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Tim Bresnan


Tim Bresnan Biography

Tim Bresnan is an English cricketer, born on 28th February 1985 in Pontefract, Yorkshire. Bresnan is primarily a right-arm medium pace bowler, but is also a handy right-handed batsman lower down the batting order.


Tim Bresnan made his first-class debut for Yorkshire in 2003. He made his maiden first class century in 2007 where he shared a record partnership for the ninth wicket for his county along with Jason Gillespie.

In July 2007, he was selected in the England Lions (the Under-19 team of England) squad to play against India and scored 126*. He ended the 2007 English season with 679 runs at an average of 48.50. He also took 35 wickets at an average of 34.02, thus highlighting his prowess as an all-rounder.


As a result of his impressive performance, Bresnan was called to the England squad to face the touring Sri Lanka. He made his T20I debut at Southampton in June 2006 and had a disappointing debut. He conceded 0/20 from 2 overs and could not take his side home with the bat.

He made his ODI debut against the Lankans, a couple of days later at Lord’s. He took one wicket and scored 16 with the bat. He could pick only 2 wickets in the entire series and was thereafter dropped from the team.

In 2009, Bresnan made his Test debut against West Indies at Lord’s. He did not get to bowl in the first innings and had figures of 0/17 in the second, as England won convincingly. He was retained for the next Test and picked up three wickets.

Rise to Glory

Bresnan was picked in the 2010-11 Ashes squad to visit Down Under and played in the Boxing Day Test at Melbourne. He took six wickets in the Test match including a 4/50 in the second innings to ensure that England retained the urn.

He was included in the 2011 ICC Cricket World Cup squad. The highlight of this tournament was the 5/48 he took against India at Bengaluru. It turned out to be very important as the match finished with both sides tied on scores.

Bresnan took his only five-wicket haul in Test cricket against India at Trent Bridge in 2011. He took 5/48 in the final innings of the test and thus helped his side to an important victory.

Low Points

Tim Bresnan’s quality as an all-rounder has never been realised in full potential at the international stage. He is widely regarded to be largely undervalued outside of Yorkshire.

As a result of recurring injuries, in addition to dwindling pace with age, he could never make a comeback to the England team after being dropped in 2015.


Tim Bresnan holds the record of winning all of the first 13 Tests he played in, a record which is bettered only by Adam Gilchrist.

He along with Luke Wright holds the record for highest 7th wicket partnership in the ICC Champions Trophy.

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