Liam Plunkett, England batsman, World Cup 2019 Player Full Profile: Plunkett will look to make impact with his searing pace

Lian Plunkett has also made some important contributions with the bat and his ability as a batsman has added England’s attacking approach to take hold.

Peter Miller, May 12, 2019 16:42:59 IST

It feels like Liam Plunkett has been around forever, but he is still only 34-years-old. This is mostly because he made his England debut in late 2005 on their tour of Pakistan as a 20-year-old. He was probably picked too young and struggled to find consistency. He played his first 29 ODIs over a six year period where he was never an automatic selection. A move from his native Durham to Yorkshire saw him rediscover his pace and find a way at international level.

File image of Liam Plunkett. Reuters

File image of Liam Plunkett. Reuters

Plunkett was one of the players who was brought back into the England fold after the disastrous 2015 World Cup and has been a near ever present member of the team since. In the 51 ODIs he has played since his recall he has taken 82 wickets at 28. Considering his bowls in the opening Powerplay or at the death his economy rate of 5.91 is very decent by modern standards. He has pace and even when he is going for runs he is a wicket-taking threat.

Plunkett has also made some important contributions with the bat and his ability as a batsman has added England’s attacking approach to take hold. When you have Plunkett batting at 10, a man who has three first-class hundreds, it gives so much freedom to the top order to go hard and look to dominate the opposition. He has just one ODI fifty, but that has been due to a lack of opportunity more than anything else.

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Updated Date: May 12, 2019 17:38:06 IST


IPL 2019 POINTS TABLE

Pos. Team P W L D Pts.
1
Mumbai
14 9 5 0 18
2
Chennai
14 9 5 0 18
3
Delhi
14 9 5 0 18
4
Hyderabad
14 6 8 0 12
5
Kolkata
14 6 8 0 12
6
Punjab
14 6 8 0 12
7
Rajasthan
14 5 8 0 11
8
Bangalore
14 5 8 0 11
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
6 Sri Lanka 3462 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5372 125
2 India 5669 121
3 South Africa 4488 115
4 New Zealand 3729 113
5 Australia 4342 109
6 Pakistan 3846 94
Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
6 New Zealand 4056 254