When Ian Healy retired as Australian Test wicketkeeper in 1999 it was with 5 world records, including 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.
Since retiring from international cricket Ian has been busy with business commitments, celebrity guest appearances and his role as a sporting commentator for the Nine Network.
Ian’s record-breaking efforts extended beyond his skill behind the stumps. He 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 record also includes 234 dismissals (195 catches and 39 stumpings) in 168 One Day Internationals.
Ian was a permanent fixture in the Australian Cricket Team from 1988 to 1999, missing just one Test – because of a broken thumb. At the time Ian’s tally of 4356 Test runs left him in fifteenth place on 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.
His career highlights include:
1993 – Test Match Australia vs England 1st Test Match
1996 – Test Match Australia vs West Indies – making 161 runs
1997 – Won the Ashes against England on their home soil
1998 – 100 Test appearances celebrated at Adelaide Oval
Ian is an intelligent, articulate speaker with experience in a wide variety of sporting and business areas and possesses a warm and friendly manner much appreciated by his audiences.