Harry Gurney overview

Harry Gurney is a left-arm fast bowler from England. He was born on 25th October 1986 in Nottingham. The 34-year-old fast bowler gained a reputation for unorthodox bowling action and intelligent variation. Gurney was also regarded as one of the promising English bowlers who could consistently restrict batsmen's big-hitting in the death overs.

He became close to the final selection of the senior national team before the 2015 ODI World Cup. But after England coach for the 2015 World Cup Peter Moores was dismissed, Gurney's chances of earning a place in the England senior squad faded.

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 200 50 4s 6s
Test 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 10 6 4 15 6 7.5 33 45.45 0 0 0 1 0
T20 2 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
IPL 8 1 1 1 1 0.0 5 20.0 0 0 0 0 0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI BBM Econ Avg SR 5W 10W
Test 0 NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA NA
ODI 10 10 455 432 11 4/55 4/55 5.7 39.27 41.36 0 0
T20 2 2 48 55 3 2/26 2/26 6.88 18.33 16.0 0 0
IPL 8 8 162 238 7 2/25 2/25 8.81 34.0 23.14 0 0

Early signs

Harry Gurney has initially started playing club cricket for Loughborough Town. He took the wicket of former England captain, Michael Vaughan in a match. Then his potential helped him to graduate to the Leicestershire’s age group system. Gurney made his debut in first-class cricket in 2007 for Leicestershire against Northampton shire 2007 and was able to manage only one wicket in each innings. He missed most of 2007 due to an ankle injury but later, at the end of the season, Gurney managed some wickets. Still, studying economics at Leeds University became a major obstruction to Gurney's development and as its aftermath, Gurney was released by Leicestershire. Gurney left Leicestershire and joined Nottinghamshire at the end of 2011 following the same way Stuart Broad and James Taylor followed. Gurney’s stint with Nottinghamshire was his best time. He went on to capture 21 wickets in 10 championship matches in his maiden season with Nottinghamshire. After two years, in 2013 he became the leading wicket-taker with 44 wickets. This inspiring performance drew the attention of England selectors and Gurney was called up in the nets to bowl the English batsmen just before the Ashes series against Australia along with another left-arm fast bowler Tymal Mills. The preparation against two left-arm fast bowlers at the nets was mainly to earn the ability to face Australian left-arm fast bowler Mitchell Johnson. Gurney has participated in 103 first-class matches and claimed 310 wickets so far with an economy rate of 3.36 including his best figure of 9 wickets for 136 runs in a match. In the List ‘A’ game also Gurney has captured 114 wickets from 93 matches.

ODI Career

Harry Gurney made his debut in One-Day International (ODI) match against Scotland in 2014. However, he was wicket-less having bowled 4 overs and giving away 20 runs. He has participated in 10 ODIs and claimed 11 wickets including his best figure of 4 wickets for 55 runs at Lords against Sri Lanka. Gurney had a dream of being a part of the ODI World Cup squad. But he missed it to Stuart Broad who joined the team fresh from injury.

Test career

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IPL career

Harry made his IPL debut against Rajasthan Royals at Sawai Mansingh Stadium on 7th April 2019 for KKR - Kolkata. He has played 8 IPL matches and has scalped 7 wickets at an economy rate of 8.81.

T20 Career

Harry Gurney had been shining in the shortest format rapidly comparing to his progress in the OIDI and four-day game. He made his debut in a Twenty20 International match against Sri Lanka in London. Although Sri Lanka won the match by 9 runs Gurney was able to gain 2 wickets at the cost of 26 runs in 4 overs. Gurney, however, has played only 2 T20Is and claimed 3 wickets but in the domestic T20 and T20 franchise game Gurney has been extremely successful. Playing 156 T20 matches Gurney has already claimed 190 wickets including his best bowling of 5 wickets for 30 runs.

ICC Trophies

NA

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