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Tom Cooper
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Tom Cooper

Netherlands|Middle order batter
Tom Cooper

INTL CAREER: 2010 - 2016

Full Name

Tom Lexley William Cooper

Born

November 26, 1986, Wollongong, New South Wales

Age

34y 165d

Nicknames

Coops

Batting Style

Right hand bat

Bowling Style

Right arm offbreak

Playing Role

Middle order batter

Height

1.87 m

Education

University of NSW

relations

(brother)

TEAMS

An aggressive batsman who was born in Wollongong, in New South Wales - the same coastal city which produced Brett Lee - Tom Cooper now plays his club cricket for University in Adelaide. An Australian Under-19 representative - he made 104 against South Africa in the 2005-06 Youth World Cup - Cooper broke into the senior South Australian side in November 2008.

His early successes came in limited-overs games, starting with 53 in his first one, against Western Australia at Adelaide Oval, and a month later he hit 101 against New South Wales at the SCG. But he really opened eyes with an innings of 160 not out for the Prime Minister's XI against the touring West Indians at Canberra in February 2010. Cooper spanked six sixes and 14 fours, and made a decent game of it after similar fireworks earlier from Chris Gayle (146 from 89 balls) had propelled the West Indians to an eye-watering total of 399 in their 45 overs.

Later in 2010, Cooper decided to play in the Netherlands, from where his mother hails. This connection allowed him to be fast-tracked into the Dutch national side, and he made an unprecedented start by scoring half-centuries in each of his first three full one-day internationals. He added a century in his fifth game, and 96 in his seventh - both against Afghanistan - at which point his ODI average stood at a lofty 81.33, admittedly all against Associate opposition. It dropped a little when he encountered Test bowlers (with 8 v Bangladesh in Glasgow). Time will tell if Cooper can emulate Dirk Nannes and swap an orange shirt for a green-and-gold one.
Steven Lynch

Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
FormatMatInnsNORunsHSAveBFSR100s50s4s6sCtSt
ODI2322297610148.80139170.1618824120
T20I1817340472*28.85306132.0202381660
FC109198116533271*34.931142457.181334832821170
List A16015420550513941.08667682.45103453787880
T2015013321251584*22.451973127.4701121786680
Bowling
FormatMatInnsBallsRunsWktsBBIBBMAveEconSR4w5w10w
ODI2319553438133/113/1133.694.7542.50000
T20I18910213232/182/1844.007.7634.00000
FC1095020981266255/765/7650.643.6283.90010
List A160491104980253/113/1139.205.3244.10000
T2015044486581212/72/727.667.1723.10000
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Tom Cooper pulls through square leg
Alex Carey and Tom Cooper shared a 207-run stand
Tom Cooper celebrates his 13th first-class century
Tom Cooper shapes to reverse-sweep
Tom Cooper takes a stunner to send back Matt Renshaw
Tom Cooper is cleaned up