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James Faulkner (cricketer)

James Faulkner
Personal information
Full name James Peter Faulkner
Born (1990-04-29) 29 April 1990
Launceston, Tasmania Australia
Height 186 cm (6 ft 1 in)[1]
Batting style Right-handed
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
Role All-rounder
Relations PI Faulkner (father)
International information
National side
Only Test (cap 435) 21 August 2013 v England
ODI debut (cap 202) 1 February 2013 v West Indies
Last ODI 2 November 2013 v India
ODI shirt no. 44
Domestic team information
Years Team
2008– Tasmania
2011 Pune Warriors
2011– Melbourne Stars
2012 Kings XI Punjab
2013– Rajasthan Royals
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 1 19 40 52
Runs scored 45 408 1,526 986
Batting average 22.50 45.33 30.52 35.21
100s/50s 0/0 1/1 0/10 1/7
Top score 23 116 89 116
Balls bowled 166 844 6,569 2,506
Wickets 6 25 142 72
Bowling average 16.33 32.04 23.16 31.43
5 wickets in innings 0 0 4 0
10 wickets in match n/a n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 4/51 4/48 5/5 4/20
Catches/stumpings 0/– 4/– 21/– 13/–
Source: Cricinfo, 2 December 2013

James Peter Faulkner (born 29 April 1990[2]) is an Australian cricketer who plays for Tasmania. An all-rounder, left-arm medium pacer and right-hand batsman, Faulkner has consistently picked up key wickets and also chips in with a few handy runs while batting in the lower-middle order. In the 2010–11 Sheffield Shield season he made 300 runs at 30 and took 36 wickets at 17.72.[3] On 1 February 2012, Faulkner made his Twenty20 International debut for Australia against India.[4]

In the same summer that he captained the Tasmania Under-17s, he was already in the state's U-19s and the Tasmania Second XI. Faulkner earned himself a state rookie contract for 2007–08, a place in the Australia U-19 team at the 2008 ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup, and one of three positions in the Australian Cricket Academy's development squad for 2007.

He was part of the Pune Warriors India team in IPL 2011, and then a part for Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2012. However he has just played three IPL matches between IPL 2011 and IPL 2012. During the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) players auction, he was bought by the Rajasthan Royals for $400,000.[5]

Faulkner was man of the match in the 2012–13 Sheffield Shield final, helping Tasmania secure its third title.[6]

Faulkner was selected for the squad to tour England in 2013. He was selected for the fifth test. Australian selector John Inverarity described Faulkner as the sort of player who "gets things done",[7] while captain Michael Clarke said that Faulkner could provide some toughness that Australian might have lacked in its previous tests.[8]

Throughout 2013, Faulkner established himself as a regular member of Australia's One Day team. In the 3rd ODI against India, he hit 64 off 29 balls, including 30 runs off an Ishant Sharma over, to win the game for Australia.[9] Faulkner hit his maiden ODI century against India on 2 November 2013 in Bengaluru. This is the fastest 100 by any Australian batsman, scored off 57 balls.[10][11]

James Faulkner is the son of Peter Faulkner, who also played first-class cricket for Tasmania.

References

  1. ^ "James Faulkner". cricket.com.au.  
  2. ^ "James Faulkner". Espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  3. ^ Most Wickets. Retrieved 21 March 2011.
  4. ^ "Australia v India scorecard".  
  5. ^ Vijay Lokapally (2013-03-30). "Rajasthan Royals believes in collective performance". The Hindu. Retrieved 2013-08-21. 
  6. ^ Malcolm, Alex. "Tasmania hold on to draw for third Title win". Retrieved 26 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "The Ashes 2013 : Chris Rogers and James Faulkner in Ashes squad". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 2013-08-09. 
  8. ^ Barrett, Chris (21 August 2013). "Tasmania all-rounder James Faulkner to make Test debut".  
  9. ^ Australia steal win with Faulkner blitz
  10. ^ India edge sixathon with Rohit Sharma's 209
  11. ^ Fastest hundreds
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