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Gus Atkinson

Gus Atkinson
Personal information
Full name
Angus Alexander Patrick Atkinson
Born (1998-01-19) 19 January 1998 (age 26)
Chelsea, London, England
Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
BattingRight-handed
BowlingRight-arm fast
RoleBowler
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 270)8 September 2023 v New Zealand
Last ODI21 October 2023 v South Africa
ODI shirt no.37
T20I debut (cap 101)1 September 2023 v New Zealand
Last T20I3 September 2023 v New Zealand
Domestic team information
YearsTeam
2020–presentSurrey (squad no. 37)
2021Southern Brave
2023–presentOval Invincibles
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 4 2 14 6
Runs scored 37 8 394 52
Batting average 18.50 28.14 17.33
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/3 0/0
Top score 35 8* 91 35
Balls bowled 156 41 2,035 252
Wickets 3 6 45 8
Bowling average 51.33 8.50 26.64 33.37
5 wickets in innings 0 0 1 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 2/60 4/20 6/68 4/43
Catches/stumpings 0/– 0/– 2/– 1/–
Source: Cricinfo, 29 October 2023

Angus Alexander Patrick Atkinson (born 19 January 1998) is an English cricketer who plays for Surrey.[1]

Domestic career

He made his first-class debut on 8 August 2020, for Surrey in the 2020 Bob Willis Trophy.[2] He made his Twenty20 debut on 28 August 2020, for Surrey in the 2020 t20 Blast.[3] He made his List A debut on 22 July 2021, for Surrey in the 2021 Royal London One-Day Cup.[4]

In April 2022, he was bought by the Oval Invincibles for the 2022 season of The Hundred. Atkinson was part of the Surrey team that won the 2022 County Championship. He was retained by the Oval Invincibles for the 2023 season of The Hundred[5]

On 18th September 2023 Atkinson signed a new multi-year contract extension at Surrey.[6] In February 2024 it was announced that Atkinson had withdrawn from his £95,000 IPL contract with Kolkata Knight Riders after discussion with the ECB who were keen to manage his workload.[7]

International career

Atkinson got his first senior England call up on 16 August 2023 for the ODI and T20I series against New Zealand.[8] He made his T20I debut on the 1st September 2023 against New Zealand in the second T20I of the four match series. During that match he took figures of for 4/20 which were the best figures by an England men's bowler on T20I debut.[9]

On 17th September 2023 Atkinson was named in the England squad for the 2023 ODI World Cup in India following a breakthrough summer.[10] He got the important wicket of Babar Azam against Pakistan in their last game of the tournament.[11]

References

  1. ^ "Gus Atkinson". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  2. ^ "South Group, Chelmsford, Aug 8-11 2020, Bob Willis Trophy". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 8 August 2020.
  3. ^ "South Group, Hove, Aug 28 2020, Vitality Blast". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 28 August 2020.
  4. ^ "Scarborough, Jul 22 2021, Royal London One-Day Cup". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Oval Invincibles 2023 Squad". The Hundred. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  6. ^ "Surrey trio pen new contracts". Kia Oval.
  7. ^ "England quick withdraws from his IPL contract". Lancashire Evening Post. 20 February 2024. p. 34.
  8. ^ "First England call up for Atkinson". Surrey County Cricket Club. Retrieved 16 August 2023.
  9. ^ "Atkinson four-for condemns New Zealand after Bairstow, Brook tee off". ESPN Cricinfo.
  10. ^ "England squad for ICC Men's Cricket World Cup finalised". England and Wales Cricket Board.
  11. ^ "Cricket scorecard - England vs Pakistan, 44th Match, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023". Cricbuzz. Retrieved 14 November 2023.
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