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Liam Plunkett

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm fast
Played for:
England, Dolphins, Durham Cricket Board, Durham, England A, England XI, Yorkshire, England Under-19, Sylhet Sixers, England Lions, Marylebone Cricket Club, Kerala Kings
Roles played:
Bowler
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
0
Batting:
0
Bowling:
10
Batting:
0
Bowling:
23
Home country:
England
Born:
April 06, 1985, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire

Profile

With all the elements of an all-rounder, Liam Plunkett debuted in first-class cricket for Durham in 2003, and in a couple of years took instant charge of the bowling attack. Injured team-mates Steve Harmison and Mark Davies had left behind big shoes to fill to which Plunkett quickly responded, by claiming 50 wickets in the 2005 season for the first time.

Nicknamed "Pudsy", he was selected for England’s tour to Pakistan in 2005-06 and made his Test and ODI debut in the same tour. In only his second ODI, he showed his batting skills with a decent half century. An injury to Simon Jones granted him his first Test appearance, where he struggled. The Pakistan tour was followed by a tour to India where Plunkett played his second Test and was rather unsuccessful. Later, he was also chosen for the Test series against Sri Lanka where he enjoyed moderate success. A part of England’s Ashes squad in 2006-07, he failed to attract attention in Tests, but rose to prominence in the ODIs with 12 wickets in the series. His impressive performance gave him a place in the 2007 World Cup squad, where he played a few games. 


Fast Facts

  • Liam Plunkett won the NBC Denis Compton Award in 2003 and 2005.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 13 20 238 5 15.86 46.75 0 1 55*
ODI 62 38 516 13 20.64 101.97 0 1 56
T20 14 7 23 2 4.60 115.00 0 0 18
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 13 25 2659 1536 41 5/64 / 37.46 3.46 1 1 0 64
ODI 62 61 3006 2902 96 5/52 / 30.22 5.79 3 1 0 137
T20 14 14 311 383 19 3/21 / 20.15 7.38 0 0 0 10
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 3 0 0
ODI 22 0 2
T20 4 0 0

Career

Span:
Test:
2005-2014
 
ODI:
2005-2017
 
T20:
2006-2017
Test
Debut:
England Vs Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore Stadium), Lahore - Nov 29, 2005
Last played:
England Vs India at Lord's, London - Jul 17, 2014
ODI
Debut:
England Vs Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore Stadium), Lahore - Dec 10, 2005
Last played:
England Vs West Indies at The Rose Bowl, Southampton - Sep 29, 2017
T20
Debut:
England Vs Sri Lanka at The Rose Bowl, Southampton - Jun 15, 2006
Last played:
England Vs West Indies at Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street - Sep 16, 2017
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