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Michael Lumb

Full NameMichael John Lumb

BornFebruary 12, 1980

Height6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)

NationalitySouth Africa/British

RoleRight-arm medium Bowler, Left-handed Batsman

Relation(s)Richard Lumb (Father), Lizzie Lumb (Spouse)

Michael Lumb Biography


Michael John Lumb is an English cricketer, who was born on the 12th of February 1980, Lumb hails from Transvaal in South Africa. Lumb is a left-handed top order batsman. He is best known for his contributions to the English side in the 2010 ICC T20 World Cup.


Background


Having spent his early days in South Africa, Lumb made his way into the Transvaal junior team. After playing some cricket there, he went to England and played for Yorkshire in 2000 in the County Championship.


In 2001, he did not have a good county season as a knee injury kept him out of the team for most of the matches.


The hard-hitting left-handed batsmen became a permanent member of the squad throughout 2002 and 2003. He scored close to thousand first-class runs at an average of over 40.


After having a bad patch in 2005 and 2006 season, Lumb decided against renewing his contract and decided to play for Hampshire.


Lumb rose to prominence when Hampshire progressed to the Friends Provident Trophy final in 2009 and he shared a 93 run opening partnership with James Adams against Sussex as Hampshire forged a six wicket win at Lord's Cricket Ground.


Debut


Lumb made his debut at the big stage in the ICC T20 World Cup 2010 against West Indies. He scored 28 off 18 deliveries in a rain-curtailed match which saw West Indies edging past England with just one ball remaining.


Rise to Glory


Lumb scored 137 runs in the T20 World Cup 2010 and went on to collect the winners’ medal as England finished as Champions.


The aggressive batsman scored his first century in his ODI debut against the West Indies in 2014. It was his best innings score in the ODIs and the only century he scored in the international cricket.


Club Career


Lumb was noticed by the Rajasthan Royals who purchased him in 2010 to play in the Indian Premier League. He was then bought by the Deccan Chargers during the 2011 auctions, but had very little on field action. He scored 243 runs at a handy strike rate of 143.33.


He was also part of the Sixers' squad that won the 2012 Champions League Twenty20, where he scored an unbeaten 82 in the final and was named Man of the Match.


Low Points


The opener had suffered from injuries in 2001 and 2011 that kept him out of the cricket field for a while. Also, Lumb was looked as a T20 specialist. Thus, he got limited opportunities and he failed to make a significant impact on the team and justify his selection.


Retirement


An unfortunate ankle injury in July 2017 ended the career of the promising batsman. His career came to a halt with 700 international runs and 30 matches.

Michael Lumb forced to retire due to ankle injury
Michael Lumb forced to retire due to ankle injury
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