This player took the place of a veteran who was one of the greatest wicketkeepers in cricket history in his team.
Geraint Jones played 34 Tests and 51 ODIs for England. (symbolic picture)
Some used to work in the police before becoming a cricketer, while some started working in the bank after saying goodbye to the cricket career. There is no dearth of stories like this or similar in the world of cricket. Whether it is about former New Zealand fast bowler Shane Bond or Joginder Sharma, who won the 2007 T20 World Cup for Team India, the story is usually the same. Today we are going to tell you about one such person whose first love was not cricket. Rather, he wanted to earn a name in the world of pharmacy. But luck brought him to the pitch of 22 yards and the world got to see a brilliant wicketkeeper. The thing about this player is because today i.e. 14th July 1976 is his birthday.
Actually, Geraint Jones was born in Papua New Guinea. But he made his debut for the England cricket team on 10 April 2004. Not only did Geraint, who was 5 feet 10 inches, intended to become a cricketer, but he had also started training as a pharmacist in Australia. During this time he also started learning the nuances of cricket. Despite this, till the age of 27, he could not make a place in the eyes of anyone. Except for one person. In fact, when the performance of Geraint Jones was making a place in the eyes of the then coach of the England cricket team, Duncan Fletcher, the England team had to fill the place of the great Alec Stewart as a wicketkeeper.
Know how Geraint Jones’ career was
With the support of the coach, Geraint also got a chance to debut against the West Indies in Antigua. After this, Geraint went on to play due to his performance. He played 34 test matches in his career. In this, he scored 1172 runs at an average of 23.91. During this one century and six half-centuries came out of his bat. In Test cricket, he took 128 catches while also hitting five stumps. At the same time, in 51 ODIs, he scored 862 runs at an average of 24.62. He has four half-centuries to his name in ODIs. Geraint scored 33 runs in 2 T20 matches at an average of 33. As far as first-class cricket is concerned, he scored 9087 runs in 203 matches at an average of 32.45 with the help of 15 centuries and 50 half-centuries. The highest score in this was 178 runs. 599 catches and 36 stumps were also recorded in his share. Jones scored 3679 runs in 213 List A matches at an average of 25.72. It also contributed 17 half-centuries.
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