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Liam Dawson

Key facts

Full Name: Liam Andrew Dawson
Born: March 1 1990 , Swindon, Wiltshire
County: Hampshire
Other teams: England U19
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Slow left-arm

Biography

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.His spin 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 among his first-over victims twice - for a duck and a golden duck - and Dawson played a pivotal all-around role in Hampshire's Clydesdale Bank 40 and Friends Life t20 double triumph.

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