Richard Gleeson
Richard Gleeson. (Photograph by Gareth Copley – ECB/ECB through Getty Pictures)

Pacer Richard Gleeson created an excellent first impression on his England debut as he accounted for India’s famed top-order comprising skipper Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli and Rishabh Pant within the second T20I at Edgbaston on Saturday, July 9. He completed with figures of three/15 from his 4 overs with an economic system of three.8, together with a maiden.

Notably, Gleeson obtained his maiden England cap on the age of 34. He couldn’t get an opportunity all this whereas within the English squad attributable to cut-throat competitors in tempo bowling that included the likes of Jofra Archer, Mark Wooden, Chris Woakes, and so forth. Because the pacer lastly obtained a well-deserved alternative of donning the English jersey, right here’s a take a look at a couple of info associated to him.

Richard Gleeson’s cricketing profession

A late entrant within the worldwide circuit, Gleeson didn’t play any skilled cricket until 27. The truth is, it was solely on the age of 27 that Gleeson began his first-class profession. Having made his first-class debut for Northamptonshire in 2015, he went on to symbolize the membership until 2018. In 2019, he was signed by Lancashire and represents them up to now.

Gleeson was contemplating retirement eight months in the past attributable to a again harm, however determined to vary his thoughts. The senior pacer made great impression within the ongoing T20 Blast 2022, selecting 23 wickets at a median of 16.34. His greatest spell included a fifer towards Worcestershire the place he completed with figures of 5/33. This additionally occurred to be Gleeson’s first five-wicket haul in T20 cricket.

The pacer has performed 34 first-class matches registering 134 scalps to his title. So far as his home T20 profession is anxious, the Lancashire cricketer has featured in 67 video games, selecting up 76 wickets at an economic system of seven.88 and a median of twenty-two.8.

Whereas he may need acquired his England cap late, Gleeson has performed numerous home leagues throughout the globe, together with Bangladesh Premier League (BPL), Huge Bash League (BBL) the place he represented Rangpur Riders and Melbourne Renegades, respectively.