James Faulkner      

Full name James Peter Faulkner

Born April 29, 1990, Launceston, Tasmania

Current age 26 years 154 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 59 44 20 908 116 37.83 838 108.35 1 4 76 28 17 0
T20Is 21 15 6 142 41* 15.77 127 111.81 0 0 5 5 10 0
First-class 56 84 11 2288 121 31.34 4348 52.62 1 14 230 17 26 0
List A 105 80 27 1700 116 32.07 1846 92.09 1 10 124 44 28 0
Twenty20 134 99 42 1260 73 22.10 986 127.78 0 1 61 50 42 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 59 57 2724 2486 80 4/38 4/38 31.07 5.47 34.0 3 0 0
T20Is 21 21 449 605 31 5/27 5/27 19.51 8.08 14.4 0 1 0
First-class 56 103 8981 4367 180 5/5 8/97 24.26 2.91 49.8 7 5 0
List A 105 101 4990 4399 146 4/20 4/20 30.13 5.28 34.1 7 0 0
Twenty20 134 134 2792 3665 158 5/16 5/16 23.19 7.87 17.6 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 Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele, Sep 4, 2016 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 Western Australia v Tasmania at Perth, Dec 6-9, 2015 scorecard
List A debut Tasmania v Queensland at Hobart, Dec 14, 2008 scorecard
Last List A Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele, Sep 4, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Tasmania v New South Wales at Hobart, Dec 30, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (RPS), Sep 9, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
3/19, 1 Australia v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 9 Sep 2016 T20I # 567
1/38 Australia v Sri Lanka Pallekele 6 Sep 2016 T20I # 565
1/30, 8* Australia v Sri Lanka Pallekele 4 Sep 2016 ODI # 3776
0/39 Australia v Sri Lanka Dambulla 31 Aug 2016 ODI # 3774
2/44, 4 Australia v Sri Lanka Dambulla 28 Aug 2016 ODI # 3772
3/45, 13 Australia v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 24 Aug 2016 ODI # 3769
4/38, 5* Australia v Sri Lanka Colombo (RPS) 21 Aug 2016 ODI # 3768
2/56 Australia v West Indies Bridgetown 21 Jun 2016 ODI # 3752
- Australia v South Africa Bridgetown 19 Jun 2016 ODI # 3750
4*, 1/31 Australia v West Indies Basseterre 13 Jun 2016 ODI # 3745
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.
ESPNcricinfo staff

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Sep 9, 2016

James Faulkner was run out with the spinners creating some panic, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd T20I, Colombo, September 9, 2016

James Faulkner was run out with Sri Lanka's spinners creating some panic

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Sep 9, 2016

James Faulkner caught Dinesh Chandimal off his own bowling, Sri Lanka v Australia, 2nd T20I, Colombo, September 9, 2016

James Faulkner caught Dinesh Chandimal off his own bowling

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Sep 6, 2016

James Faulkner removed Dhananjaya de Silva for 12, Sri Lanka v Australia, 1st T20I, Pallekele, September 6, 2016

James Faulkner removed Dhananjaya de Silva for 12

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st ODI: South Africa v Australia at Centurion
Sep 30, 2016 (13:30 local | 11:30 GMT | 07:30 EDT | 06:30 CDT | 04:30 PDT)
Queensland v CA XI at Brisbane
Oct 1, 2016 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT -1d | 19:30 EDT -1d | 18:30 CDT -1d | 16:30 PDT -1d)
West Aust v South Aust at Perth
Oct 2, 2016 (11:30 local | 03:30 GMT | 23:30 EDT -1d | 22:30 CDT -1d | 20:30 PDT -1d)
2nd ODI: South Africa v Australia at Johannesburg
Oct 2, 2016 (10:00 local | 08:00 GMT | 04:00 EDT | 03:00 CDT | 01:00 PDT)
Tasmania v Queensland at Brisbane
Oct 3, 2016 (09:30 local | 23:30 GMT -1d | 19:30 EDT -1d | 18:30 CDT -1d | 16:30 PDT -1d)
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