gavin Rolf Larsen
 (born 27 September 1962 Wellington) is a former New Zealand cricketer, who specialised in the art of economical bowling. He was known playfully by his team mates as 'The Postman'. His friends call his nickname of 'The Postman' came about as a compliment. Gavin Larsen finished his career with an exceptional economy rate in ODI cricket of 3.76 the norm is usually somewhere between 4 and 4.50 in his 121 ODIs, stretching over a ten year span. He also played eight Tests with reasonable success, taking 24 wickets. However, as a useful batsman and handy bowler, he held a place in the one day side and played a major part in New Zealand reaching the semi final stage of the 1999 cricket World CupGavin Larsen earned his 100th ODI wicket in his home town of Wellington, claiming the prize scalp of Indian batsman Sachin TendulkarUnusually for a New Zealand player, he played his entire first class career with one team, Wellington. He also captained the side in the 1994 Australasian Cup in Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, where New Zealand reached the semi finals of a six team tournament.  Gavin Larsen is now the CEO of Cricket Wellington and has been appointed on July 8, 2015 as a selector of the New Zealand cricket team.

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