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James Franklin

Key facts

Full Name: James Edward Charles Franklin
Born: November 7 1980 , Wellington
County: Gloucestershire
Other teams: New Zealand, Wellington, Glamorgan
Test debut: New Zealand v Pakistan at Auckland, Mar 8-12, 2001
ODI debut: New Zealand v Zimbabwe at Taupo, Jan 2, 2001
T20 debut: New Zealand v West Indies at Auckland, Feb 16, 2006
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Left-arm fast-medium

Biography

A left-arm medium-fast bowler who can swing the ball, Franklin was introduced to international cricket when barely out of his teens due to an injury blight that hit the New Zealand squad. First selected for the one-day side in 2000-01, he was picked for the home Test series against Pakistan the same year, although inconsistent form meant he was in and out of the side. He was called up to the New Zealand Test squad during the 2004 tour of England for the last Test at Trent Bridge as cover when Shane Bond had to fly home with a long-standing back injury. He ended up taking an impressive s...

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