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Boyd Rankin

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Full Name: William Boyd Rankin
Born: July 5 1984 , Derry
Country: Ireland
County: Warwickshire
Other teams: England, Ireland Under-19s, England Lions, Derbyshire
Test debut: Australia v England, Sydney, January 3-5, 2014
ODI debut: Bermuda v Ireland, Nairobi, January 31, 2007
T20 debut: Bangladesh v Ireland, Nottingham, June 8 2009
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium-fast


The tall and imposing right-arm seamer made his England debut in 2013, six years after facing them at the World Cup for Ireland, before switching allegiances back to his home country in 2015. Rankin was one of several Ireland players who earned professional deals after the 2007 World Cup, where he enjoyed a productive tournament and was Ireland's leading wicket-taker with 12 scalps, including that of England captain Michael Vaughan. He subsequently earned a contract at Derbyshire but, after seeing his first season curtailed by injury, was released at the end of the summer....

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