James Hopes

Country: Australia
Date of Birth: October 24, 1978
Place of Birth: Townsville, Queensland
Batting Style: Right Handed
Bowling Style: Right-arm medium
Skill: All Rounder
Teams Played: Australia, Delhi Daredevils, Kings XI Punjab

Batting Performance

M Inn No Runs HS 100s 50s Avg SR
Tests
ODI 84 61 8 1326 63 0 3 25.02 93.71
T20s 12 7 2 105 30 0 0 21 107.14
IPL 19 18 3 410 71 0 4 27.33 137.12

Bowling & Fielding Performance

M Overs Runs Mdns Wkts Avg Best Econ
Tests
ODI 84 526.1 2384 32 67 35.58 5/14 4.53
T20s 12 37 283 0 10 28.3 2/26 7.65
IPL 19 57 521 0 14 37.21 2/2 9.14

Career Performance

First Match Last Match
Tests
ODIs March 1, 2005 v New Zealand at Basin Reserve, Wellington October 20, 2010 v India at ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam
T20s February 17, 2005 v New Zealand at Eden Park, Auckland July 6, 2010 v Pakistan at Edgbaston, Birmingham
IPL April 19, 2008 v Chennai Super Kings at Punjab Cricket Association Stadium, Mohali – Chandigarh May 12, 2011 v Chennai Super Kings at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai

Profile

James Hopes has been an excellent find for the Australian team in the past few years. The all-rounder is a useful batsman down the order while he has the ability to chip in quick wickets with his medium-pacers. Hopes has been a regular member of the Aussie one-day team and has impressed one and all with some terrific performances, particularly with the ball.

The Queenslander varies his pace excellently and also has the capability to bowl quick when it is required. James is also capable of hitting some lusty blows lower down the order. The short-stature Australian works hard on his fitness and is surely aiming for a Test spot in near future.

An injury to Shane Watson brought Hopes in and he gracefully filled in the empty spot of an all-rounder. With the return of his former Queensland team-mate Watson, Hopes and Watson usually bowl in tandem in the middle overs and are a key asset to the side in keeping the run-flow down and providing vital breakthroughs.


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