Sydney: Wicketkeeping great Ian Healy and pioneer Test player George Giffen will be inducted into the Australian Cricket Hall of Fame, Cricket Australia said Monday.
The stars will be formally inducted at the Allan Border Medal presentation in Melbourne on Tuesday.
Healy, who gave way to Adam Gilchrist in the Australian team, played 119 Tests and by the time of his retirement in 1999 held the world record for the most Test wicketkeeping dismissals with 395.
He became a mainstay of the Australian team through the 1990s and kept superbly to leg-spinning legend Shane Warne, while playing some crucial innings for his country as a late-middle order batsman.
Healy, now a television cricket commentator, scored 4,356 Test runs at an average of 27.39.
All-rounder Giffen first toured England as a member of the Australian team in 1882 and was the first Australian Test cricketer to take 100 wickets and score 1,000 runs. In 31 Tests he scored 1,238 runs at 23.35 and took 103 wickets at an average of 27.09.
The Giffen Stand at the Adelaide Oval is named in his honour.