James Faulkner

Country: Australia
Born: April 29, 1990, Launceston, Tasmania
Height: 1.86 m
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowling Allrounder

James Faulkner Bio

James Peter Faulkner, born on April 29, 1990, in Launceston, Tasmania, Australia, is a talented cricket player who has made a significant impact as a bowling allrounder for his team. Known for his unwavering determination and ability to deliver under pressure, Faulkner has earned a reputation as Australia’s go-to finisher in limited-overs formats.

Faulkner’s remarkable skills as a bowler have proved instrumental in securing victories for Australia on numerous occasions. He was particularly celebrated for his performance in the 2015 World Cup final against New Zealand, where he was awarded the Man of the Match title. His exceptional figures of 3 for 36 restricted New Zealand to a manageable target of 183 runs. Faulkner’s mastery of variations such as slow balls and cutters has made him a formidable force in short-form cricket. Notably, he became the first Australian cricketer to secure a five-wicket haul in a T20 international match against Pakistan during the 2016 World T20 tournament.

Despite his prowess in limited-overs cricket, Faulkner has faced challenges in establishing himself as a Test cricketer. He made his Test debut during the 2013 Ashes tour, impressing with a six-wicket haul at The Oval. However, since then, Faulkner has struggled to find a regular spot in the Test side.

At the domestic level, Faulkner has been an integral part of Tasmania’s success. His breakout season in 2010-11 saw him amass an impressive tally of 36 wickets in the Sheffield Shield, at an average of 17.72. This coincided with Tasmania winning the Shield for the second time. Over the next two seasons, Faulkner maintained his consistency, capturing 36 and 39 wickets respectively. He played a crucial role in guiding Tasmania to the Shield final in 2011-12 and securing victory in the following season, where he was named the Man of the Match.

Faulkner’s contributions to Tasmania’s success during this period cannot be overstated. Such was his impact that he claimed the prestigious Ricky Ponting Medal, awarded to Tasmania’s best player, for three consecutive seasons from 2010-11 to 2012-13. His outstanding performances also earned him a spot in the Indian Premier League (IPL), where he represented four different teams, most recently the Gujarat Lions in the 2016 season.

Off the field, Faulkner comes from a cricketing family. His father, Peter Faulkner, also represented Tasmania. This familial connection has undoubtedly played a role in shaping James’ strong dedication to the game.

James Faulkner has proven himself as an exceptional cricket player, particularly in limited-overs formats. With a diverse range of bowling variations and a reputation as Australia’s reliable finisher with the bat, he has delivered numerous victories for his team. Although he has faced challenges in establishing himself in the Test arena, Faulkner’s contributions to Tasmania’s success at the domestic level have been invaluable. As he continues to evolve as a cricketer, Faulkner’s tenacity and commitment to the game will undoubtedly contribute to his future success.

James Faulkner Career Stats

James Faulkner Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 1 2 0 45 23 22.5 43 104.65 0 0 4 1 0 0
T20Is 24 18 7 159 41* 14.45 138 115.21 0 0 7 5 11 0
ODIs 69 52 22 1032 116 34.4 990 104.24 1 4 83 29 21 0
FC 63 95 12 2566 121 30.91 5040 50.91 2 15 257 17 26 0
List A 128 100 32 2026 116 29.79 2257 89.76 1 10 145 49 35 0
T20s 223 160 69 1953 73 21.46 1562 125.03 0 1 97 75 69 0

James Faulkner Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 1 2 166 98 6 4/51 6/98 16.33 3.54 27.6 1 0 0
T20Is 24 24 515 684 36 5/27 5/27 19 7.96 14.3 0 1 0
ODIs 69 67 3211 2962 96 4/32 4/32 30.85 5.53 33.4 4 0 0
FC 63 116 9776 4759 192 5/5 8/97 24.78 2.92 50.9 7 5 0
List A 128 123 6041 5367 175 4/20 4/20 30.66 5.33 34.5 8 0 0
T20s 223 221 4517 5974 262 5/16 5/16 22.8 7.93 17.2 1 3 0

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