Liam Dawson

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Liam Dawson
Personal information
Full nameLiam Andrew Dawson
Born (1990-03-01) 1 March 1990 (age 29)
Swindon, Wiltshire, England
NicknameDaws, Lemmy
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
BowlingSlow left-arm orthodox
International information
National side
Test debut (cap 676)16 December 2016 v India
Last Test14 July 2017 v South Africa
ODI debut (cap 244)4 September 2016 v Pakistan
Last ODI13 October 2018 v Sri Lanka
ODI shirt no.83
T20I debut (cap 76)5 July 2016 v Sri Lanka
Last T20I18 February 2018 v New Zealand
T20I shirt no.83
Domestic team information
2007–presentHampshire (squad no. 8)
2015Essex (on loan)
2013Prime Bank Cricket Club
2014Sheikh Jamal Dhanmondi Club
2016Rangpur Riders (BPL)
2017Chittagong Vikings (BPL)
2018–presentPeshawar Zalmi (PSL) (squad no. 7)
2018–presentComilla Victorians (BPL)
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 3 3 147 160
Runs scored 84 14 7,022 3,529
Batting average 21.00 7.00 32.66 32.98
100s/50s 0/1 0/0 8/39 3/18
Top score 66* 10 169 113*
Balls bowled 526 84 13,929 6,206
Wickets 7 3 199 162
Bowling average 42.57 32.00 34.93 30.18
5 wickets in innings 0 0 3 1
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 2/34 2/70 7/51 6/47
Catches/stumpings 2/– 0/– 141/– 72/–
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 24 May 2019

Liam Andrew Dawson (born 1 March 1990) is an English cricketer who currently plays for Hampshire. He is a right-handed batsman and bowls slow left-arm orthodox spin. He has played senior cricket for the England cricket team. Dawson was part of the England squad that won the 2019 Cricket World Cup, however he did not play in any matches during the tournament.[1]

Early career[edit]

He started playing cricket at the age of 3 and joined Goatacre when he was 7. He then moved on to play his youth cricket at Chippenham Cricket Club in Wiltshire, where he was spotted by Hampshire.

After appearing regularly for Hampshire Second XI and Wiltshire in 2006 he was selected for England under-19s tour of Malaysia in 2006/07. During the tour he took impressive figures of 6/9 against Malaysia.[2] During England under-19s 'Test' series with Pakistan in 2007 he was England's leading wicket-taker.

Domestic and T20 franchise career[edit]

Dawson appeared in three List A matches for Hampshire towards the end of the 2007 season, he failed to take a wicket but he scored a run-a-ball 32 on his debut. On 19 September 2007 he made his first-class debut against Yorkshire, although he failed to bat or bowl.

He scored his maiden century at Trent Bridge against Nottinghamshire in 2008. In January 2009 he was called into the England Lions squad to tour New Zealand. Dawson was a member of Hampshire's 2009 Friends Provident Trophy winning team. In 2010 he played just eight Championship matches, averaging 29 with the bat. In 2011, he had a spell opening the batting for Hampshire. He averaged 36 in the Championship. He averaged 35 in List A games as he began to build a reputation for himself as a solid batsman.

In 2012 his bowling began to become more prominent, as he picked up 26 wickets for Hampshire in the County Championship, averaging 32. However, his batting became less prominent as he averaged less than 30 for the season. He also became an important part of Hampshire’s bowling line-up in the T20, taking nine wickets.

In 2013 he scored over 1,000 first-class runs for the first time in his career, although he was less effective with the ball, taking just eleven Championship wickets. However, his bowling in One Day cricket became more effective as he took 12 List A wickets, the most in his career. He continued his impressive performances with the ball in T20 cricket, taking a further 13 wickets. In 2014, after falling out of favour at Hampshire, Dawson moved to Essex on loan. Dawson performed well during the loan, and when he returned to Hampshire he reclaimed his spot in the side. In 2015 he took 29 wickets in the Championship, and 12 in List A cricket as his bowling continued to improve.

In October 2018, he was named in the squad for the Comilla Victorians team, following the draft for the 2018–19 Bangladesh Premier League.[3]

International career[edit]

In 2016 Dawson earned his first call up to a senior international squad when he was selected for England's squad for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20, although he didn’t play a game for the side.

On 5 July 2016 he made his Twenty20 International (T20I) debut for England against Sri Lanka.[4] He took 3 wickets as England won by eight wickets.

On 4 September 2016 he made his One Day International (ODI) debut for England against Pakistan.[5] He scored ten runs and taking figures of 2-70 as England lost by four wickets.

In November 2016 he was named in England's Test squad for the final two matches of the series against India.[6] He made his Test debut on 16 December 2016 against India in the fifth Test of the series. He scored an unbeaten 66 in his maiden innings, as England made 477.[7] Murali Vijay became his first test wicket, after he trapped him lbw, as he finished with figures of 2-129, before being dismissed for a duck, as England lost by an innings and 75 runs.

Dawson played in the second T20I against India, and took figures of 0-20 after opening the bowling as England lost by five runs.

On 6 July 2017, Dawson was called up to the England squad for the South Africa Test series and was selected to play as the second spinner on the side. He took four wickets and scored a pair of two-ball ducks.[8]

On 21 May 2019, England finalised their squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup, with Dawson named in the final fifteen-man team.[9] He was one of two players, along with Tom Curran, who was unused as England won the tournament.[10]


  1. ^ "England Cricket World Cup player ratings: How every star fared on the road to glory". Evening Standard. Retrieved 15 July 2019.
  2. ^ Malaysia Under-19s v England Under-19s, Tri-Series 2006/07, Scorecard, CricketArchive, Retrieved on 22 January 2008
  3. ^ "Full players list of the teams following Players Draft of BPL T20 2018-19". Bangladesh Cricket Board. Retrieved 29 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Sri Lanka tour of England and Ireland, Only T20I: England v Sri Lanka at Southampton, Jul 5, 2016". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 5 July 2016.
  5. ^ "Pakistan tour of England and Ireland, 5th ODI: England v Pakistan at Cardiff, Sep 4, 2016". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 4 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Jennings and Dawson to join squad". England and Wales Cricket Board. Retrieved 30 November 2016.
  7. ^ "England tour of India, 5th Test: India v England at Chennai, Dec 16-20, 2016". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 16 December 2016.
  8. ^ "South Africa tour of England, 1st Test: Englad v South Africa at Lord's, Jul 6-9, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  9. ^ "World Cup: England name Jofra Archer, Tom Curran & Liam Dawson in squad". BBC Sport. Retrieved 21 May 2019.
  10. ^ "England Cricket World Cup player ratings: How every star fared on the road to glory". Evening Standard. Retrieved 15 July 2019.

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