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James Foster

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Full Name: James Savin Foster
Born: April 15 1980 , Whipps Cross, Leytonstone
Country: England
County: Essex
Other teams: Durham MCCU, England A, MCC, Northern Districts
Test debut: India v England, Mohali, Dec 3-6 2001
ODI debut: Zimbabwe v England, Harare, Oct 3 2001
T20 debut: England v Netherlands, Lord's, Jun 5 2009
Batting Style: Right-hand bat


Foster is a talented wicketkeeper-batsman who has impressed many observers with his consistent performances for Essex. The Durham University graduate’s early promise was rewarded with an England A call-up for the tour to the West Indies in 2000/01 after only four first-class appearances for his county. And he made his one-day international debut during the third game against Zimbabwe at Harare in 2001, claiming two stumpings as England won by five wickets. He also made his five-day bow that winter at Mohali in the first Test with India, but managed only five runs in two...

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