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Iain Wardlaw
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Iain Wardlaw

England|Bowler
Iain Wardlaw

INTL CAREER: 2013 - 2015

Full Name

Iain Wardlaw

Born

June 29, 1985, Dewsbury, Yorkshire

Age

36y 116d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm fast medium

Playing Role

Bowler

relations

(sister)

TEAMS

A late starter in county cricket, Wardlaw was working in the accounts department of a graphic design company when Yorkshire gave him an unexpected career opportunity. After catching the eye in the Bradford League with Cleckheaton - Yorkshire captain Andrew Gale's club - he made his debut in a Twenty20 match against Nottinghamshire in July 2011, taking 2 for 17 bowling right-arm fast medium. Shortly afterwards, he signed his first contract at the age of 26.

He made his first-class debut in the Roses match at Headingley later in the same month, claiming a maiden wicket in the shape of Lancashire allrounder Tom Smith before dropping out of the match to make way for Tim Bresnan when the latter was released by England. He had played three more first-class matches by the end of the 2012 season and took the opportunity thrown up by a Yorkshire injury crisis to impress in the Champions League T20, dismissing the India captain, MS Dhoni, in the match against Chennai Super Kings. He was invited to train with the Scotland squad in early 2013, and impressed enough to immediately win an ODI debut against Afghanistan. The following year, he was Scotland's leading wicket-taker, with 16 wickets at 23.37 apiece, as Scotland won the World Cup Qualifying tournament in New Zealand.

Despite those performances, he was nevertheless released by Yorkshire, where his displays had less to commend them, before the 2014 season begun. He considered pursuing another career, but instead signed a professional contract with Cricket Scotland as the country stepped up preparations for the 2015 World Cup.
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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI222111081036364/224/2228.775.6130.70200
T20I449614593/403/4016.119.0610.60000
FC6981056083/1013/12370.004.14101.20000
List A474621552141724/224/2229.735.9629.90200
T201615296394173/403/4023.177.9817.40000
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI22148217*3.504052.50002010
T20I410111.00333.33000000
FC6736633*16.509768.040010120
List A47291687186.6911873.72007150
T20163286*8.001080.00000010
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Iain Wardlaw in delivery stride
Iain Wardlaw removed both the New Zealand openers
Daniel Vettori shakes hands with Iain Wardlaw after hitting the winning runs
Iain Wardlaw
Iain Wardlaw celebrates a wicket
Iain Wardlaw took 4 for 43 in Scotland's win