James Faulkner, aka James Peter Faulkner is a professional cricketer, who is an active player of the Tasmania cricket team. This all rounder made 300 runs at 30, taking 36 wickets at 17.72 in the 2010-11 Sheffield Shield season. His Twenty20 debut was on 1st February 2012 for the Australian cricket team against India. Presently, he has been selected by the team of Kings XI Punjab to play at the IPL 5 season 2012.
During the 2012 IPL players’ auction, James was bought by the team of Kings XI Punjab for 190,000 dollars. Both as a right hand batsman and a left arm medium pacer, James played for teams like the Pune Warriors, the Melbourne Stars and the Australian U-19 team, Launceston amongst others.
James has played in 23 First class matches, scoring 808 runs, with his highest runs being 77, at an batting average of 26.93 and a strike rate of 50.09. He bowled 3908 balls of 2000 runs, taking 86 wickets. His bowling average accumulated to 23.25, at an economy rate of 3.07 and a strike rate of 45.4.
With right to List A matches, James played in 27 of the matches, scoring 344 runs, with his highest score being 76, at a batting average of 22.93 and a strike rate of 78.53. He bowled 1266 balls of 1127 runs, taking 33 wickets. His bowling average accumulated to 34.15 at an economy rate of 5.34 and a strike rate of 38.3.
On the other hand, James played in 21 Twenty20 matches, scoring 114 runs at an average of 14.25 and a strike rate of 109.61. He took 20 wickets, bowling 409 balls of 521 runs. His average was 26.05 and strike rate was 20.4.