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James Hopes

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium
Played for:
Australia, Queensland, Punjab, Delhi, Australia Under-19, Pune, Brisbane Heat
Roles played:
AllRounder
Home country:
Australia
Born:
October 24, 1978, Townsville, Queensland

Profile

He may not be as talented as some of the other Australian all-rounders who have graced the game, but in James Hopes is a cricketer who gives his hundred percent and is ever ready to put up his hand when the team needs him the most.

An ‘Emerging Queensland Player’ at 13, Hopes played for the underage sides before graduating into Australia’s Under-19 team and showcased a brilliant 1998 Youth World Cup with an average close to 50. He made his first-class debut for Queensland in 2001 and following a brilliant 2004 season in which he scored seven hundreds, played his first ODI for Australia against New Zealand in 2005. He scalped Craig McMillan on debut but a poor run in the VB series where he struggled to pick wickets led to his dropping. Though, Watson’s injury retained his place for the Bangladesh and India tours. After the all-rounder’s return, Hopes once again struggled to cement his place in the side but since 2007, has regularly featured in the Aussie ODI side. He has also made several crucial contributions, the most notable of them being the 57 off 26 balls against the West Indies and a five-wicket haul against Ireland which saved Australia from an ignominious defeat.

Nicknamed “Catfish”, Hopes is an aggressive batsman in the lower middle-order, whose bowling has decent pace but lacks the sting to be a front-line speedster. Throughout his career, Hopes has had to fight for his place in side, especially in the presence of other promising youngsters.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 84 61 1326 8 25.01 93.71 0 3 63*
T20 12 7 105 2 21 107.14 0 0 30
IPL 21 19 417 3 26.06 136.27 0 4 71
CLT20 3 3 61 0 20.33 91.04 0 0 37
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 84 75 3157 2384 67 5/14 / 35.58 4.53 0 1 0 30
T20 12 12 222 283 10 2/26 / 28.3 7.64 0 0 0 6
IPL 21 20 360 548 14 2/2 / 39.14 9.13 0 0 0 9
CLT20 3 3 36 43 0 0/7 / - 7.16 0 0 0 3
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 25 0 4
T20 3 0 0
IPL 6 0 0
  Matches Won Lost Tie No Result Win percentage
IPL 3 0 2 0 1 0
CLT20 3 0 3 0 0 0

Career

Span:
ODI:
2005-2010
 
T20:
2005-2010
 
IPL:
2008-2011
 
CLT20:
2013-2013
ODI
Debut:
Australia Vs New Zealand at Basin Reserve, Wellington - Mar 01, 2005
Last played:
Australia Vs India at ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam - Oct 20, 2010
T20
Debut:
Australia Vs New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland - Feb 17, 2005
Last played:
Australia Vs Pakistan at Edgbaston, Birmingham - Jul 06, 2010
IPL
Debut:
Punjab Vs Chennai at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali - Chandigarh - Apr 19, 2008
Last played:
Delhi Vs Pune at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - May 21, 2011
CLT20
Debut:
Brisbane Heat Vs Trinidad and Tobago at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi - Sep 22, 2013
Last played:
Brisbane Heat Vs Chennai at JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi - Sep 28, 2013
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