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Ashley Giles

Giles took time to claim a place in the team and almost six years after his debut he has only recently had a permanent spot.

india Updated: Jan 30, 2003 00:07 IST
PTI

 Date of Birth: 19 March 1973, Chertsey, Surrey
 Test Debut: Against South Africa at Manchester in 1998
 ODI Debut: Against Australia at The Oval in 1997
 Bats: Right Hand Bat
 Bowls: Slow Left Arm Orthodox
 

Giles took time to claim a place in the team and almost six years after his debut he has only recently had any pretension to claiming a permanent spot.

That despite being a strong contributor with both bat and ball.

He started out as a fast bowler but had a career change in the early nineties when injury forced him to adapt to spin.

Giles broke into the international squad in 1997 but never played more than three matches in a year until the last 12 months.

That poor return has been largely due to injury since he was selected for a central contract in 2001.

And another injury on the Ashes tour, where he sustained a broken wrist, means he arrives at the World Cup with limited match practice.

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First Published: Jan 24, 2003 20:48 IST