Joe Denly

Country: England
Born: March 16, 1986, Canterbury, Kent
Height: 6ft
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak
Playing role: Top order Batter

Joe Denly Bio

Joseph Liam Denly, commonly known as Joe Denly, is a professional cricket player hailing from Canterbury, England. Born on March 16, 1986, Denly has had a turbulent cricket career marked by periods of success and setbacks.

Denly’s cricket journey began at the age of 13 when he joined the Kent youth system. He quickly made a name for himself, showcasing his talent with three half-centuries in three Under-19s Tests during a tour of India with the England team in 2005. His impressive performances led to him captaining both the Kent 2nd XI and the ECB Development of Excellence XI team.

In 2006, Denly scored his maiden first-class hundred against Cambridge University, solidifying his position in the Kent squad. The following year, he took advantage of an opening in the Kent top order and grabbed the opportunity with both hands. His prolific form caught the attention of the England selectors, earning him a spot in the England Lions side to face India.

Denly’s consistent performances in the limited-overs format earned him his international debut in 2009. He showed promise by scoring half-centuries against Ireland and Australia in ODIs but struggled to maintain consistency. Denly looked particularly vulnerable against the ball nipping back into him, resulting in inconsistencies in his performance.

After being dropped from the international side, Denly experienced a slump in his domestic career that lasted for nearly two years. Seeking a fresh start, he moved from Kent to Middlesex at the end of 2011. However, his form continued to falter, and he found himself frequently left out of the side. In 2014, his average in the Championship dropped to 23.35, reflecting his struggles.

In an attempt to rejuvenate his career, Denly returned to his roots and rejoined Kent in 2015. The decision proved to be fruitful, as he quickly found his form and became one of only two Kent players to score 1,000 Championship runs. The following year, Denly reached new heights, hitting four Championship hundreds and topping Kent’s averages in both the Championship and Twenty20 format. His outstanding performances included a career-best 227 runs against Worcester.

Denly’s resurgence in domestic cricket caught the attention of the national selectors once again. He made his international comeback in a T20I against Sri Lanka in 2018, producing a stunning performance with career-best T20 bowling figures of 4-19. Denly also made his Test debut later that year, becoming the oldest specialist batsman to make a Test debut for England in nearly 25 years.

Although Denly faced challenges against the formidable Australian pace attack during the 2019 Ashes series, he displayed bravery and resilience by making three half-centuries in the last three Tests. In the final Test, he fell agonizingly short of a maiden century, scoring 94 runs at The Oval.

Denly’s cricket career has been a rollercoaster ride, filled with highs and lows. Through determination and perseverance, he has managed to make remarkable comebacks and prove his worth at both the domestic and international levels. Despite the setbacks he has encountered along the way, Denly’s passion for the game remains unwavering, and he continues to strive for success on the cricket field.

Joe Denly Career Stats

Joe Denly Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 15 28 0 827 94 29.53 2086 39.64 0 6 110 4 7 0
T20Is 13 12 2 125 30 12.5 118 105.93 0 0 15 1 4 0
ODIs 16 13 0 446 87 34.3 629 70.9 0 4 44 6 7 0
FC 237 406 26 13537 227 35.62 24687 54.83 31 68 - - 91 0
List A 168 159 16 5220 150* 36.5 6708 77.81 8 29 - - 58 0
T20s 275 267 22 6610 127 26.97 5389 122.65 5 34 656 194 103 0

Joe Denly Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 15 12 390 219 2 2/42 2/42 109.5 3.36 195 0 0 0
T20Is 13 6 72 93 7 4/19 4/19 13.28 7.75 10.2 1 0 0
ODIs 16 4 102 101 1 1/24 1/24 101 5.94 102 0 0 0
FC 237 - 6509 3536 83 4/36 6/114 42.6 3.25 78.4 2 0 0
List A 168 - 1688 1440 55 4/35 4/35 26.18 5.11 30.6 3 0 0
T20s 275 71 945 1265 47 4/19 4/19 26.91 8.03 20.1 1 0 0

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