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Liam Dawson

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Full Name: Liam Andrew Dawson
Born: March 1 1990 , Swindon
County: Hampshire
Other teams: England Under-19
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Slow left-arm


Dawson emerged as a left-arm spinner and captained England Under-19s before improving so much with the bat that he rose from the lower order to opener. A pivotal member of the Hampshire side that reached Twenty20 finals day every year from 2010 to 2014, Dawson's 2014 campaign was severely disrupted by injury after he had passed 1,000 first-class runs in 2013. His spin had again returned to the fore in 2012 in an unlikely manner, as Dawson became Hampshire's regular opening bowler in limited-overs cricket with great success. Kevin Pietersen was twice among his first-over victims - for...

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