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James Franklin

Batting style:
Left Handed bat
Bowling style:
Left-arm medium
Played for:
New Zealand, Essex, Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, NZ Academy, North Island, New Zealand A, Wellington, Mumbai, New Zealand Under-19, Adelaide Strikers, Uva Next, Guyana Amazon Warriors
Roles played:
AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
0
Bowling:
54
Batting:
83
Bowling:
95
Home country:
New Zealand
Born:
November 07, 1980, Wellington

Profile

In a country where patience runs low, especially when it comes to fast bowlers, it is no surprise that despite toiling for over a decade, James Franklin still continues to remain a fringe player in the New Zealand set up.

Franklin debuted for Wellington in the 1998-99 season before a hurried call-up to the ODI side in 2001 when an injury crisis robbed the Black Caps of several of their key pace men. He had an average debut in the shorter format with two wickets in his five overs against Zimbabwe and just months later he made a forgettable Test debut against Pakistan. Not impressed by his abilities in the longer format, selectors continued playing him in ODIs, but following a poor 2002 Sharjah Cup in which he failed to pick even a single wicket, he was sacked, only to return in 2004 as a replacement for the injured Shane Bond.

During this period, the speedster worked both on his batting and his swing bowling and the efforts were visible. His fine returns for both club Glamorgan and country - including a Test ton against the South Africans - earned him a place in New Zealand’s 2007 World Cup side. Over the past few years, Franklin has been in and out of the side with the axe always seeming to following him like a shadow. However, failures haven’t deterred this left-arm seamer who continues to come up with performances which keep him in the loop of New Zealand cricket. He was roped in by the Mumbai for the third IPL edition in 2010, after he displayed flashes of his talent on New Zealand’s tour of India earlier that year.


Fast Facts

  • James Franklin became the second Kiwi player to have taken a hat-trick in Tests.
  • He was New Zealand's 'Almanack Player of the Year' in 2006.
  • Franklin also became the first player to take a wicket of the first legitimate delivery of World Cup debut, a feat which he achieved in the 2007 opener against England.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
Test 31 46 808 7 20.71 37.35 1 2 122*
ODI 110 80 1270 27 23.96 76.92 0 4 98*
T20 38 31 463 8 20.13 118.41 0 2 60
IPL 20 16 327 5 29.72 108.63 0 1 79
CLT20 5 5 107 1 26.75 98.16 0 0 42*
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
Test 31 54 4767 2786 82 6/119 / 33.97 3.50 6 3 0 119
ODI 110 97 3848 3354 81 5/42 / 41.40 5.22 0 1 0 165
T20 38 26 327 417 20 4/15 / 20.85 7.65 1 0 0 10
IPL 20 15 151 220 9 2/18 / 24.44 8.74 0 0 0 4
CLT20 5 4 48 43 3 2/16 / 14.33 5.37 0 0 0 5
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
Test 12 0 2
ODI 26 0 6
T20 13 0 1
IPL 6 0 0
CLT20 0 0 1

Career

Span:
Test:
2001-2013
 
ODI:
2001-2013
 
T20:
2006-2013
 
IPL:
2011-2012
 
CLT20:
2011-2011
Test
Debut:
New Zealand Vs Pakistan at Eden Park, Auckland - Mar 08, 2001
Last played:
New Zealand Vs South Africa at Newlands, Cape Town - Jan 02, 2013
ODI
Debut:
New Zealand Vs Zimbabwe at Owen Delany Park, Taupo - Jan 02, 2001
Last played:
New Zealand Vs England at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff - Jun 16, 2013
T20
Debut:
New Zealand Vs West Indies at Eden Park, Auckland - Feb 16, 2006
Last played:
New Zealand Vs England at The Oval, London - Jun 27, 2013
IPL
Debut:
Mumbai Vs Delhi at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Apr 10, 2011
Last played:
Mumbai Vs Chennai at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - May 23, 2012
CLT20
Debut:
Mumbai Vs Trinidad and Tobago at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru - Sep 26, 2011
Last played:
Mumbai Vs Bangalore at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai - Oct 09, 2011
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