Matthew Potts

Country: England
Born: October 29, 1998, Sunderland, Co Durham
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Matthew Potts Bio

Matthew James Potts is an accomplished cricket player representing England on the international stage. Born and raised in England, Potts has showcased his immense talent and potential with his outstanding bowling performances in the County Championship. His exceptional skills have earned him a call-up to the national Test squad to face New Zealand in 2022.

Potts honed his cricketing skills at the renowned Durham academy, where his talent was soon recognized by England Under-19 selectors. His journey to success began in the white-ball format, impressing fans and critics alike with his remarkable bowling abilities. In his debut season in 2019, Potts made a remarkable impact by taking 17 wickets in the Blast, solidifying his reputation as a rising star.

His prowess in limited-overs cricket continued to flourish as he showcased his skill and accuracy for Durham and the Northern Superchargers in the Hundred. However, it was in the first-class format where Potts truly gained recognition. In the 2022 County Championship season, he enjoyed a breakthrough performance, claiming a staggering 35 wickets in his first six matches. Potts averaged an impressive 17.87 and finished the season with an outstanding tally of 58 wickets.

Potts’ brilliant performances did not go unnoticed by the selectors, and he earned his maiden Test cap in 2022. Though his focus primarily shifted towards red-ball cricket, he also made his One Day International (ODI) debut shortly after breaking into the Test team. While his appearances were limited during the 2023 summer, Potts played a vital role in Durham’s achievement of securing the Division Two title in the County Championship, contributing with yet another 54 wickets.

Standing tall and utilizing his height advantage, Potts is known for generating steepling bounce from a good length. His bowling style, coupled with his consistent speed in the mid-to-high 80s mph, has proven to be a challenge for opposing batsmen. Potts showcases remarkable control and accuracy, making him a formidable force on any wicket.

Off the field, Potts is an alumnus of St Robert of Newminster Catholic School and Sixth Form College. He joins the likes of Jordan Pickford as a famous sporting alumnus representing the nation at the highest level.

Matthew James Potts’ rise to stardom in the cricketing world showcases his immense talent and dedication to the sport. With a promising career ahead of him, Potts has already established himself as an essential part of England’s red-ball squad. As he continues to develop and evolve as a player, fans and cricket enthusiasts eagerly await his future performances on the international stage.

Matthew Potts Career Stats

Matthew Potts Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 6 2 30 19 7.5 64 46.87 0 0 3 1 5 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 4 3 3 21 15* - 20 105 0 0 1 0 1 0
FC 47 55 10 727 81 16.15 1603 45.35 0 3 85 9 20 0
List A 14 7 3 74 30 18.5 95 77.89 0 0 7 0 4 0
T20s 44 17 11 136 40* 22.66 98 138.77 0 0 10 5 14 0

Matthew Potts Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 6 11 1297 673 23 4/13 7/68 29.26 3.11 56.3 1 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 4 3 84 95 2 2/47 2/47 47.5 6.78 42 0 0 0
FC 47 82 9057 4532 189 7/40 13/101 23.97 3 47.9 11 8 2
List A 14 11 468 469 18 4/62 4/62 26.05 6.01 26 1 0 0
T20s 44 43 849 1228 49 3/8 3/8 25.06 8.67 17.3 0 0 0

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