Player Profile

Joseph Liam Denly
England
Born March 16, 1986 ( 34 Yrs )
Birth Place Canterbury, Kent
Height 6 ft 0 in
Known As No Pants
Player Role Batting Allrounder
Player Bat Style Right Handed Bat
Player Bowl Style Right-arm legbreak

Career Information - Teams

England, England Lions, Kent, Middlesex, Barisal Burners, Dhaka Dynamites, Sydney Sixers, Karachi Kings, Kolkata Knight Riders, Multan Sultans, Team Buttler


ICC Rankings

TEST ODI T20
Batting
Bowling
All Rounder

Profile

Joe Denly is an attractive opening batsman, who got his maiden international call up in 2009 after a string of consistent performances for Kent and England Lions. However, Denly failed to adjust to the tempo of international cricket. He played just 9 ODIs and 5 T20Is before being dropped by the national selectors, as he failed to produce any performance of note despite abundant opportunities.

Denly, now over 30 years of age, seemed like he was done with international cricket, but through performances in the domestic circuit and several T20 leagues around the world, he was once again selected after almost a decade in the fringes, for the T20I series against Sri Lanka in late 2018. Now a trustworthy leg-spin bowler, Denly has added a dimension to his game to add a utility in the selectors' checklist. On his comeback game, he scored a solid 20 before recording unexpected figures of 4-0-19-4, including the openers, after being given the responsibility to open the bowling.

Denly finally got his hands on the England Test cap in 2019, at the age of 32. However, after being asked to open on grassy surfaces, he struggled to make much of an impact, scoring 112 runs across 4 innings at a commendable average of 28, given the conditions. However, as it turns out, the world doesn't have too much time for conditions, and makes do with numbers, and if there is to be a second coming for Denly, he needs to string together better performances more consistently.

Written by Rishi Roy


Career

TEST debut vs West Indies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Jan 31, 2019
Last TEST vs West Indies at The Rose Bowl, Jul 08, 2020
ODI debut vs Ireland at Civil Service Cricket Club, Aug 27, 2009
Last ODI vs South Africa at The Wanderers Stadium, Feb 09, 2020
T20 debut vs Australia at Emirates Old Trafford, Aug 30, 2009
Last T20 vs Australia at The Rose Bowl, Sep 08, 2020
IPL debut vs Delhi Capitals at Eden Gardens, Apr 12, 2019
Last IPL vs Delhi Capitals at Eden Gardens, Apr 12, 2019

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
ODI 16 13 0 446 87 34.31 629 70.91 0 0 4 44 6
T20 13 12 2 125 30 12.5 118 105.93 0 0 0 15 1
Test 15 28 0 827 94 29.54 2086 39.65 0 0 6 110 4
IPL 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
ODI 16 4 102 101 1 24/1 24/1 5.94 101 102 0 0
T20 13 6 72 93 7 19/4 19/4 7.75 13.29 10.29 0 0
Test 15 12 390 219 2 42/2 42/2 3.37 109.5 195 0 0
IPL 1 0 0 0 0 -/- -/- 0 0 0 0 0