He played 232 ODI matches for Australia, and was a part of the 1999 and 2003 teams that won the World Cup. He was known as a "finisher" for Australia, particularly in ODIs, often leading the team to victory in the company of tail-enders.
He holds the world record for the best batting average for One Day Internationals by a retired player of 53.58. In List A cricket as a whole, Bevan has an average of over 57, the highest of any player to have scored 10,000 runs in List A games.
Bevan is of Welsh origin.
He married his English wife Tracy in 1994. They separated in 2014.
As of 2014, Tracy Bevan was working for the McGrath Foundation.