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Luke Wright

English All-Rounder

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Nationality

English

Date of Birth

07/03/1985

Teams

England, Melbourne Stars, Sussex, Quetta Gladiators

Role

T20 right handed top order batsman

Career Highlights and Awards

  • 2015 Selected as captain of Sussex
  • 2012 Debut IPL season
  • 2011 Signed with Melbourne Stars
  • England 2007 Twenty20 World Cup Team
  • Debut 50 for England ODI side v India 2007
  • 2 Big Bash Centuries and a record breaking 153 with 11 Sixes for Sussex versus Essex in the Nat West T20 Blast, 2015

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Luke Wright emerged as a promising young all-rounder being selected in both the England U/17 and U/19 teams. After a brief stint with Leicestershire, Luke’ career blossomed when he joined County team Sussex in 2004. After a debut century, Luke went on to win four Denis Compton Medals, an award given to the ‘most promising young player’ from each county team.  After strong form with the bat for Sussex that included the highest scoring player in the domestic T20 championship, it was only a matter of time for Luke’s international birth.

Luke was rewarded for his hard work in 2007. Making his International ODI debut against India at The Oval, he went on to score a maiden half century, and days later was selected in the England Twenty20 World Cup side. Luke toured New Zealand in 2008 where he made a solid contribution with the bat and ball. In 2009, Wright was selected to replace Andrew Flintoff as an all-rounder in the England Test Squad to tour South Africa, however didn’t manage to debut.

In 2011/12, Luke signed with the Melbourne Stars in Big Bash League where he still currently plays as the longest serving overseas player in the competition. Opening the batting, Luke has made some fantastic contributions to the team that included holding the previous fastest hundred off only 44 balls in 2012. He holds the record for the highest score of 117, set in 2011/12 and currently is one of the leading run scorers in BBL history.In 2016-17 Luke was once again named as the Stars Player of the Year.

In demand all around the world as one of the T20 players of his generation, he has represented Quetta Gladiators in the first two years of Pakistan Super League, helping them to the final in 2017. He has also played for Pune Warriors, Auckland Aces, Wellington and Dhaka Gladiators.

Domestically, Luke has been club captain at Sussex since 2016.

He is a lively, intelligent and engaging personality available for all types of appearance and commercial partnerships.

 

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