Playing Role - Right-Hand Bat
County - Hampshire & England
Date of Birth - 14 March 1991
Social - Twitter
James is a right-hand batter with the ability to match the high expectations placed upon him. His county career at Hampshire started in 2009. Jump forward to the 2010 season and James, already a regular for Hampshire, scoring an impressive 180 vs. Yorkshire.
In 2013, James boosted his reputation by scored 1000 runs in a season for the first time. Success builds on success and 2014 was to be a standout year. James was named vice-captain of Hampshire and T20 captain, he scored over 1500 runs and helped the county to become Division Two county champions.
International cricket now beckoned, and James was selected for the England Lions to tour Sri Lanka (2014) and then South Africa (2014-2015). In 2015, James was selected for the ODI vs Ireland and also the T20 team vs. Pakistan. James made his test debut vs. Sri Lanka at Headingley in 2016. To date, he has made 13 test appearances for England, making three half-centuries.
Outside of England, James has played for Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers in the BBL and Multan Sultans and Karachi Kings in the Pakistan Super League. In 2018, he appeared for Maratha Arabians in the UAE T10 tournament and the Auckland Aces in the New Zealand’s Burger King Super Smash.
In January 2019, it was announced that James, the current Hampshire captain, had signed a new four year contract with the county.
James has established relationships with: –
Gunn and Moore – Gunn and Moore provide James with the kit and equipment essential for him to deliver the highest levels of performance.
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