Full Name: William Boyd Rankin
Born July 5 1984, Derry
Other Teams: Ireland, Ireland Under-19s, England Lions, Derbyshire
ODI Debut: Bermuda v Ireland, Nairobi, Jan 31, 2007
T20 Debut: Bangladesh v Ireland, Nottingham, Jun 8 2009
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium-fast
One of several Ireland players who earned professional deals after the 2007 World Cup, Rankin is a tall and imposing right-arm seamer. He enjoyed a productive tournament and was Ireland's leading wicket-taker with 12 scalps, including that of England captain Michael Vaughan. Rankin subsequently earned a contract at Derbyshire, but, after seeing his first season curtailed by injury, was released at the end of the summer. A move to Warwickshire soon followed, and Rankin developed year upon year, epitomised by his season-best effort of 55 championship wickets at an average of 25.80 in...