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James Faulkner      

Full name James Peter Faulkner

Born April 29, 1990, Launceston, Tasmania

Current age 26 years 360 days

Major teams Australia, Australia A, Australia Under-19s, Gujarat Lions, Kings XI Punjab, Lancashire, Launceston, Melbourne Stars, Pune Warriors, Rajasthan Royals, Tasmania, Tasmania Second XI, Tasmania Under-19s

Playing role Bowling allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium

Height 1.86 m

Relation Father - PI Faulkner

James Peter Faulkner
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 45 23 22.50 43 104.65 0 0 4 1 0 0
ODIs 67 50 21 988 116 34.06 948 104.21 1 4 82 28 20 0
T20Is 24 18 7 159 41* 14.45 138 115.21 0 0 7 5 11 0
First-class 62 94 12 2565 121 31.28 5034 50.95 2 15 257 17 26 0
List A 115 88 28 1831 116 30.51 1992 91.91 1 10 134 46 32 0
Twenty20 142 107 45 1327 73 21.40 1043 127.22 0 1 63 52 48 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
Tests 1 2 166 98 6 4/51 6/98 16.33 3.54 27.6 1 0 0
ODIs 67 65 3116 2858 95 4/32 4/32 30.08 5.50 32.8 4 0 0
T20Is 24 24 515 684 36 5/27 5/27 19.00 7.96 14.3 0 1 0
First-class 62 114 9713 4737 190 5/5 8/97 24.93 2.92 51.1 7 5 0
List A 115 110 5424 4813 162 4/20 4/20 29.70 5.32 33.4 8 0 0
Twenty20 142 142 2954 3871 165 5/16 5/16 23.46 7.86 17.9 1 3 0
Career statistics
Only Test England v Australia at The Oval, Aug 21-25, 2013 scorecard
Test statistics
ODI debut Australia v West Indies at Perth, Feb 1, 2013 scorecard
Last ODI New Zealand v Australia at Hamilton, Feb 5, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v India at Sydney, Feb 1, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Sri Lanka at Adelaide, Feb 22, 2017 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Tasmania v Queensland at Hobart, Dec 16-19, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Tasmania v Queensland at Hobart, Mar 7-9, 2017 scorecard
List A debut Tasmania v Queensland at Hobart, Dec 14, 2008 scorecard
Last List A New Zealand v Australia at Hamilton, Feb 5, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Tasmania v New South Wales at Hobart, Dec 30, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Kolkata Knight Riders v Gujarat Lions at Kolkata, Apr 21, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
1/38, 4* Guj Lions v KKR Kolkata 21 Apr 2017 T20
0, 1/38, 8 Tasmania v Queensland Hobart 7 Mar 2017 FC
2/45, 10, 0/21 Tasmania v NSW Wollongong 25 Feb 2017 FC
2, 3/20 Australia v Sri Lanka Adelaide 22 Feb 2017 T20I # 598
1, 2/32 Australia v Sri Lanka Geelong 19 Feb 2017 T20I # 597
14*, 0/27 Australia v Sri Lanka Melbourne 17 Feb 2017 T20I # 596
0, 1/59, 31, 0/9 Tasmania v West Aust Hobart 10 Feb 2017 FC
3/59, 0 Australia v New Zealand Hamilton 5 Feb 2017 ODI # 3832
1/29, 25 Australia v New Zealand Auckland 30 Jan 2017 ODI # 3829
18*, 1/60 Australia v Pakistan Adelaide 26 Jan 2017 ODI # 3826
Profile

A bowling allrounder who will not back down from a contest, James Faulkner has also established a reputation as Australia's finisher with the bat in limited-overs chases. His cool head under pressure has won matches for Australia many times, and notably he was Man of the Match in the 2015 World Cup final triumph over New Zealand. On that occasion it was his bowling that earned him the honour, his 3 for 36 restricting New Zealand to a very gettable 183. His variations - slow balls and cutters especially - make him a dangerous bowler in the short forms and against Pakistan at the 2016 World T20 he became the first Australian to take a five-wicket haul in a T20 international. Faulkner made his Test debut in the dead rubber at The Oval on the 2013 Ashes tour and claimed six wickets, but has struggled to squeeze back into the side since then. Later that year he plundered his first ODI century - 116 off 73 balls - in a loss to India in Bangalore, in a game that will be more remembered for Rohit Sharma's 209. At domestic level, Faulkner was Tasmania's best player during a period of great success for the state. His breakout season in 2010-11 - he collected 36 Sheffield Shield wickets at 17.72 - coincided with the Tigers winning the Shield for the second time. The following two summers brought the consistent Faulkner wicket tallies of 36 and 39 and he helped the Tigers reach the Shield final in 2011-12 and win it in 2012-13 - he was Man of the Match in that final. His importance for Tasmania during those three seasons cannot be underestimated and in 2012-13 he won his third consecutive Ricky Ponting Medal as Tasmania's best player. Faulkner, whose father Peter also played for Tasmania, signed with his fourth IPL team - Gujarat Lions - for the 2016 season.
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Apr 21, 2017

James Faulkner exults after dismissing Gautam Gambhir, Kolkata Knight Riders v Gujarat Lions, IPL 2017, Kolkata, April 21, 2017

James Faulkner exults after dismissing Gautam Gambhir

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Apr 21, 2017

James Faulkner positions himself underneath the ball, Kolkata Knight Riders v Gujarat Lions, IPL 2017, Kolkata, April 21, 2017

James Faulkner positions himself underneath the ball

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Feb 22, 2017

James Faulkner rejoices after taking a wicket, Australia v Sri Lanka, 3rd T20 International, Adelaide, February 22, 2017

James Faulkner rejoices after taking a wicket

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Results
Tasmania v NSW at Hobart - Mar 17-21, 2011
Tasmania won by 7 wickets
South Aust v Tasmania at Adelaide - Mar 10-13, 2011
Tasmania won by 4 wickets
NSW v West Aust at Sydney - Mar 10-13, 2011
NSW won by 3 wickets
Queensland v Victoria at Brisbane - Mar 10-12, 2011
Queensland won by an innings and 3 runs
Qld U23s v WA U23s at Brisbane - Mar 8-10, 2011
Qld U23s won by 24 runs
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