Allan Robert Border AO (born 27 July 1955) is an Australian cricket commentator and former international cricketer.
A batsman, Border was for many years the captain of the Australian team.
His playing nickname was "A.B.".
He played 156 Test matches in his career, a record until it was passed by fellow Australian Steve Waugh.
Border formerly held the world record for the number of consecutive Test appearances of 153, before it was surpassed in June 2018 by Alastair Cook, and is second on the list of number of Tests as captain.He was primarily a left hand batsman, but also had occasional success as a part-time left arm orthodox spinner.
Border amassed 11,174 Test runs (a world record until it was passed by Brian Lara in 2005).
He hit 27 centuries in his Test career.
He retired as Australia's most capped player and leading run-scorer in both Tests and ODIs.
His Australian record for Test Match runs stood for 15 years before Ricky Ponting overtook him during the Third Ashes Test against England in July 2009.Border was one of the 55 inaugural inductees of the ICC Cricket Hall of Fame.In 2009 as part of the Q150 celebrations, Allan Border was announced as one of the Q150 Icons of Queensland for his role as a "sports legend".In 2016, Border was a recipient of the Queensland Greats Awards.
In a fan poll conducted by the CA in 2017, he was named in the country's best Ashes XI in the last 40 years.