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Ian Blackwell

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Full Name: Ian David Blackwell
Born: June 10 1978 , Chesterfield, Derbyshire
County: Durham
Other teams: Derbyshire, England A, England, Somerset
Test debut: India v England, Nagpur, March 1-5 2006
ODI debut: England v Zimbabwe, Colombo (RPS), September 18 2002
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Slow left-arm orthodox


Blackwell’s England days may have passed, but the Chesterfield-born all-rounder remains one of the most dangerous all-rounders in the domestic game. An immensely powerful middle-order batsman with the ability to clear the biggest of boundaries, Blackwell is also a wily left-arm spinner, effective in all three forms of the game. He began his career with home county Derbyshire, but moved to Somerset in 2000 and soon established himself as a firm favourite with the Taunton faithful. International recognition followed in 2002 and he went on to play 34 one-day internationals, without ever ac...

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