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Full name Michael Alexander Carberry
Born September 29, 1980, Croydon, Surrey
Current age 34 years 56 days
Major teams England, England Lions, Hampshire, Kent, Marylebone Cricket Club, Surrey, Surrey Cricket Board
Batting style Left-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Height 5 ft 11 in
Education St John Rigby College
|Test debut||Bangladesh v England at Chittagong, Mar 12-16, 2010 scorecard|
|Last Test||Australia v England at Sydney, Jan 3-5, 2014 scorecard|
|ODI debut||Ireland v England at Dublin, Sep 3, 2013 scorecard|
|Last ODI||England v Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street, May 25, 2014 scorecard|
|Only T20I||England v Sri Lanka at The Oval, May 20, 2014 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Hampshire v Leicestershire at Southampton, Aug 31-Sep 3, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||1999|
|Last List A||Hampshire v Yorkshire at Southampton, Aug 21, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Kent v Hampshire at Beckenham, Jun 16, 2003 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Hampshire v Lancashire at Birmingham, Aug 23, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|110||Hampshire||v Leics||Southampton||31 Aug 2014||FC|
|10||Hampshire||v Lancashire||Birmingham||23 Aug 2014||T20|
|0||Hampshire||v Yorkshire||Southampton||21 Aug 2014||LA|
|39, 81||Hampshire||v Kent||Canterbury||15 Aug 2014||FC|
|8||Hampshire||v Essex||Chelmsford||13 Aug 2014||LA|
|30*||Hampshire||v Worcs||Southampton||11 Aug 2014||LA|
|21||Hampshire||v Northants||Southampton||8 Aug 2014||LA|
|61||Hampshire||v Leics||Southampton||6 Aug 2014||LA|
|31||Hampshire||v Notts||Nottingham||3 Aug 2014||T20|
|55||Hampshire||v Derbyshire||Derby||26 Jul 2014||LA|
Michael Carberry appeared to have established himself as 'next cab off the rank' behind England's well established opening pair of Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook when he made his Test debut (in place of the resting Strauss) against Bangladesh in early 2010. But In November of that year he was ruled out of the England Performance Programme trip to Australia after suffering a blood clot in his lung and it looked for a time as though his career might be over. He recovered and fought his way back into the England Test side for the tour of Australia in 2013 but a 5-0 defeat put Carberry's future in doubt.
Carberry missed the first three months of the 2011 season but then returned to the Hampshire side with startling effect: he scored an unbeaten 300 during a Championship match against Yorkshire and shared in a third-wicket partnership of 523 with Neil McKenzie. Following his illness he was unable to take long-haul flights but he remained on England's radar with the selectors naming him in their Lions side to face the touring West Indies in May 2012.
Much earlier, his decision to move to Hampshire, after becoming frustrated with a lack of opportunities at Kent and Surrey, where he made just one appearance in the strong Championship-winning side of 2002, seemed to provide just the spark he needed. By 2007 Carberry, a talented left-handed opening batsman, finally appeared to have settled into his south-coast home, scoring 1,000 runs in the Championship, a performance that earned him a call-up to the England Lions tour of India in early 2008 where he scored two hundreds and was also one of three centurions in the Lions' game against New Zealand in May 2008.
His reputation in domestic cricket continued to grow, and he scored 1,251 runs at 69.50 in 12 County Championship in the 2009 season, with four hundreds - the highlight being a fluent 204 against Warwickshire at the Rose Bowl - until a broken finger ruled him out of the end of the campaign. But it was enough to earn a Test call up and he made his debut in Chittagong in March 2010.
1,385 runs followed in the next season and an average of 56.64 in 2011 before he slipped, like most, in the very wet 2012 season. But in 2013 he sparked in the shortest format with over 500 runs in the Friends Life t20. It earned him a place back in England's one-day squad to face Australia and he was retained for the Ashes tour.
NBC Denis Compton Award 1999
NBC Denis Compton Award 2000
Shorter tours don't allow you time to get into form, and domestic cricket isn't demanding enough