James Faulkner      

Full name James Peter Faulkner

Born April 29, 1990, Launceston, Tasmania

Current age 26 years 85 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 54 40 18 878 116 39.90 785 111.84 1 4 75 28 15 0
T20Is 19 14 6 141 41* 17.62 125 112.80 0 0 5 5 8 0
First-class 56 84 11 2288 121 31.34 4348 52.62 1 14 230 17 26 0
List A 100 76 25 1670 116 32.74 1793 93.13 1 10 123 44 26 0
Twenty20 132 98 42 1259 73 22.48 984 127.94 0 1 61 50 40 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 54 52 2452 2290 70 4/48 4/48 32.71 5.60 35.0 2 0 0
T20Is 19 19 401 548 27 5/27 5/27 20.29 8.19 14.8 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 100 96 4718 4203 136 4/20 4/20 30.90 5.34 34.6 6 0 0
Twenty20 132 132 2744 3608 154 5/16 5/16 23.42 7.88 17.8 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 West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown, Jun 21, 2016 scorecard
ODI statistics
T20I debut Australia v India at Sydney, Feb 1, 2012 scorecard
Last T20I India v Australia at Mohali, Mar 27, 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 West Indies v Australia at Bridgetown, Jun 21, 2016 scorecard
Twenty20 debut Tasmania v New South Wales at Hobart, Dec 30, 2009 scorecard
Last Twenty20 Gujarat Lions v Delhi Daredevils at Rajkot, May 3, 2016 scorecard
Recent matches
Bat & Bowl Team Opposition Ground Match Date Scorecard
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
1*, 0/32 Australia v South Africa Basseterre 11 Jun 2016 ODI # 3743
7, 0/9 Guj Lions v Daredevils Rajkot 3 May 2016 T20
0/19, 32 Guj Lions v Kings XI Rajkot 1 May 2016 T20
0/22, 9* Guj Lions v Supergiants Pune 29 Apr 2016 T20
22*, 1/23 Guj Lions v Daredevils Delhi 27 Apr 2016 T20
1/40, 7 Guj Lions v Mum Indians Mumbai 16 Apr 2016 T20
0/15 Guj Lions v Supergiants Rajkot 14 Apr 2016 T20
Profile

A bowling allrounder who will 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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May 1, 2016

James Faulkner smacks one onto the leg side, Gujarat Lions v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2016, Rajkot, May 1, 2016

James Faulkner smacks one onto the leg side

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Apr 29, 2016

James Faulkner celebrates after hitting the winning run, Rising Pune Supergiants v Gujarat Lions, IPL 2016, Pune, April 29, 2016

James Faulkner celebrates after hitting the winning run

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Apr 27, 2016

James Faulkner takes a catch to dismiss Sanju Samson, Delhi Daredevils v Gujarat Lions, IPL 2016, Delhi, April 27, 2016

James Faulkner takes a catch to dismiss Sanju Samson

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Country Fixtures Country Results
1st Test: Sri Lanka v Australia at Pallekele
Jul 26-30, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
1st unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Brisbane
Jul 30-Aug 2, 2016
2nd Test: Sri Lanka v Australia at Galle
Aug 4-8, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
2nd unofficial Test: Australia A v Sth Africa A at Townsville
Aug 6-9, 2016
Sth Africa A v NPS at Townsville
Aug 13, 2016
3rd Test: Sri Lanka v Australia at Colombo (SSC)
Aug 13-17, 2016 (10:00 local | 04:30 GMT | 00:30 EDT | 23:30 CDT -1d | 21:30 PDT -1d)
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