James Hopes      

Full name James Redfern Hopes

Born October 24, 1978, Townsville, Queensland

Current age 37 years 216 days

Major teams Australia, Brisbane Heat, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab, Pune Warriors, Queensland

Nickname Catfish

Playing role Allrounder

Batting style Right-hand bat

Bowling style Right-arm medium

Height 1.80 m

James Redfern Hopes
Batting and fielding averages
Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave BF SR 100 50 4s 6s Ct St
ODIs 84 61 8 1326 63* 25.01 1415 93.71 0 3 123 6 25 0
T20Is 12 7 2 105 30 21.00 98 107.14 0 0 7 1 3 0
First-class 108 175 5 5402 146 31.77 5 34 48 0
List A 209 169 19 3800 115 25.33 4408 86.20 2 16 53 0
Twenty20 93 79 14 1468 71 22.58 1183 124.09 0 10 167 22 22 0
Bowling averages
Mat Inns Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10
ODIs 84 75 3157 2384 67 5/14 5/14 35.58 4.53 47.1 0 1 0
T20Is 12 12 222 283 10 2/26 2/26 28.30 7.64 22.2 0 0 0
First-class 108 19436 8026 301 6/40 26.66 2.47 64.5 16 11 0
List A 209 9128 6976 228 5/14 5/14 30.59 4.58 40.0 8 2 0
Twenty20 93 89 1702 2255 67 3/23 3/23 33.65 7.94 25.4 0 0 0
Career statistics
ODI debut New Zealand v Australia at Wellington, Mar 1, 2005 scorecard
Last ODI India v Australia at Visakhapatnam, Oct 20, 2010 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut New Zealand v Australia at Auckland, Feb 17, 2005 scorecard
Last T20I Australia v Pakistan at Birmingham, Jul 6, 2010 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut 2001/02
Last First-class Queensland v Western Australia at Brisbane, Mar 15-17, 2016 scorecard
List A debut 2000/01
Last List A Queensland v New South Wales at Sydney, Oct 16, 2015 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Australia A v Pakistanis at Adelaide, Jan 13, 2005 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Melbourne Stars v Brisbane Heat at Melbourne, Jan 14, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
29, 3/60, 45 Queensland v West Aust Brisbane 15 Mar 2016 FC
36, 1/29, 1, 4/43 Queensland v Victoria Brisbane 5 Mar 2016 FC
0/51, 37*, 0/12, 10 Queensland v West Aust Perth 25 Feb 2016 FC
2/66, 94, 1/29 Queensland v Tasmania Brisbane 14 Feb 2016 FC
22*, 1/55, 40, 2/20 Queensland v South Aust Adelaide 3 Feb 2016 FC
0/17 Queensland XI v Ireland Brisbane 24 Jan 2016 Other
2*, 0/17 Heat v Melb Stars Melbourne 14 Jan 2016 T20
3, 1/31 Heat v Syd Sixers Sydney 10 Jan 2016 T20
14*, 0/34 Heat v Strikers Brisbane 8 Jan 2016 T20
1/33 Heat v Syd Thunder Brisbane 3 Jan 2016 T20
Profile

An allrounder who combined brisk medium-pace with aggressive and versatile batting, James Hopes was the most prolific wicket taker in the Sheffield Shield in the decade up to his retirement in 2015-16. A bowler of Scrooge-like thrift, he gave batsmen precious few scoring opportunities, and his accuracy and ability to shape the ball meant he was always a threat. He could bat anywhere in the order but No.6 to 7 was most typical, and he was constantly chipping in with fifties or better. Never one to seek the spotlight, Hopes was nonetheless a fine leader and captained Queensland to the Sheffield Shield title in 2011-12, and back-to-back one-day triumphs in 2012-13 and 2013-14. A hard-worker who was always loyal to his home state, he never played first-class cricket for anyone but Queensland and Australia A. Hopes never quite made it to Test cricket but played 84 ODIs and 12 T20s for Australia, and at his peak was in the top 10 of the ICC's one-day international bowling rankings. But Hopes was often viewed, unfairly, as expendable in the ODI set-up, and was left out of both the 2007 and 2011 World Cup squads. He spent the remainder of his career piling up wickets in state cricket, and broke the record for most wickets in Australia's one-day domestic competition, with 155 at 27.32.
Brydon Coverdale

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Jan 10, 2016

James Hopes removes the bails to dismiss Sean Abbott, Sydney Sixers v Brisbane Heat, BBL 2015-16, Sydney, January 10, 2016

James Hopes removes the bails to dismiss Sean Abbott

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Jan 3, 2016

James Hopes sends one down, Brisbane Heat v Sydney Thunder, BBL 2015-16, Brisbane, January 3, 2016

James Hopes sends one down

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Mar 5, 2014

James Hopes picked up six wickets to bundle Western Australia out for 175, Queensland v Western Australia, Sheffield Shield, Brisbane, 3rd day, March 5, 2014

James Hopes picked up six wickets to bundle Western Australia out for 175

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Notes

First-class debut: Queensland v Western Australia in Perth, 2001-02
List A Debut: Queensland v Victoria at Brisbane, 2000-01
Australia Under-19s 1997-98
Commonwealth Bank Cricket Academy 1998

Tournament Results
Scorchers v Hurricanes at Perth - Feb 7, 2014
Scorchers won by 39 runs
Syd Sixers v Scorchers at Sydney - Feb 5, 2014
Scorchers won by 5 runs (D/L method)
Melb Stars v Hurricanes at Melbourne - Feb 4, 2014
Hurricanes won by 7 wickets (with 11 balls remaining)
Melb Stars v Scorchers at Melbourne - Jan 27, 2014
Melb Stars won by 20 runs
Syd Thunder v Syd Sixers at Sydney - Jan 25, 2014
Syd Sixers won by 8 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
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