Michael Carberry

Country: England
Born: September 29, 1980, Croydon, Surrey
Height: 5ft 11in
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Offbreak
Playing role: Opening Batter

Michael Carberry Bio

Michael Alexander Carberry, a prominent cricket player from England, is best known for his aggressive stroke play as a left-handed opener. Despite facing several setbacks and challenges throughout his career, Carberry’s determination and resilience propelled him to achieve great success both on and off the field.

Carberry’s cricket journey began in county cricket at Kent and later Surrey. However, he felt frustrated with the lack of opportunities and decided to make a move to Hampshire in 2006. This proved to be a turning point in his career, as he made over 1000 first-class runs in a season for the first time in 2007.

His consistent performances in domestic cricket earned him a call-up to the England Lions tour of India in early 2008, where he impressed with two centuries. Carberry continued to shine in county cricket, scoring an impressive 1251 runs at an average of 69.50 in the 2009 season.

Carberry’s hard work paid off when he received a Test call-up and made his debut in Chittagong in 2010, replacing the rested Andrew Strauss. Unfortunately, his career was temporarily derailed by a blood clot on the lung, which ruled him out of the England Performance Programme trip to Australia. However, he fought his way back to full fitness and made a remarkable comeback with an unbeaten 300 during a Championship match against Yorkshire in 2011.

In 2013, Carberry enjoyed a strong summer in one-day cricket, particularly in the T20 competition, where he scored over 500 runs, including a century in the quarter-final win over Lancashire. His consistent performances earned him a spot in England’s ODI squad and subsequently the Ashes series in Australia. Despite England’s disappointing whitewash defeat, Carberry proved himself with some solid performances.

However, his international career came to a halt when the selectors opted for a new era without him. Carberry played his last match for England in a ODI against Sri Lanka in May 2014, scoring only six runs. Despite his disappointment, Carberry continued to be a vital component of Hampshire’s team, contributing to their success in the T20 format and playing in the Big Bash for Perth Scorchers.

In 2017, Carberry decided to move to Leicestershire, enticed by the promise of the captaincy. However, his tenure as captain was short-lived as the incoming coach relieved him of the role due to his reactive approach. Carberry took leave to consider his future and later hinted at legal action, which eventually led to the end of his time at Leicestershire.

Throughout his career, Carberry displayed tremendous perseverance in the face of adversity. His left-handed strokeplay, athleticism in the field, and aggressive style of play made him a formidable opener. Despite not achieving the levels of success he may have aspired to in international cricket, Carberry’s contributions to county cricket and his determined spirit will always be remembered.

Michael Carberry Career Stats

Michael Carberry Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 6 12 0 345 60 28.75 835 41.31 0 1 54 1 7 0
T20Is 1 1 0 7 7 7 7 100 0 0 1 0 1 0
ODIs 6 6 0 114 63 19 180 63.33 0 1 14 0 2 0
FC 208 363 25 13868 300* 41.02 27235 50.91 35 67 - - 94 0
List A 173 162 16 4690 150* 32.12 - - 6 34 - - 63 0
T20s 146 137 17 3720 100* 31 2990 124.41 1 29 394 104 48 0

Michael Carberry Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 6 - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 1 - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs 6 1 6 12 0 - - - 12 - 0 0 0
FC 208 - 1577 1081 17 2/85 - 63.58 4.11 92.7 0 0 0
List A 173 - 322 297 11 3/37 3/37 27 5.53 29.2 0 0 0
T20s 146 2 18 19 1 1/16 1/16 19 6.33 18 0 0 0

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