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James Franklin

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Full Name: James Edward Charles Franklin
Born: November 7 1980 , Wellington
Country: New Zealand
County: Middlesex
Other teams: Adelaide Strikers, Barbados Tridents, Essex, Glamorgan, Gloucestershire, Guyana Amazon Warriors, Mumbai Indians, Nottinghamshire, Wellington
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


The all-rounder boasts more than a decade of experience with New Zealand and plenty of county action to boot. Starting out predominantly as a left-arm seamer, he made his international debut amid an injury crisis when barely out of his teens in 2001. To become a New Zealand regular Franklin had to wait until 2004, by which time he was becoming a genuine all-rounder thanks to his left-handed batting, when he also had his first taste of county cricket with Gloucestershire. He also featured for Glamorgan before returning to Gloucestershire in 2009, signed by his former international coa...

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