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Matt Parkinson
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Matt Parkinson

England|bowler
Matt Parkinson

INTL CAREER: 2019 - 2020

Full Name

Matthew William Parkinson

Born

October 24, 1996, Bolton, Lancashire

Age

24y 170d

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Legbreak

Playing Role

Bowler

Education

Bolton School

relations

(twin brother)

TEAMS

A tousle-haired legspinner from Bolton, Matt Parkinson was the most prolific white-ball wicket-taker in the country for two seasons before earning an England call-up for the 2019-20 tour of New Zealand. Unlike most modern wristspinners, Parkinson bowls slowly and tosses the ball up above the eyeline, relying on prodigious natural turn rather than pace to take his wickets.

Parkinson became the youngest Lancashire player to take five wickets on debut when he claimed 5 for 49 against Warwickshire in 2016 as a 19-year-old, but it was in white-ball cricket that he really grew to prominence. He won an ECB overseas placement with Gordon, the New South Wales club side for 2016-17, and spent time working with Stuart MacGill while in Australia.

England Lions recognition soon followed, and he was the leading spinner in both limited-overs competitions in 2018. That prompted some interest from IPL teams, and he only missed out on a Big Bash stint with Melbourne Stars due to a stress fracture in his lower back.

He recovered in time to take 21 Blast wickets in 2019 and send Lancashire through to the quarter-finals, and while Championship opportunities were limited, he impressed enough in his few appearances to earn an England call for both T20 and Test cricket. .


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Career Averages

Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI2264630---5.90-000
T20I22366154/474/4712.2010.167.20100
FC203530291564626/2310/16525.223.0948.80231
List A272613661178425/515/5128.045.1732.50220
T20494810561287804/234/2316.087.3113.20300
Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI2-------------
T20I2-------------
FC2026990145.2934026.47007060
List A271184315*14.338252.43003040
T204984177*4.252373.91002050
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Recent Matches - Player

MATCHBATBOWLDATEGROUNDFORMAT
Team Root vs Team Buttler--0/1608-Jan-2021HambantotaOTHER
Lancashire vs NOTTS--2/1204-Oct-2020BirminghamT20
Lancashire vs Sussex--3/901-Oct-2020HoveT20
Lancashire vs Leics--1/3020-Sep-2020ManchesterT20
Lancashire vs Durham31/3018-Sep-2020ManchesterT20

Photos


Matt Parkinson, along with Mark Wood and Jake Ball, heads to the Ahmedabad nets
Matt Parkinson roars in celebration
Matt Parkinson had an up-and-down summer
Matt Parkinson delivered the key breakthroughs
Parkinson is put through his paces by Carl Hopkinson, England's fielding coach
Matt Parkinson is one of five specialist spinners in England's 30-man training group