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Liam Plunkett

Liam Plunkett

india Updated: Oct 23, 2006 16:59 IST

 Date of Birth: 6 April 1985, Middlesbrough, Yorkshire
 Test Debut: Against Pakistan at Lahore in 2005
 ODI Debut: Against Pakistan at Rawalpindi in 2005
 Bats: Right Hand Bat
 Bowls: Right Arm Medium Fast

Liam Plunkett's selection for England's one-day tour of Pakistan in 2005-06 represented the culmination of a two-year rise to prominence. Having made his first-class debut for Durham in 2003, Plunkett took on immediate responsibilities in the absence of Steve Harmison and the injured Mark Davies, and in 2005 took 50 wickets in a season for the first time.

Not dissimilar to the young Harmison in build or bowling style, he also has the makings of a useful allrounder, as unbeaten 74 against Somerset demonstrated. Following the withdrawal of Simon Jones with an ankle injury, Plunkett was named in the Test squad as well.

First Published: Feb 15, 2006 18:04 IST