Liam Plunkett is one of the 15 players who have been named in the England squad to play the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 in England and Wales. Liam Plunkett, who made his one-day international debut on 10-Dec-05, had played 79 ODI matches until the 2019 World Cup. In the 45 innings he batted in, he had scored a total of 584 runs, having faced 588 balls, at an average of 19.47 and a strike rate of 99.32. He was unbeaten in 15 of those innings. His highest score in an innings was 56. He had 0 centuries and 1 half-centuries to his name. In the bowling department, Liam Plunkett had bowled 3669 balls and taken 120 wickets while conceding a total of 3592 runs. He had an average of 29.93 and an economy rate of 5.87 His best ODI bowling performance was 5/1.
Liam Plunkett is an experienced bwoler who plays for England. He currently plays for Surrey having previously played for Delhi Daredevils, Durham, Yorkshire and Dolphins.
In 2005, he was called up to the England squad to tour Pakistan in November and December where he played his first Tests and One Day Internationals (ODIs). Between November 2005 and June 2007 Plunkett played 9 Test and 27 ODIs before being dropped by England.
In 2011 and 2012, Plunkett struggled with form and played just three Championship matches for Durham. Looking for a fresh start he changed clubs, moving from Durham to Yorkshire for the start of the 2013 season. Under the tutelage of Yorkshire coach and former Australia fast bowler Jason Gillespie, Plunkett's fortunes improved and he was awarded his county cap in 2013. The following year, Plunkett was recalled to the England Test team.
Primarily a bowler, Plunkett also has two first-class centuries to his name and a batting average of about 24. As proof of his worth as a tailender, after just 18 ODI games he held a part of both the 8th and 9th wicket partnership records for England.
The pacer, who had quite a good start was hit rock-bottom in 2007 and was dropped from the side. H egot the chance to make a comeback in the Test series against South Africa in 2009-10 but was relegated to the bench
Plunkett shifted from Durham to Yorkshire and improved his performance worked for some that resulted in his return into the England Test side after 7-year exile.
Plunkett shined with his maiden 5-wicket haul against against Sri Lanka Headingley but just when all was going right, injuries started to mar his plans and he has not been able to return to Test cricket after that.
Plunkett continued to contribute in shorter formats adn England's debacle in 2015 World Cup only helped him bowl aggressive and scalp wickets. In April 2019, he was named in England's squad for the 2019 Cricket World Cup.