James Faulkner      

Full name James Peter Faulkner

Born April 29, 1990, Launceston, Tasmania

Current age 26 years 270 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 64 47 20 945 116 35.00 884 106.90 1 4 79 28 19 0
T20Is 21 15 6 142 41* 15.77 127 111.81 0 0 5 5 10 0
First-class 59 89 12 2516 121 32.67 4875 51.61 2 15 253 17 26 0
List A 112 85 27 1788 116 30.82 1928 92.73 1 10 131 46 31 0
Twenty20 138 103 43 1306 73 21.76 1030 126.79 0 1 61 52 46 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 64 62 2972 2710 90 4/32 4/32 30.11 5.47 33.0 4 0 0
T20Is 21 21 449 605 31 5/27 5/27 19.51 8.08 14.4 0 1 0
First-class 59 109 9347 4565 186 5/5 8/97 24.54 2.93 50.2 7 5 0
List A 112 107 5280 4665 157 4/20 4/20 29.71 5.30 33.6 8 0 0
Twenty20 138 138 2864 3754 159 5/16 5/16 23.61 7.86 18.0 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 Australia v Pakistan at Perth, Jan 19, 2017 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v India at Sydney, Feb 1, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Sep 9, 2016 scorecard
T20I statistics
First-class debut Tasmania v Queensland at Hobart, Dec 16-19, 2008 scorecard
Last First-class Tasmania v New South Wales at Hobart, Nov 26-29, 2016 scorecard
List A debut Tasmania v Queensland at Hobart, Dec 14, 2008 scorecard
Last List A Australia v Pakistan at Perth, Jan 19, 2017 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Tasmania v New South Wales at Hobart, Dec 30, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars at Melbourne (Docklands), Jan 7, 2017 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
0/62 Australia v Pakistan Perth 19 Jan 2017 ODI # 3820
19, 2/35 Australia v Pakistan Melbourne 15 Jan 2017 ODI # 3818
5, 4/32 Australia v Pakistan Brisbane 13 Jan 2017 ODI # 3817
9, 0/21 Melb Stars v Melb Reneg Melbourne (Docklands) 7 Jan 2017 T20
12, 0/25 Melb Stars v Syd Thunder Sydney 4 Jan 2017 T20
1/19, 25 Melb Stars v Melb Reneg Melbourne 1 Jan 2017 T20
0/24, 0* Melb Stars v Hurricanes Hobart 26 Dec 2016 T20
13, 2/26 Australia v New Zealand Melbourne 9 Dec 2016 ODI # 3813
2/69 Australia v New Zealand Canberra 6 Dec 2016 ODI # 3812
2/35, 6, 1/26, 100* Tasmania v NSW Hobart 26 Nov 2016 FC
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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Jan 19, 2017

James Faulkner makes a despairing appeal for lbw, Australia v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Perth, January 19, 2017

James Faulkner makes a despairing appeal for lbw

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Jan 19, 2017

James Faulkner loads up to deliver, Australia v Pakistan, 3rd ODI, Perth, January 19, 2017

James Faulkner loads up to deliver

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Jan 15, 2017

James Faulkner exults after dismissing Sharjeel Khan, Australia v Pakistan, 2nd ODI, Melbourne, January 15, 2017

James Faulkner exults after dismissing Sharjeel Khan

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Country Fixtures Country Results
2nd Semi-Final: Heat v Syd Sixers at Brisbane
Jan 25, 2017 (18:40 local | 08:40 GMT | 03:40 EST | 02:40 CST | 00:40 PST)
5th ODI: Australia v Pakistan at Adelaide
Jan 26, 2017 (13:50 local | 03:20 GMT | 22:20 EST -1d | 21:20 CST -1d | 19:20 PST -1d)
Final: Scorchers Wm v TBA at Perth
Jan 28, 2017 (10:45 local | 02:45 GMT | 21:45 EST -1d | 20:45 CST -1d | 18:45 PST -1d)
Final: Scorchers v TBA at Perth
Jan 28, 2017 (16:15 local | 08:15 GMT | 03:15 EST | 02:15 CST | 00:15 PST)
1st ODI: New Zealand v Australia at Auckland
Jan 30, 2017 (11:00 local | 22:00 GMT -1d | 17:00 EST -1d | 16:00 CST -1d | 14:00 PST -1d)
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