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Luke Wright

Batting style:
Right Handed bat
Bowling style:
Right-arm medium fast
Played for:
England, Auckland, England A, England XI, Leicestershire Cricket Board, Leicestershire, Wellington, England Under-19, Sussex, Pune, Melbourne Stars, Dhaka Gladiators, Impi, England Lions, Abahani Limited
Roles played:
AllRounder
ICC Rank:
Batting:
53
Bowling:
91
Home country:
England
Born:
March 07, 1985, Grantham, Lincolnshire

Profile

Touted as a potential replacement for Andrew Flintoff, Luke Wright has carried a great deal of expectation on his shoulders since the former’s retirement. Due to his explosive middle-order batting and medium-fast bowling he has established himself as a regular in the England limited-overs side since his debut in 2007.

While being part of England A and U-19 teams, it has been at Sussex that Wright has truly shone. In 2004 he scored a first-class century in his first match for the county. He was the leading run-scorer in England's domestic Twenty20 Cup in 2007, catching the attention of the national selectors, who then picked him for ODIs against India. His start internationally was challenging as he was tried out in different batting positions: as an opener and down the order. He also played in the 2007 T20 World Cup, although he, and England, did not have a great tournament. But in 2010, he was a crucial contributor to England’s first ever ICC triumph, with some valuable runs and impressive seam bowling. He was picked to play for Pune in the fifth edition of the IPL in 2012 but returned to England halfway due to injury. Later that year, he was included in England’s T20I squad for the World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka.
 


Fast Facts

  • Luke Wright won the Denis Compton Award for promising young cricketers in 2002, 04, 05, 07.
  • He was the leading run-scorer in the domestic 2007 Twenty20 Cup with 346 runs.


Statistics

Show:
  Matches Innings Runs NO Avg. SR 100's 50's HS
ODI 50 39 707 4 20.20 86.21 0 2 52
T20 51 44 759 4 18.97 137.00 0 4 99*
IPL 7 6 106 1 21.20 176.66 0 0 44
CLT20 1 1 19 0 19.00 158.33 0 0 19
  Matches Innings Balls Runs Wickets BBI BBM Avg. Econ. 4w 5w 10w Extras
ODI 50 37 1038 884 15 2/34 / 58.93 5.10 0 0 0 18
T20 51 23 330 465 18 2/24 / 25.83 8.45 0 0 0 12
IPL 7 6 71 124 2 1/12 / 62.00 10.47 0 0 0 4
CLT20 1 1 6 8 0 0/8 / - 8.00 0 0 0 0
  Catches Stumpings Runouts
ODI 18 0 1
T20 14 0 3
IPL 2 0 1

Career

Span:
ODI:
2007-2014
 
T20:
2007-2014
 
IPL:
2012-2013
 
CLT20:
2009-2009
ODI
Debut:
England Vs India at Kennington Oval (The Oval), London - Sep 05, 2007
Last played:
England Vs West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua - Mar 02, 2014
T20
Debut:
England Vs Zimbabwe at Newlands, Cape Town - Sep 13, 2007
Last played:
England Vs West Indies at Kensington Oval, Bridgetown, Barbados - Mar 11, 2014
IPL
Debut:
Pune Vs Delhi at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune - Apr 24, 2012
Last played:
Pune Vs Delhi at Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium, Pune - May 19, 2013
CLT20
Debut:
Sussex Vs Diamond Eagles at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 13, 2009
Last played:
Sussex Vs Diamond Eagles at Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi - Oct 13, 2009
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