In our Talent Profiles series, we highlight some of the most notable names that we’re working with.
Just in time for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup, we’re rounding up six of the most accomplished cricketers from our talent roster.
Born in Christchurch, NZ, Ben Stokes is the former vice-captain of England’s test team, acting as deputy for Joe Root. An all-rounder who bats left-handed and bowls right-arm, fast-medium pace, he’s a record-breaking player: with the record for England’s fastest ever Test match 250, fastest ever Test double-century and the highest score for a Test batsman batting at number six. As the highest-paid overseas player in the Indian Premier League’s history, he’s one of modern cricketing’s most iconic figures.
Ian Botham is an English cricketing legend. One of the finest all-rounders ever to step foot on a cricket pitch, “Beefy” Botham was a dominant force in the cricket world throughout the ’80s and ’90s, proving himself to be a stellar performer with an aggressive bowling style. Representing England in One-Day and Test International cricket, Botham led the English team to an uproarious triumph in the Ashes under Mike Brearley’s captaincy.
Pakistani international cricketer Mohammad Amir made his first-class debut in 2008, before making his first appearance in One-Day International and Test matches at the age of only 17. Since then, he’s made a name for himself as a formidable left-arm fast-bowler: Amir is currently playing in Pakistan’s squad for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup.
Joseph “Jos” Buttler is currently vice-captain of the England cricket team, helping to lead the team throughout the Cricket World Cup. Regarded as one of the most talented wicket-keeper batsmen in the world of professional cricket, he holds the record for the fastest ODI century by an England player. As of summer 2019, Buttler has scored 11 List A centuries and five first-class.
One of the finest players in England’s women’s team, she made her debut for the team in 2010. A fearsome right-handed middle-order batter and off break bowler, she was a key member of the team that led England to victory in the 2017 Women’s Cricket World Cup. She was subsequently named as one of the ICC Women’s T20I team’s players, going on to score her 2nd T20I century in 2018 with a knock of 124 runs that led the England team to register the highest ever successful chase by any squad in a WT20I match.
Ranked internationally by the ICC as the world’s No 4 batsman, Joe Root has
contributed unparalleled form and outstanding leadership in some of England’s most impressive performances since their ’00s glory days under Michael Vaughan. Named vice-captain for the 2015 Ashes series, Root earned the title of Man of The Series before becoming England’s captain in 2017. His confidence and composure on the pitch has since pushed England up through the ranks and driven some of their most memorable victories in modern cricketing history.