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James Franklin

01 January, 1970

Left-arm swing bowler James Franklin was rushed into the national side at the age of 20 due to a plague of injuries in 2000 and struggled with the change in standard of play.He is one of only two New Zealanders to ever take a hat-trick in Test cricket

Full name : James Edward Charles Franklin
Born : November 7, 1980, Wellington
Current age : 25 years 348 days
Major teams : New Zealand, Glamorgan, Wellington
Playing role : Bowler
Batting style : Left-hand bat
Bowling style : Left-arm fast-medium

Statsguru Test player, ODI player

 

 Batting and fielding averages
class  mat  inns  no  runs  hs  ave  bf  sr  100  50  4s  6s  ct  st
Tests   19   25   5   460   122*   23.00   1141   40.31   1   1   46   3   7   0
ODIs   42   26   6   230   29*   11.50   385   59.74   0   0   18   2   13   0
Twenty20 Int.   1   1   1   13   13*   -   9   144.44   0   0   0   1   1   0
First-class   85   125   19   2921   208   27.55         3   12         27   0
List A   111   85   27   1252   76   21.58         0   5         36   0
Twenty20   12   10   3   233   69*   33.28   157   148.40   0   1         3   0

 Bowling averages
class  mat  balls  runs  wkts  bbi  bbm  ave  econ  sr  4  5  10
Tests   19   3205   1970   70   6/119   7/117   28.14   3.68   45.78   6   3   0
ODIs   42   1752   1501   37   5/42   5/42   40.56   5.14   47.35   0   1   0
Twenty20 Int.   1   24   21   0   -   -   -   5.25   -   0   0   0
First-class   85   13983   7333   299   7/30      24.52   3.14   46.76      11   1
List A   111   4934   3858   118   5/42   5/42   32.69   4.69   41.81   3   1   0
Twenty20   12   245   337   5   1/23   1/23   67.40   8.25   49.00   0   0   0

 Career statistics
 
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Test debut  New Zealand v Pakistan at Auckland - Mar 8-12, 2001 scorecard
Last Test  South Africa v New Zealand at Johannesburg - May 5-9, 2006 scorecard
ODI debut  New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Taupo - Jan 2, 2001 scorecard
Last ODI  New Zealand v South Africa at Mumbai (BS) - Oct 16, 2006 scorecard
Only Twenty20 Int.  New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland - Feb 16, 2006 scorecard
First-class span  1998/99 - 2006
List A span  1999/00 - 2006/07
Twenty20 span  2004 - 2006

 Profile

A left-arm medium-fast bowler who can swing the ball, James Franklin was introduced to international cricket when barely out of his teens when the injury blight hit New Zealand. First picked for the one-day side in 2000-01, he was picked for the home Test series against Pakistan the same year, but struggled to make an impression and only played two Tests. He then lost his place in the one-day team after the Sharjah Cup in April 2002. Originally a player with batting potential, he has since worked more on his bowling game, although there were hints during the domestic summer of 2002-03 that he was regaining some of his batting touch. A player with international ability, Franklin can be confidently expected to regain his place and play a significant role in New Zealand's future, and his chances were improved when called up to the Test squad during the 2004 England tour for the last Test at Trent Bridge. Playing club cricket in Lancashire at the time, he was named as cover when Shane Bond had to fly home with his long-standing back injury, and ended up taking an impressive six wickets in the match which New Zealand lost. A call-up to the one-day squad followed after more injuries, and he weighed in with a Man--of-the-Match performance in the NatWest Series match against England, taking a best of 5 for 42 at Durham. Named in the Test team to tour Bangladesh in 2004-05 as a result of a fine summer, Franklin went on to take 5 for 28 in the first Test. He bettered that with 6 for 119 in the third Test of Australia's tour of New Zealand in March 2005, and bowled superbly - getting the ball to reverse - against Sri Lanka the following month, albeit with less than flattering figures. Took 5 for 53 to deflate West Indies' first innings in the second Test at Wellington in March and finished the series with eight victims. In 2006 he signed for Glamorgan.


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