Robert Key

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  • Updated: Jun 27, 2003 15:57 IST
 Date of Birth: 12 May 1979, East Dulwich, London
 Test Debut: Against India at Nottingham, 2nd Test, 2002
 ODI Debut: Against Zimbabwe at Nottingham in 2003
 Bats: Right Hand Bat
 Bowls: Right Arm Off Break

The Kent batsman is another of England's one-day squad to have benefited from spending a winter at the National Academy. He became the second player after Simon Jones to be promoted to the full squad after spending a winter in Australia with Rod Marsh. Helped England win the Youth World Cup in 1998 and made some useful contributions during the Ashes Series, including a half-century in the fourth Test in Melbourne.

His trademark shot is a back-foot biff through the covers, while his off-drive on the front foot pleases the purists too.


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