Matt Parkinson is a right-arm leg-break bowler who bats right-handed and has played international cricket for England, in both One Day Internationals and Twenty 20 International matches. Twenty-four-year-old Parkinson provides an additional spin option for England who are currently served in this department by Rashid and Ali.
England, England XI, Lancashire, Melbourne Stars, England Lions, North, Manchester Originals
Matt Parkinson has played 2 ODIs and not taken a wicket. He played his first ODI against South Africa in Cape Town on 4 February 2020. In that game, England batted first and scored 258/8. Replying, South Africa chased down the target with 7 wickets and 14 balls to spare. Parkinson conceded 48 runs in 8.4 overs without taking a wicket. He last appeared in an ODI three days later against the same opposition in Durban. In that game, South Africa batted first and had reached 71/2 in 11.2 overs when a rain intervention caused the match to be abandoned. In 2 overs bowled by him, Parkinson conceded 15 runs without taking a wicket.
Matt Parkinson has played 2 T20I games and taken 5 wickets at 12.20 with his best bowling figures of 4/47. He played his first T20I against New Zealand in Nelson on 5 November 2019. In that game, New Zealand batted first and scored 180/7. Parkinson bowled 2 overs and took 1/14, accounting for the scalp of TL Seifert. When England batted, they could manage to score only 166/7, giving New Zealand a 14-run victory to savour. In his last appearance in a T20I against New Zealand in Napier on 8 November 2019, Parkinson registered his best bowling figures. In that game, England batted first and scored 241/3. Replying, the Kiwis were bowled out for 165 in 16.5 overs. Parkinson bowled 4 overs and took 4/47, responsible for the dismissals of Munro, Grandhomme, Mitchell and Southee, paving the way for a 76-run win for England.