Full name William Thomas Stuart Porterfield
Born September 6, 1984, Londonderry
Current age 31 years 268 days
Major teams Ireland, Gloucestershire, Ireland Under-19s, Marylebone Cricket Club, Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers, Warwickshire
Playing role Opening batsman
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
|ODI debut||Scotland v Ireland at Ayr, Aug 5, 2006 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Zimbabwe v Ireland at Harare, Oct 13, 2015 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Ireland v Scotland at Belfast, Aug 2, 2008 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Ireland v Netherlands at Dharamsala, Mar 13, 2016 scorecard|
|First-class debut||Ireland v Namibia at Dublin, May 17-20, 2006 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Ireland v Papua New Guinea at Townsville, Jan 31-Feb 3, 2016 scorecard|
|List A debut||United Arab Emirates v Ireland A at Abu Dhabi, Apr 22, 2006 scorecard|
|Last List A||Zimbabwe v Ireland at Harare, Oct 13, 2015 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Warwickshire v Gloucestershire at Birmingham, Jun 22, 2008 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Warwickshire v Worcestershire at Birmingham, May 27, 2016 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|12||Warwickshire||v Worcs||Birmingham||27 May 2016||T20|
|5||Warwcks 2nd||v Derby 2nd XI||Repton||25 May 2016||Other OD|
|26||Warwickshire||v Notts||Nottingham||20 May 2016||T20|
|1, 0c/0s||Warwcks 2nd||v Durham 2nd||Birmingham||16 May 2016||Other T20|
|81||Warwcks 2nd||v Notts 2nd XI||Birmingham||5 May 2016||Other T20|
|5||Ireland||v Netherlands||Dharamsala||13 Mar 2016||T20I # 533|
|-||Ireland||v Bangladesh||Dharamsala||11 Mar 2016||T20I # 530|
|29||Ireland||v Oman||Dharamsala||9 Mar 2016||T20I # 525|
|31||Ireland||v Zimbabwe||Dharamsala||5 Mar 2016||Other T20|
|75*||Ireland||v Hong Kong||Dharamsala||3 Mar 2016||Other T20|
While others - the likes of Morgan and Joyce and Rankin - have flirted with England, William Porterfield has remained an almost ever-present figure in Ireland's rise in international cricket. His country's top run-scorer in both ODI and T20I cricket, he could yet become Ireland's first Test captain.
While progress has not always been smooth - Porterfield was out to the first ball of both Ireland's World T20 matches in Sri Lanka in 2012 - his time in the side has coincided with some of the country's greatest achievements: the victories over Pakistan and Bangladesh that took Ireland to the Super Eight's of the 2007 World Cup; qualification for the World T20 of 2009; victory over England in the World Cup of 2011 and consistent success in the Intercontinental Cup, which Ireland won in 2008 and 2013.
Porterfield, a left-handed top-order batsman and outstanding fielder in the cordon, captained Ireland at every level from U13 upwards. He took part in the ICC Under-19 World Cup in Bangladesh in 2004 and then spent time at the ICC Winter Training Camp in 2006, later captaining Ireland A that year.
Scoring a century in just his fourth ODI - against Bermuda - he followed it with another in the next game against Kenya and averaged 110 in the World Cricket League. He then contributed a crucial 85 in the 2007 World Cup win over Bangladesh and scored further centuries against Scotland, Bangladesh and England as Ireland continued to press for Full Membership of the ICC. He has led the senior side in both white-ball formats since 2008.
He was signed by Gloucestershire on the back of his 2007 World Cup performances but left to join Warwickshire at the end of the 2010 season. While his form for Warwickshire has been modest - it took four years to register his first Championship century for the club and, going into the 2015 season, his first-class for the side remains below 30 - he has been a valuable member of the side that won the County Championship in 2012, the NatWest T20 Blast in 2014 and reached the final of the Royal London One-Day Cup that same season.
NBC Denis Compton Award 2008
ICC Associate Player of the Year 2009
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Mustafizur Rahman has been a conspicuous success on the field in his first IPL season, but has had to overcome a number of challenges off it, including homesickness and an inability to speak English
T20 has produced a breed of player who with his imagination, athleticism and technical mastery proves that scoring prodigiously and fast does not have to involve massive risk-taking