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Graham Onions


ABOUT

Full NameGraham Onions

BornSeptember 9, 1982

Height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)

NationalityBritish

RoleBowler

BATTING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN RUNS BF NO AVG SR 100s 50s HS 4s 6s CT ST
ODIs 4 1 1 2 0 1.00 50.00 0 0 1 0 0 1 0
TESTs 9 10 30 97 7 10.00 30.92 0 0 17* 4 0 0 0
T20s 47 14 62 60 7 8.85 103.33 0 0 31 6 2 10 0
LISTAs 99 38 185 225 15 8.04 82.22 0 0 30* 0 0 13 0
FIRSTCLASS 191 246 2083 4012 85 12.93 51.91 0 1 65 0 0 34 0
BOWLING STATS

GAME TYPE M INN OVERS RUNS WKTS AVG ECO BEST 5Ws 10Ws
ODIs 4 4 34 185 4 46.25 5.44 2/58 0 0
TESTs 9 16 267.4 957 32 29.90 3.57 7/102 1 0
T20s 47 46 165 1133 38 29.81 6.86 3/15 0 0
LISTAs 99 0 703 3658 113 32.37 5.20 4/45 0 0
FIRSTCLASS 191 0 5543 18453 720 25.62 3.32 0 31 3
ABOUT

Born on 9th September 1982 in Gateshead, England, Graham Onions is an English cricketer who plays for Lancashire and England as a right arm fast-medium bowler and a right-hand tail-end batsman.


Known for his accuracy and a methodical pacer, Onions was a consistent performer for Durham before moving to the national squad.


Background


Having played his early cricket on the streets, Graham became part of Gateshead Fell Cricket Club.


Onion’s impressive performances were spotted by Durham's coach and at the age of 18, he eventually made his second XI debut for the club where he started in the team as the fourth bowler but later by 2006, Onions regularly opened the bowling for Durham.


Debut


Onions received his maiden international call-up for England National team on 3rd September 2006, being brought into the ODI squad to face Pakistan, following an injury to Darren Gough but he did not play.


For the 2006 ICC Champions Trophy, Onions was named in England's provisional 30-man squad after a successful season that year, and toured Bangladesh with the England A team.


In July 2007, Onions was also selected for the England Lions team to face the Indian tourists in a warm-up match. He justified his selection by taking 7 wickets in a one-day fixture against Maharashtra which is his best one day bowling figures to date.


Rise to Glory


Onions rose to glory and came into prominence in 2006, when he received a call from England's selectors to play against Pakistan. However, he was not a part of the playing 11.


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However, In 2007, his performances in the domestic circuit were frequently overshadowed and he was often sidelined in the favour of his more successful counterpart.


Low Points


High on the positive beginning of his international career, Although he embarked on the Test leg of England's tour of Bangladesh in March 2010, Onions returned home with a back injury without playing a match which prevented Onions from playing cricket until 2011.


This back injury prevented him from playing most of the English cricket season. This career threatening injury put him on a long road to recovery as he underwent surgery on his left knee to repair cartilage.


He, however, failed to capitalize by displaying a disappointing warm up form during 2012-2013 India tour.


England's well balanced and fully resourced bowling attack made it difficult for Onions to ensure a fixed place in the team.


Records


Wisden Cricketers' Almanack named him as one of its five cricketers of the year for 2009.


In just 9 appearances, Onions took 32 test wickets at an average of about 30 which also jincludes a five-wicket haul. He represented his national side only 4 times in One Day Internationals and managed to take 4 wickets.

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