Jake Ball

Country: England
Born: March 14, 1991, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Jake Ball Bio

Jacob Timothy Ball, popularly known as Jake Ball, is a highly talented cricket player from England who has made a significant mark in both white-ball and red-ball cricket. Born on March 14, 1991, in Nottingham, England, Ball was destined to follow in the footsteps of his uncle, Bruce French, who was a former Nottinghamshire and England wicket-keeper.

Ball’s cricketing journey began in 2009 when he made his debut for Nottinghamshire in a Pro40 match against Sussex. Although his batting debut didn’t go as planned, getting out for a golden duck, he made an immediate impact with the ball by dismissing Rory Hamilton-Brown as his first senior wicket. This performance showcased his immense potential as a right-arm medium-pace bowler.

In 2010, Ball had the opportunity to represent England in two Under-19 Test matches against Sri Lanka. He made his mark in the second innings by taking an impressive 5 for 64, which played a crucial role in securing an England victory. His consistent performances earned him a call-up for the Nottinghamshire first-class team against MCC in 2011, where he impressed with figures of 3 for 72 in the second innings.

While Ball initially made his mark in one-day cricket, winning the Nottinghamshire Young Player of the Year award in 2012, it was his incredible performance in the semi-final of the YB40 in 2013 that truly catapulted him into the limelight. With figures of 4 for 25, he played a pivotal role in Nottinghamshire’s victory over Somerset, setting up their first piece of one-day silverware in more than two decades.

Despite suffering a foot injury in 2014, Ball continued to showcase his skills in white-ball cricket, earning recognition and praise. His exceptional form in 2015 saw him being called up for an England Development Programme fast bowling camp and subsequently included in the England Lions tour of Pakistan. With 39 Championship wickets and his ability to smash sixes in the lower order, Ball solidified his reputation as a promising fast bowler.

2016 was a memorable year for Ball as he received his maiden call-up for the England national team. Making his debut in both Tests and ODIs, he etched his name in the history books by becoming the first England bowler to take five wickets on his ODI debut. This remarkable feat was accomplished in challenging conditions in Dhaka, making it even more commendable. Furthermore, he made his Test debut against Pakistan at Lord’s, showcasing his versatility and adaptability across formats.

While Ball’s Ashes tour party selection for the 2017-18 season brought great excitement, it was followed by a disappointing performance in an ODI against West Indies where he conceded 94 runs, becoming England’s third most expensive bowler at the time. However, his disappointment was short-lived as England comfortably chased down a target of 289 with nine wickets and 12 overs to spare, easing the pain caused by his bowling figures.

With a promising career ahead of him, Jake Ball continues to be a standout performer for Nottinghamshire and England. His ability to generate pace, swing the ball, and contribute with the bat has made him a valuable asset to any team he represents. As he continues to hone his skills and gain more experience, cricket enthusiasts await eagerly to witness his future accomplishments on the international stage.

Jake Ball Career Stats

Jake Ball Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 4 8 0 67 31 8.37 125 53.6 0 0 8 1 1 0
T20Is 2 - - - - - - - - - - - 1 0
ODIs 18 6 2 38 28 9.5 49 77.55 0 0 6 0 5 0
FC 72 110 26 1077 49* 12.82 1503 71.65 0 0 152 26 15 0
List A 95 38 15 198 28 8.6 200 99 0 0 22 5 19 0
T20s 119 21 14 55 18* 7.85 68 80.88 0 0 2 3 29 0

Jake Ball Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 4 6 612 343 3 1/47 1/47 114.33 3.36 204 0 0 0
T20Is 2 2 42 83 2 1/39 1/39 41.5 11.85 21 0 0 0
ODIs 18 18 947 980 21 5/51 5/51 46.66 6.2 45 0 1 0
FC 72 118 10845 6259 213 6/49 9/57 29.38 3.46 50.9 8 6 0
List A 95 90 4036 3955 118 5/51 5/51 33.51 5.87 34.2 4 1 0
T20s 119 116 2357 3529 158 4/11 4/11 22.33 8.98 14.9 4 0 0

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