Mallett played 38 Tests from his debut against England in 1968 and took 132 wickets averaging 29.84, including ending his testing career against England in 1980.

The soft-spoken Mallett, nicknamed Rowdy is only behind Nathan Lyon (399 wickets) and Hugh Trumble (141) as Australia’s most successful test-off spinners.

Mallett’s 8-59 against Pakistan in 1972 was the eighth-best bowling performance by an Australian in a test inning.

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