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Ryan Sidebottom

Key facts

Full Name: Ryan Jay Sidebottom
Born: January 15 1978 , Huddersfield
Country: England
County: Yorkshire
Other teams: Nottinghamshire
Test debut: England v Pakistan, Lord's, May 17-20 2001
ODI debut: Zimbabwe v England, Harare, Oct 7 2001
T20 debut: England v West Indies, The Oval, June 28 2007
Batting Style: Left-hand bat
Bowling Style: Left-arm fast-medium


Sidebottom is a product of the Yorkshire fast bowling academy which also produced fellow England internationals Matthew Hoggard and Chris Silverwood. The left-arm seamer made his debut for his home county in 1997 and was capped in 2000 when he was the leading English bowler and second overall in the first-class averages. He was the leading wicket-taker on the England A tour of the Caribbean the following winter, and in the summer of 2001 he was handed his Test debut against Pakistan. That saw him become only the 10th player to follow in his father’s footsteps by playing Test cricket ...

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