Ed Cowan Biography
It will be unfair to call Ed Cowan merely a cricketer. There are more sides to his personality and he brings in a fresh flavor to the sport. Before he made his international debut he had already made a name for himself as an author. What is more, he is reputed to be someone who values his ideals very highly: he denied keeping the Australian team’s white flannels when he came on as a Test substitute as he hadn’t yet donned the Baggy Green. Few would have done something similar.
And the moment did come on Boxing Day in 2011, when he made his Test debut at Melbourne against India. He made 68 in his maiden outing and showed that he had the grit to succeed. Cowan continued to get starts, but could not convert them to three-figure scores. He did make his first Test ton against South Africa at Brisbane in November 2012. However, he continued to squander his starts and rarely converted them to bigger numbers. He was dropped after the first Ashes Test at Trent Bridge in 2013.
The climb had not been easy for Cowan, who played for Australia at the under-19 World Cup in 2000. He then made his First Class debut while playing for Oxford against Middlesex in 2003. Cowan was not able to establish himself in the New South Wales side and then switched over to Tasmania in 2008. He shined during the 2011-12 season, which helped him win the Baggy Green.
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