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Will Jacks

England|Batting Allrounder
Will Jacks
INTL CAREER: 2022 - 2023
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Full Name

William George Jacks


November 21, 1998, Chertsey, Surrey


25y 145d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Offbreak

Playing Role

Batting Allrounder


St George's College, Weybridge

A century in The Hundred and a six-wicket haul on Test debut, all in the space of four months in 2022. Of the predictions made early on in Will Jacks' career, the former was far more predictable than the latter.

The tall, clean-hitting batter was always spoken of as a limited-overs destroyer, putting the wider cricketing public on notice when, in 2019, he shot to mainstream attention with a 25-ball hundred in a T10 pre-season match against Lancashire in Dubai. When he struck 108 not out from 48 deliveries for Oval Invincibles against defending champions Southern Brave, there was awe but not much surprise.

There was, however, when he became the first England debutant spinner since 1993 to claim a five-wicket haul, with 6 for 161 in the first innings of the first Test against Pakistan at Rawalpindi, setting up a famous win. It was also the first time he had taken more than four in a first class innings. All the more remarkable given he wasn't expected to play in that match, only coming in before the toss after Surrey teammate Ben Foakes fell ill.

His selection on that tour was primarily for his off spin, which, while still raw, had been fashioned into something worthwhile by Gareth Batty. Surrey's head coach had noticed similarities between Jacks and Moeen Ali - another allrounder whose spin bowling had to be coaxed out of him - and gave him the responsibility of being the lead spin threat during the 2022 County Championship season. Returns were modest - 17 dismissals at 47 - but, coupled with 648 runs at an average of 54 from 11 appearances, he blossomed as a key member of a title-winning side.

Earmarked for a long time as a star-in-waiting. After a ton against India in an Under-19 Test in the 2017 summer, he went to the Under-19 World Cup in 2018 as vice-captain, where he hit 102 against Canada but largely struggled elsewhere.

Jacks was one of a clutch of Surrey young guns who advanced their reputation during their Championship-winning season in 2018. Jacks made his debut in all three formats, at 19, and made a significant impression with a maiden county century against Gloucestershire at The Oval in the One-Day Cup, including four sixes in his 121 off 100 balls.

Jacks was widely expected to have a breakout summer in 2019 but aside from a superb maiden first-class hundred at Beckenham, he flattered to deceive somewhat, averaging in the 20s in all formats; a strike rate above 150 in the Blast reflected his aggressive game, but he was not as prolific as hoped. From then on, he has been indispensable, with 1,151 runs across the next three Blast seasons, including leading Surrey's scoring charts in 2021 and 2022.
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Will Jacks Career Stats

Batting & Fielding

List A2928078212127.9278999.11148926160


List A2922632544153/223/2236.265.1642.1000
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Recent Matches of Will Jacks

RCB vs MI81/2411-Apr-2024WankhedeT20
Victorians vs Khulna18--14-Feb-2024ChattogramT20
Victorians vs Chattogram108*--13-Feb-2024ChattogramT20
Victorians vs Dhaka90/2409-Feb-2024MirpurT20
Victorians vs Khulna221/1407-Feb-2024MirpurT20

Photos of Will Jacks

Will Jacks, in RCB colours, looks on
Will Jacks lit up Comilla Victorians' innings with an unbeaten century
Will Jacks loads up for a big hit
Will Jacks celebrates his 41-ball century
Will Jacks was in top form
Will Jacks claimed three big wickets