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Liam Plunkett

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium fast
Played for:
England, Dolphins, Durham Cricket Board, Durham, England A, Yorkshire, England Under-19, England Lions
Roles played:
Bowler
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 9 13 126 2 11.45 39.62 0 0 44*
ODI 29 25 315 10 21 83.33 0 1 56
T20 1 0 0 - 0 0 0
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 9 17 1538 916 23 3/17 / 39.82 3.57 0 0 0 46
ODI 29 29 1363 1321 39 3/24 / 33.87 5.81 0 0 0 88
T20 1 1 24 37 1 1/37 / 37 9.25 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 3 0 0
ODI 7 0 1

Career

Span:
Test:
2005-2007
 
ODI:
2005-2011
 
T20:
2006-2006
Test
Debut:
England Vs Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore Stadium), Lahore - Nov 29, 2005
Last played:
England Vs West Indies at Old Trafford, Manchester - Jun 07, 2007
ODI
Debut:
England Vs Pakistan at Gaddafi Stadium (Lahore Stadium), Lahore - Dec 10, 2005
Last played:
England Vs Australia at W.A.C.A. Ground, Perth - Feb 06, 2011
T20
Debut:
England Vs Sri Lanka at The Rose Bowl, Southampton - Jun 15, 2006
Last played:
England Vs Sri Lanka at The Rose Bowl, Southampton - Jun 15, 2006
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