ICC Hall of Fame

Derek Underwood
Inducted: 2009 | Career: 1966 - 1982


ENGUnited Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

The master on rain-affected pitches, Derek Underwood finished his Test career with 297 wickets at an average of 25.83. Extremely accurate and quick for a spinner, Underwood's performances earned him the nickname of 'Deadly'.

Player Bio

Born on June 8, 1945 in Bromley, Kent, Derek Underwood made his Test debut against West Indies in 1966 and represented England in 86 Test matches. His 297 Test wickets came at an average of 25.83. He took his career-best figures of 13/71 in the drawn second Test during Pakistan’s tour of England in 1974, at Lord’s. In 26 ODIs, Underwood claimed 32 victims at an average of 22.93 and a miserly economy rate of 3.44.

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8 Jun 1945
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Date of debut:
30 Jun 1996