All-round good guy
While he may have come to wider attention through his batting and bowling feats in the KFC Big Bash League, James Faulkner has more than proved his mettle in the game’s long form.
Three consecutive Ricky Ponting Medals as Tasmania’s outstanding player in the first-class arena were capped by a championship-securing innings delivered amid dire circumstances in the 2012-13 Bupa Sheffield Shield Final.
Rewarded with a call-up to the 2013 Commonwealth Bank Ashes squad, Faulkner won his Test cap in the final match of that series from which he emerged with a creditable six wickets.
Renowned as much for his competitive instincts as his God-given talents, Faulkner unquestionably adds significant depth to any batting order as his belligerent maiden international century off 57 balls, batting at number seven in an ODI against India in Bangalore, would attest.