Max Waller

Country: England
Born: March 03, 1988, Salisbury, Wiltshire
Height: 6ft
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak
Playing role: Bowler

Max Waller Bio

Max Thomas Charles Waller is an English cricketer known for his exceptional skills as a wrist-spinner. Born in England, Waller has made a name for himself as a T20 specialist, particularly with Somerset County Cricket Club.

Waller’s cricketing journey began in his youth, as he developed his skills through the Somerset youth ranks. He attended Millfield School, where he showcased his talent by captaining the first XI. Impressed by his performances, Somerset’s 2nd XI gave him an opportunity to prove himself in 2007, leading to his first professional contract.

In 2009, Waller made his first-class debut for Somerset against Sussex at Hove. Despite limited opportunities, he showed promise and went on to play four Championship matches that season. His impressive performances earned him a well-deserved two-year contract extension. During the winter of 2009-2010, Waller was selected for the prestigious ECB Performance Programme, a testament to his potential.

Waller’s opportunities in one-day cricket, particularly in the T20 format, were greater compared to first-class matches. He proved himself as an exceptional bowler with a knack for taking wickets when it mattered the most. In 2012, Waller displayed his skills by taking 4 for 16 against Warwickshire at Taunton, which further solidified his reputation as a reliable wicket-taker. Additionally, he has displayed his prowess as an excellent fielder, contributing to Somerset’s success on numerous occasions.

Despite not having many opportunities in first-class cricket with Somerset, Waller did not let that deter him. In order to gain more experience and exposure, he turned to Dorset County Cricket Club, becoming their senior professional for the 2016 season. Alongside his T20 exploits for Somerset, Waller took on the added responsibility of leading Dorset and further honing his skills as a cricketer.

Waller’s dedication and perseverance have made him an invaluable asset to Somerset County Cricket Club. As of the end of 2016, he was the second-highest wicket-taker in the history of the T20 format for Somerset, second only to the legendary Alfonso Thomas. His consistent performances earned him a spot in Somerset’s squad as an ever-present player in 2017, where he topped their wicket-taking charts, showcasing his immense talent and value to the team.

In 2018, Waller faced uncertainty regarding his future with Somerset, with rumors suggesting that he might not be retained. However, he ultimately agreed to a new deal, reaffirming his commitment to the club and his passion for the game.

Despite his cricketing achievements, Waller has managed to retain a youthful countenance, often eliciting surprise when his age is revealed. At 25, he humorously shared on Twitter that he was “left spewing” when he was refused the purchase of a 15-certificate video until he could show some identification, a lighthearted anecdote that underscores his youthful energy and enthusiasm.

Max Thomas Charles Waller’s cricketing journey is a testament to his talent, dedication, and unwavering passion for the game. As he continues to shine as a T20 specialist, his contributions to Somerset County Cricket Club and the sport as a whole will undoubtedly leave a lasting impact.

Max Waller Career Stats

Max Waller Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 9 10 1 91 28 10.11 215 42.32 0 0 9 0 5 0
List A 59 23 16 118 25* 16.85 164 71.95 0 0 9 0 32 0
T20s 144 36 21 106 17 7.06 136 77.94 0 0 6 1 86 0

Max Waller Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 9 11 840 493 10 3/33 3/57 49.3 3.52 84 0 0 0
List A 59 55 1819 1709 45 3/37 3/37 37.97 5.63 40.4 0 0 0
T20s 144 138 2774 3398 139 4/16 4/16 24.44 7.34 19.9 4 0 0

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