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Full name Adam James Ball
Born March 1, 1993, Greenwich, London
Current age 22 years 30 days
Major teams England Under-19s, Kent, Kent 2nd XI, Kent Academy XI, Kent Under-13s, Kent Under-15s, Kent Under-17s
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Left-arm fast-medium
|First-class debut||Kent v Gloucestershire at Canterbury, Apr 26-29, 2011 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Leicestershire v Kent at Leicester, Jul 7-10, 2014 scorecard|
|List A debut||Durham v Kent at Chester-le-Street, Sep 4, 2010 scorecard|
|Last List A||Kent v Gloucestershire at Canterbury, Aug 29, 2014 scorecard|
|Twenty20 debut||Kent v Somerset at Tunbridge Wells, Jun 3, 2011 scorecard|
|Last Twenty20||Sussex v Kent at Hove, Jul 11, 2014 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|1/46, 56*, 1/24, 41*||Kent 2nd XI||v Nthants 2nd||Desborough||1 Sep 2014||Other|
|6||Kent||v Gloucs||Canterbury||29 Aug 2014||LA|
|0/61, 0, 14||Kent 2nd XI||v Essex 2nd XI||Halstead||12 Aug 2014||Other|
|9||Kent 2nd XI||v Essex 2nd XI||Halstead||11 Aug 2014||Other OD|
|2/47, 46, 0/21, 24||Kent 2nd XI||v MCC Uni||Newport||5 Aug 2014||Other|
|0/29, 35||Kent 2nd XI||v Hants 2nd XI||Canterbury||24 Jul 2014||Other OD|
|1/51, 39, 0/35, 33*||Kent 2nd XI||v Hants 2nd XI||Canterbury||21 Jul 2014||Other|
|4, 2/35, 0, 0/39||Kent 2nd XI||v Surr 2nd XI||Canterbury||15 Jul 2014||Other|
|13, 1/7||Kent||v Sussex||Hove||11 Jul 2014||T20|
|1/22, 36, 1/34||Kent||v Leics||Leicester||7 Jul 2014||FC|
Kent has high hopes for Adam Ball. A Kentish Man from Bexley, he made his name in league cricket at a very early age. He was drafted into England's Under-19 World Cup squad in January 2010 and, two years later, he captained the side in the 2012 tournament. An aggressive left-arm quick and an improving lower-order batsman, Ball models his style on an Australian, Mitchell Johnson, although he has named England's Andrew Flintoff as his favourite player.
Although a promising young footballer (he played for Arsenal's academy side from Under-9 to Under-12 level), cricket won his commitment and he was named as Young Player of the Year in the Kent League in 2009. He signed a three-year deal with Kent when aged just 16.
Having made nine first-class appearances in 2011, Ball did not figure in four-day cricket for Kent in 2012. But he showed his developing maturity by remaining cool under fire during nine T20 matches - ending up as Kent's leading wicket-taker in the competition with 12 victims at a highly respectable average of 18.
Injury hampered Ball's development in 2013, but in the last County Championship match of the season his career-best 69 runs contributed to a notable victory over promoted Lancashire.
A World Cup 2015 composite XI as selected by ESPNcricinfo staff
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