Matches (17)
WPL (2)
PSL 2024 (2)
AFG v IRE (1)
Nepal Tri-Nation (2)
Ranji Trophy (4)
Durham in ZIM (1)
BPL 2024 (1)
CWC Play-off (3)
WCL 2 (1)

Full Name

Zachariah John Chappell

Born

August 21, 1996, Grantham, Lincolnshire

Age

27y 191d

Batting Style

Right hand Bat

Bowling Style

Right arm Fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

Education

Stamford School

Zak Chappell moved to Derbyshire ahead of the 2023 season looking to reestablish himself after four seasons on the fringes at Nottinghamshire, with head coach Mickey Arthur describing the move as "an easy sell", adding: "I want a guy who is coming here and wants to use us to play for England."

Chappell had been on England's radar from an early age and followed the route trod by Stuart Broad a decade or so earlier when he left Leicestershire for Nottinghamshire. But Chappell's time at Trent Bridge saw him make 23 appearances and take 39 wickets across formats, interspersed with a couple of loan spells at Gloucestershire, as he struggled to make an impact in the first team.

At the age of 19, Chappell wrote his name in Leicestershire's records despite falling four runs short of a century on his first-class debut against Derbyshire. Chappell scored 96 from 122 balls, the highest-ever innings by a Leicestershire No. 10, before Mark Footitt yorked him. But it was as a tall seam bowler that he most attracted attention and in his farewell season he underlined his potential with a career-best 6 for 33 against Northamptonshire. His cricket upbringing was at Stamford School under the former Kent and England seamer Dean Headley. England thought highly enough of him to put him on a Pace Bowling programme in the 2017-18 winter even though his Championship season had brought only nine wickets at 57.11; his was very much a story of perceived potential.

After an impressive showing on the England Lions tour to India at the start of 2019, the rest of the year could hardly have gone worse. Chappell failed to take a wicket in his six first-team appearances for Nottinghamshire, while a stint at Gloucestershire yielded a solitary scalp in a T20. His opportunities were limited by injury, and he missed out on selection in the inaugural Hundred draft.
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Zak Chappell Career Stats

Bowling

FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
FC406455243315926/446/5336.033.6060.0720
List A232310231083303/353/3536.106.3534.1000
T20s42417651194584/334/3320.589.3613.1200

Batting & Fielding

FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
FC4058109309619.37171054.38021161070
List A2319920959*20.9028274.110122340
T20s422091101610.0092119.560055130

Recent Matches of Zak Chappell

MatchBatBowlDateGroundFormat
Derbyshire vs Glamorgan26*1/46 & 2/1926-Sep-2023CardiffFC
Derbyshire vs Sussex--4/39 & 0/1619-Sep-2023DerbyFC
Derbyshire vs Yorkshire20 & 330/36 & 0/8503-Sep-2023ScarboroughFC
Invincibles vs Spirit--1/4115-Aug-2023The OvalT20
Invincibles vs Phoenix04/3313-Aug-2023BirminghamT20

Photos of Zak Chappell

Zak Chappell finished with a four-for, his best returns in T20 cricket
Zak Chappell claimed a four-wicket haul
Zak Chappell was fired up
Zak Chappell picked up three wickets
Zak Chappell celebrates his maiden five-wicket haul
Zak Chappell celebrates