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Will Porterfield

Key facts

Full Name: William Thomas Stuart Porterfield
Born: September 6 1984 , Londonderry
Country: Ireland
County: Warwickshire
Other teams: Gloucestershire, Ireland Under-19s, Marylebone Cricket Club, Marylebone Cricket Club Young Cricketers
ODI debut: Scotland v Ireland, Ayr, Aug 5 2006
T20 debut: Ireland v Scotland, Belfast, Aug 2 2008
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Right-arm off-break


A prodigious scorer for his country, Porterfield has been Ireland captain for the vast majority of his career, which has taken him from Gloucestershire to Warwickshire. Porterfield has led Ireland at every level from under-13, making his senior debut in 2006. He was in the ranks for the famous wins over Pakistan and Bangladesh at the 2007 World Cup, on the back of which he earned a contract with Gloucestershire. He became Ireland captain in 2008, and helped them qualify for the 2009 World Twenty20. The top-order batsman joined Warwickshire at the end of the 2010 season, and the nex...

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