Craig Overton

England
Age
April 10, 1994 (27 years)
Role
Bowler
Birth Place
Barnstaple, Devon
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
England
Bowling Style
Right-arm medium fast

Born in 1994, Craig Overton along with his twin brother Jamie have long been earmarked to make a significant impact on English cricket. Having been capped by England through many of the age-groups before representing the Three Lions at Under 19 level, both Craig and his twin brother Jamie have progressed seamlessly through junior representative cricket.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
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-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

England, England Under-19, Somerset, England Lions, Marylebone Cricket Club, Southern Brave

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
4
2
1
18
18*
18
18
100
0
0
1
0
T20I
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
Test
8
9
2
205
74
29.29
298
68.79
0
1
30
1
IPL
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
4
4
194
181
4
2/23
5.6
45.25
48.5
0
0
0
T20I
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
8
5
421
181
8
3/14
2.58
22.62
52.62
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Biography

With both men standing at nearly 2 meters tall, they have spearheaded Somerset’s bowling attack ever since making the debuts at the age of 18.

Craig Overton made his debut for his home county back in 2012 and he has become an integral part of Somerset’s success in recent years.

Originally in the side for his pace and accuracy with the ball in hand, Overton has taken over 300 first-class wickets for Somerset – impressive statistics for a 26-year-old.

His batting has also become an integral part of the Somerset winning machine, with Overton averaging over 20 in first-class cricket, with 11 half-centuries and one ton to his name.

Overton’s larger-than-life persona has seen him revered by Somerset and England fans alike and he has often been described as having a young head on old shoulders.

Test

After being named as a reserve in a few England squads in 2017, Craig Overton was finally added to a full England Test squad for the Ashes Tour to Australia in 2017/18.

Despite missing out on the first Test, Craig Overton made his England debut in the Day/Night Test in Adelaide on December 2nd, 2017.

The extra height and bounce Overton provided was given as the reasoning for his selection and he was in the squad to give England a different dimension according to coach Trevor Bayliss.

Australian captain Steve Smith became Overton’s first Test wicket as the Somerset also took the scalps of Tim Paine and Pat Cummins to take 3 wickets in the innings.

He then followed it up with 41 not out with the bat but despite his best efforts, England lost the Test match in Adelaide by 120 runs, with Overton finishing with 4 wickets in the match.

In the next Test match in Perth, Overton finished with two wickets, claiming the prized scalps of David Warner and Cameron Bancroft, but England were outperformed by Australia and ended up losing by an innings at the WACA.

Injury prevented Overton from playing any further part in the 2017/18 Ashes series, but he was back in the side in the spring of 2018 as England headed to New Zealand.

With the bat in hand, Overton was the only batsman to show any resistance in a dreadful England showing – scoring 33 not out of his team’s total of 58 in Auckland.

The Somerset paceman picked up a solitary wicket during New Zealand’s innings as England found themselves on the receiving end of another innings defeat with Overton in the side.

Craig Overton’s most recent Test match in an England shirt came in the summer of 2019 as England surrendered the Ashes to Australia once more at Old Trafford.

Two wickets in the game was a reasonable return for Overton, who hasn’t played a Test match for England since.

ODI

Having made a name for himself with a red ball in hand, Craig Overton has developed into a useful limited overs cricketer for both club and country.

For Somerset, Overton has played nearly 70 List A matches and whilst a return of 90 wickets for a man of his talents seems modest, he has been on the periphery of the England side and involved with the England Lions on multiple occasions too.

England were rampant in the summer of 2018 in ODI cricket as they looked to forge the foundations for the World Cup win the following season, they integrated many players into the fold and Craig Overton was handed his ODI debut on June 21st, 2018, as England took on Australia in Chester-le-Street. 

Figures of 0/55 from 7 overs bowled saw Overton dropped from subsequent England ODI games and with such strength in the squad, he looks to have his work cut out to get back into the fold currently.

T20

Craig Overton has not represented England in T20 internationals.

Records & Facts

Test Matches Played: 4

Test Wickets Taken: 9

Test Runs Scored: 124

Best Test Bowling Figures: 3/105 (vs Australia, 2017)

Highest Test Score: 41* (vs Australia, 2017)

Test Match Catches Taken: 1

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