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Graham Napier

Key facts

Full Name: Graham Richard Napier
Born: January 6 1980 , Colchester
County: Essex
Other teams: Central Districts, England Lions, Mumbai Indians, Wellington
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium-fast

Biography

A hard-hitting all-rounder who bowls brisk seamers, Napier enjoyed brushes with stardom before he shot to fame in 2008 on the back of his remarkable feats in the Twenty20 Cup.He was part of the England Under-19 side that won the World Cup in 1998, and his tally of 33 victims in the National League in 2003 equalled the record for the most wickets taken by an Essex player in a one-day league campaign.Napier won a place on the England A tour to Malaysia and India that winter, and his career continued on an upward path when he was named in England’s 30-man provisional squad for the 2004 Champio...

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