Xavier John Doherty or popularly known as XJ Doherty is an Austrailian cricketer who plays domestic cricket for Australia with Tasmanian Tigers. There was a great expectation associated with Doherty, a left-arm orthodox spinner, when he embarked on his cricket career at the Under-19 World Cup 2001-02. Doherty took an impressive 4/46 from 10 overs with the ball in a losing effort against the Sri Lankans on his One Day International debut. He made his Test debut against England in the 2010–11 Ashes series. He took his first Test wicket by dismissing Ian Bell in Brisbane.
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