Full name Jacob Timothy Ball
Born March 14, 1991, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Current age 25 years 312 days
Major teams England, England Under-19s, Nottinghamshire, Nottinghamshire 2nd XI
Playing role Bowler
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
|Test debut||England v Pakistan at Lord's, Jul 14-17, 2016 scorecard|
|Last Test||India v England at Chennai, Dec 16-20, 2016 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Bangladesh v England at Dhaka, Oct 7, 2016 scorecard|
|Last ODI||India v England at Cuttack, Jan 19, 2017 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Marylebone Cricket Club v Nottinghamshire at Abu Dhabi, Mar 27-29, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||India v England at Chennai, Dec 16-20, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||Sussex v Nottinghamshire at Hove, Sep 7, 2009 scorecard|
|Last List A||India v England at Cuttack, Jan 19, 2017 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Lancashire v Nottinghamshire at Manchester, Jul 10, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Nottinghamshire v Northamptonshire at Birmingham, Aug 20, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|0/80||England||v India||Cuttack||19 Jan 2017||ODI # 3821|
|3/67||England||v India||Pune||15 Jan 2017||ODI # 3819|
|1/46||England XI||v India A||Mumbai (BS)||12 Jan 2017||Other OD|
|2/61||England XI||v India A||Mumbai (BS)||10 Jan 2017||LA|
|12, 0/93, 0||England||v India||Chennai||16 Dec 2016||Test # 2241|
|31, 1/47, 2||England||v India||Mumbai||8 Dec 2016||Test # 2239|
|0/1||England XI||v BCB XI||Chittagong||14 Oct 2016||Other|
|0/44||England||v Bangladesh||Chittagong||12 Oct 2016||ODI # 3794|
|2/44, 28||England||v Bangladesh||Dhaka||9 Oct 2016||ODI # 3793|
|5/51||England||v Bangladesh||Dhaka||7 Oct 2016||ODI # 3791|
Jake Ball's reputation as a fast bowler of promise was cemented in 2015 when he was one of a group of young fast bowlers called up for an England Development Programme fast bowling camp and given a place on an England Lions tour of Pakistan. His breakthrough season had brought 39 Championship wickets, allied to a late-order penchant for six hitting. The rise continued early in the 2016 season when he was handed a maiden Test call-up.
The nephew of Bruce French, the former Nottinghamshire and England wicket-keeper, Ball is a former England Under-19 international. He made his Nottinghamshire debut at the end of the 2009 season, against Sussex in a Pro40 match at Hove. Bowling right-arm medium-pace, he claimed Rory Hamilton-Brown as his first senior wicket but when he batted he was out first ball as Dwayne Smith completed a hat-trick.
He played in two Under-19 Test matches in 2010, taking 5 for 64 in the second innings against Sri Lanka at Scarborough, to set up an England win. He made his first class debut for Nottinghamshire in the Champion County v MCC match in Abu Dhabi in March 2011, taking 3 for 72 in the second innings. Most of his county cricket so far has been in the one-day, in which he impressed enough in 2012 to be named Nottinghamshire's Young Player of the Year and be awarded a one-year contract extension.
Ball's biggest impact in the early part of his Nottinghamshire career came in the semifinal of the YB40 in 2013 when he took 4 for 25, his best figures in senior cricket, as Somerset were beaten by some distance. Ball missed the final because of a back injury but could at least watch with satisfaction from afar as Notts brished aside Glamorgan to claim their fist piece of one-day silverware for more than 20 years.
After his 2014 season was disrupted by a broken foot his continued success in white-ball cricket in 2015 earned him a first call-up to the England Lions squad.
Some of the reactions on Twitter to Virat Kohli's record-equalling hundred during India's chase in Pune
In the past week, we have seen two shots that left us awestruck: Virat Kohli's jab that sailed over midwicket and Najibullah Zadran's six over the extra-cover boundary despite slipping in the process. Will either of the two top this compilation?
Stats highlights from the first ODI between India and England in Pune
Kedar Jadhav battled physical exertion and pain as he played the innings of his life, but there could not have been a better balm to soothe those pains than watching his team go the distance
Transitions in leadership are very much a talking point at the moment. India's ODI handover had hallmarks of the old and new ways
Currently, Ajinkya Rahane doesn't quite have the body of work in ODIs that merit his inclusion. What can he do to press for selection in the Champions Trophy?
Australia's selectors are set to announce the squad for the Test series in India on Sunday
The shot Shakib Al Hasan played to be dismissed on day five at Basin Reserve defies explanation. It also prompts a few questions
Kohli's India were unstoppable, so were Faf's South Africa