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...