Full Name: Ashley Fraser Giles
Born: March 19 1973 , Chertsey, Surrey
Other teams: England, Warwickshire
Test debut: v South Africa, 1998
ODI debut: v Australia, 1997
Batting Style: Right Hand Bat
Bowling Style: Slow Left Arm Orthodox
Giles has been England’s first-choice spinner since establishing himself in the side during the winter tour of Pakistan in 2000-1 and his lower-order batting helps to make him a key member of both the Test and ODI sides. He began his career as a fast bowler but was forced to turn to spin due to a back injury and it looked a wise decision when in the 2003 series in Sri Lanka he collected 30 wickets at a cost of just 18 runs each. Any suggestion that he could only perform on foreign soil was also dispelled during the summer of 2004 due to impressive performances against both New Zealand an...