Trent Copeland

Country: Australia
Born: March 14, 1986, Gosford, New South Wales
Height: 1.95 m
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Right arm Fast medium
Playing role: Bowler

Trent Copeland Bio

Trent Aaron Copeland is an Australian cricketer known for his exceptional bowling skills and his unconventional path to the national squad. Born on March 14, 1986, in Sydney, Australia, Copeland had a unique journey into professional cricket, standing out in an era dominated by academies and youth pathways.

Unlike many of his contemporaries, Copeland did not rise through the ranks of junior cricket or receive early recognition. Instead, he made his mark the old-fashioned way, by dominating at the grade level and eventually earning a spot in state cricket. His debut for New South Wales came at the age of 23 and was particularly noteworthy because, just four years prior, he had been a wicketkeeper-batsman.

However, the transition to bowling proved to be a masterstroke for Copeland. Standing at an imposing height of 1.95m, his tall frame coupled with his ability to generate seam and swing made him a formidable force on the field. Copeland’s impressive performances with the St George club caught the attention of the selectors, resulting in his stunning entry into state cricket in the 2009-2010 season.

In his maiden first-class season, Copeland showcased his talent by claiming 35 wickets at an average of 17.57 in just five matches. His remarkable debut performance included an outstanding haul of 8 for 92 in his first innings of Sheffield Shield cricket, making it the second-best performance by a player on their first-class debut for New South Wales.

The following year, Copeland etched his name in the history books by reaching the milestone of 50 wickets in just eight games. This achievement made him the fourth-fastest player to achieve this feat in the history of New South Wales cricket. His ability to extract bounce from the pitch, combined with his seam and swing, made him a relentless force to reckon with.

Copeland’s exceptional performance in the 2010-2011 season earned him the title of the joint highest wicket-taker in the Sheffield Shield, with an impressive tally of 45 victims. Despite not being awarded a Cricket Australia contract in 2011, his skills were recognized when he was selected to tour Sri Lanka with the Test squad. In a tour match, Copeland displayed his adaptability by taking a five-wicket haul, proving that he could excel in different playing conditions.

Impressed by his performances, Copeland made his Test debut for Australia in the first Test in Galle and played an integral role in Australia’s series win against Sri Lanka. He maintained a tight grip on the opposition, conceding just 2.1 runs per over. However, unfortunately, his performance in that series wasn’t enough to secure a consistent place in the national team, and he faded from the selectors’ minds.

Nevertheless, Copeland remained a consistent performer in first-class cricket and continued to impress with his bowling prowess. In 2013, he was recruited by Northants as an overseas player for the season, further solidifying his reputation as a reliable and effective cricketer.

Despite his unconventional path to international recognition, Trent Copeland’s dedication, perseverance, and natural talent have enabled him to establish himself as a formidable cricket player both domestically and internationally. His ability to generate movement off the pitch, coupled with his height and accuracy, make him a difficult bowler to face. As he continues to excel in first-class cricket, fans and pundits eagerly anticipate his future contributions to the Australian national team.

Trent Copeland Career Stats

Trent Copeland Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests 3 4 1 39 23* 13 77 50.64 0 0 7 0 2 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 112 157 28 2163 106 16.76 4038 53.56 1 8 277 9 111 0
List A 29 14 5 111 23 12.33 125 88.8 0 0 13 1 8 0
T20s 3 1 0 1 1 1 3 33.33 0 0 0 0 0 0

Trent Copeland Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests 3 6 648 227 6 2/24 3/87 37.83 2.1 108 0 0 0
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 112 204 25608 10518 410 8/92 10/113 25.65 2.46 62.4 17 21 3
List A 29 29 1489 1283 41 5/32 5/32 31.29 5.16 36.3 1 2 0
T20s 3 3 36 62 0 - - - 10.33 - 0 0 0

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