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Liam Plunkett

Key facts

Full Name: Liam Edward Plunkett
Born: April 6 1985 , Middlesbrough
Country: England
County: Yorkshire
Other teams: Durham, England Lions, England Under-19s
Test debut: Pakistan v England, Lahore, November 29-December 3 2005
ODI debut: Pakistan v England, Lahore, December 10 2005
T20 debut: England v Sri Lanka, Southampton, June 15 2006
Batting Style: Right-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm fast-medium


A right-arm seamer and handy lower-order batsman, Plunkett was picked by England at the age of 20 for the tour of Pakistan in 2005. He made his debut in the third Test, but struggled to make an impression on a surface which heavily favoured batsmen. Plunkett was impressive in the one-day international series, though, as some good efforts with the ball were complemented by a half-century. It appeared England had unearthed a potential star at that stage, yet Plunkett’s stock subsequently fell, although there were moments of brilliance. He played a part in each of Durham’s back-to-bac...

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