Chris Benjamin

Country: England
Born: April 29, 1999, Johannesburg, Gauteng
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Medium
Playing role: Wicketkeeper Batter

Chris Benjamin Bio

Christopher Gavin Benjamin is an impressive cricket player hailing from England. He gained recognition during the inaugural season of the Hundred, where he showcased his immense talent and skill on the cricket field.

Born in Johannesburg, Benjamin holds a British passport through his father, which allows him to qualify as a local player in English domestic cricket. His remarkable journey in the cricketing world truly began when he decided to move to the UK in 2018 to pursue his studies in accounting and finance at Durham University. Little did he know that this decision would open doors to a promising cricketing career.

Benjamin’s talent did not go unnoticed. While playing at Loughborough, he caught the attention of Warwickshire’s second-team coach, Ian Westwood, who offered him a trial with the team. During the trial, Benjamin displayed exceptional cricketing skills and leadership qualities, eventually captaining Warwickshire to victory in the Second XI T20 competition in 2021.

Impressed by his performance, Warwickshire offered Benjamin a rookie contract for the second half of the 2021 season. The team was particularly interested in adding wicket-keeping backup to their squad, and Benjamin proved to be the ideal candidate. He made an instant impact on his full T20 debut in the Blast, scoring an impressive 60 runs and exhibiting his ability to score quickly against spin. It was during this time that he caught the attention of seasoned player Moeen Ali, who recommended Benjamin as a last-minute replacement for the Hundred.

Benjamin grabbed the opportunity with both hands and became one of the breakout stars of the inaugural season. Making his debut for Birmingham Phoenix, he delivered a match-winning performance with an unbeaten 24 runs off just 15 balls, leaving spectators and commentators in awe. His unconventional reverse-scoop shot for six against London Spirit’s Blake Cullen brought him significant attention, and Benjamin’s skills became the talk of the tournament.

Two weeks later, Benjamin proved his worth once again as he played a crucial cameo to seal victory against Oval Invincibles, propelling Birmingham Phoenix to the top of the group stages. His consistent performances and ability to deliver under pressure showcased his potential to become a multi-format player.

In addition to his T20 success, Benjamin made his mark in other formats as well. On his Championship debut against Lancashire, he displayed exceptional batting skills, scoring a remarkable 127 runs from the important No. 3 position. This further emphasized his aspirations of becoming a prominent multi-format player. In 2021, he also made his List A debut, impressively scoring a half-century just one day before making his Hundred debut.

Christopher Gavin Benjamin’s cricketing journey is a testament to his resilience, determination, and remarkable talent. As he continues to make waves in the cricketing world, it is clear that he is destined for a bright future in this sport. With his natural skill, versatile batting abilities, and ability to perform under pressure, Benjamin is set to become one of England’s most promising cricket stars.

Chris Benjamin Career Stats

Chris Benjamin Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
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FC 13 23 2 537 127 25.57 1086 49.44 1 1 66 2 12 0
List A 1 1 0 50 50 50 57 87.71 0 1 3 3 0 0
T20s 53 47 12 847 68* 24.2 589 143.8 0 3 77 35 21 0

Chris Benjamin Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
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FC 13 - - - - - - - - - - - -
List A 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20s 53 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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