Ollie Pope

England
Age
January 2, 1998 (23 years)
Role
Wicket Keeper
Birth Place
Chelsea, Middlesex
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
England
Bowling Style
-

Oliver John Douglas Pope known as Ollie Pope is an English wicket-keeper-batsman. He is famous for his cuts, pulls, horizontal batted shots and has all the necessary skills of a modern-day cricketer. His name came into the picture in his 2017 season for Surrey where he excelled in all formats. His solid base technique makes him an assured player against the moving ball. His defensive technique helps him to pick up length quickly.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
Batting
-
-
-
Bowling
-
-
-

Team played

England, England XI, Surrey, England Under-19, England Lions, South, Southern Brave

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
T20I
0
0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
Test
19
30
1
695
91
23.97
1416
49.08
0
4
74
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
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
19
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

Pope’s stance and footwork look exactly the same as of veteran English batsman Ian Bell and he has been praised by Sachin Tendulkar after he saw Pope’s innings against the West Indies in Manchester.

Test Career

After signing a two-year contract with Surrey in 2016, Pope made his first-class debut against Oxford MCCU on 28 March 2017. In 2019 he amassed 986 runs in 16 innings at an average of 70.42. He scored four centuries and one half-century throughout the season including a sparkling unbeaten 158 against Yorkshire at The Oval. Surrey won the County Championship and Pope was awarded the PCA Young Player of the Year award.

Pope received a call-up during the home season of 2018 against the India team. Due to the consistent failures of Dawid Malan, Pope got a unique opportunity in the second Test on 9 August 2018 and went on to become one of the youngest to debut for England. Batting at four, Ollie Pope scored 28 runs in 60 balls.

In the later stage of the season, Pope was picked for England’s tour of Sri Lanka only to get released after playing no part in the first Test in order to join England Lions against Pakistan A. He was also selected for the 3rd Ashes Test as a cover for Jason Roy but didn’t get a chance since Roy was passed fit to play. He was sidelined for 3 months after undergoing surgery on the left shoulder.

Pope made his comeback in the team during England’s tour of New Zealand. He scored 110 runs in 3 innings including 75 in England’s only inning of the 2nd Test. He missed the 1st Test of England’s South Africa tour because of an illness. After passing the fitness Test he played the remaining 3 Tests. He staggered 266 runs at an average of 88.66. He scored his first hundred in the third Test. His 135-run knock in 226 balls helped England to win the Test by an innings and received his first Man of the Match award.

After cricket got restarted, Pope played against the West Indies side touring England. He scored 43 runs only in the four innings of the first two Tests. In the third Test, he scored 91 runs in 150 deliveries and finished the series on a high note. Pope hurt his left shoulder while fielding on day four of the final Test against Pakistan and left the field for a scan. He will be out for four months due to a dislocated shoulder.

Ollie Pope has scored 645 runs in 13 Tests at an average of 37.94. Moreover, he has one hundred and five fifties.

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