Bruce Anthony Reid was born on 14th of March at Perth, Western Australia is a retired Australian cricketer and was bowling coach of the Indian national cricket team on their 2003–04 tour to Australia. At 6’8″, he was a towering figure who took very little time to become Australia’s strike bowler. He is the cousin of former New Zealand batsman John Reid.
Since the beginning of 1970, Bruce Reid has bowled the third most number of Test balls for Australia, under the age of 23, despite playing just 27 Test matches. He has bowled 1407 (234.3 overs) balls and is behind Craig McDermott and Dennis Lillee.
Bruce Reid made his debut against India at Adelaide on the 13th of December 1985. He made his debut alongside Geoff Marsh and Merv Hughes. He was also part of World Cup squad 1987.
His best series in terms of wickets taken came in the 1990-91 Ashes series in Australia. Reid took 27 wickets in the first four Tests as the Aussies routed the Brits on home soil 3-0. He, however, missed the fifth Test due to injury. He was awarded the man-of-the-series for his performances.
Due to his lanky frame, he sustained a plethora of injuries in his short career. Despite painstaking rehabs, the recurrence of injuries meant that his career was well and truly over. Bruce Reid played his final Test match against the West Indies at Melbourne in 1992. It was to be a disappointing end to his career as he was only 29 at the time. For many people, his career was snapped in half as injuries stood in the way of Reid becoming a legend in Test cricket.
Following his retirement, Bruce Reid took to coaching. He served as the bowling coach of the Indian cricket team when they toured Australia in 2003/04. He has also coached the Zimbabwe cricket team previously. He has also mentored Nathan Bracken, the former Australian pacer.