Daniel Christian is an Australian cricketer known as a powerful hitter and a useful medium pacer. He is considered to be a Twenty20 cricket specialist.

On Friday, Christian announced that he will retire from Sydney Sixers after the current season of the country’s domestic Twenty20 cricket competition, the Big Bash League.

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Who is Daniel Christian?

Born in 1983, Christian grew up in the town of Narrandera in the Riverina region of New South Wales. He is of British, Irish Catholic and Australian Indigenous Wiradjuri ancestry.

The 39-year-old lived in Narrandera until he completed primary school. He moved to Sydney to attend St Gregory’s College, Campbelltown.

In 2003, Christian – whose full name is Daniel Trevor Christian – attended the Australian Cricket Academy. He played List A cricket for New South Wales in 2006 and 2007. In 2009, he became the captain of an Indigenous Australian cricket team that toured England.

He was brought into Australia’s Twenty20 team “following a series of brutal, clever and consistent performances.”

In February 2010, he made his Twenty20 International debut against the West Indies. He was later selected as a member of Australia’s squad for the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 tournament.

Christian played for Hampshire in their victorious 2010 Twenty20 Cup campaign.

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For the Indian Premiere League, Christian was picked up by the Royal Challengers Bangalore for a sum of $100,000. In February 2017, he was bought by Rising Pune Supergiants team for the 2017 Indian Premier League. In January 2018, he was bought by the Delhi Daredevils in the 2018 IPL auction.

In February 2021, Christian was bought by the Royal Challengers Bangalore in the IPL auction ahead of the 2021 Indian Premier League. 

In 2022 he wrote The All-rounder – The inside story of big time cricket with Gideon Haigh

Daniel Christian reportedly has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

He is married to Jorgia Dunn with whom he has a daughter.