James Edward Charles Franklin is a left handed batsman and left arm fast medium bowler who plays for New Zealand cricket team. He has also played for Wellington and Glamorgan. Presently, James has been retained by Mumbai Indians to play for IPL 5 season 2012.

Franklin debuted in One day Internationals on 2nd January 2001 at Taupo against Zimbabwe. In this match, he bowled 5 overs, none of which were maiden, conceded 28 runs and took 2 wickets. He batted at the No. 10 position and remained unbeaten on 25 in 27 deliveries. Zimbabwe won this match by 70 runs by the D/L method. Franklin played his first Test match on 8th March 2001 at Auckland against Pakistan. In the 1st innings, he bowled 21 overs, out of which 6 were maiden, conceded 55 runs and took 1 wicket. He was leg before wicket to Saqlain Mushtaq on the very first delivery he faced. In the 2nd innings, he bowled 18 overs, out of which 2 were maiden, conceded 59 runs and took 1 wicket. He was bowled by Mohammad Sami for no score after facing 4 deliveries. Pakistan won this match by 299 runs.

Role All Rounder
Born 7 Nov 1980
Nationality New Zealand New Zealand
Nickname Franko
Team History
Middlesex County Cricket Club Middlesex County 2015 - 2018
Rajshahi Kings 2016 - 2017
Nottinghamshire County Cricket Club Nottinghamshire County 2014
Barbados Tridents Barbados Tridents 2014
Guyana Amazon Warriors 2013
656 new zealand national cricket team New Zealand 2001 - 2013
1088 mumbai indians Mumbai Indians 2011 - 2012
2675 adelaide strikers Adelaide Strikers 2012
Essex County Cricket Club Essex County 2012
Gloucestershire County Cricket Club Gloucestershire County 2009 - 2010
Glamorgan County Cricket Club Glamorgan County 2006
Gloucestershire County Cricket Club Gloucestershire County 2004

Career Highlights

Franklin participated in 27 Test matches in which he bowled 4483 deliveries, conceded 2648 runs while taking 80 wickets. His bowling average was 33.10 and economy rate 3.54. He scored 683 runs at a batting average of 21.34 and strike rate 38.37.

He took part in 94 One day Internationals, in which he bowled 3485 deliveries and conceded 2993 runs while taking 74 wickets. His bowling average was 40.44 and economy rate 5.15. He scored 1036 runs at a batting average of 40.44 and strike rate 47.0.

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