Lloyd Pope


Bowls Right Arm Leg-Spin

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His teammates call him 'Wizard' for his ability to turn the ball both ways but calls himself 'Pennywise' for his resemblance to the clown from the Stephen King tale, IT.


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A flame-haired leg-spinner who gives the ball an almighty rip and can turn it both ways, Lloyd Pope is a huge prospect for Australian cricket.

He took six wickets in his first game bowling leg-spin as an eight year old in North Queensland, before rising through the ranks. Across his three underage tournaments between the 20016 and 2018 summers - one at under-17 level and two at under-19 level - Pope claimed 54 wickets at an average of 16.1, in just 23 matches.

Called up to Australia's U19 side to face Sri Lanka in April 2017, he took 15 wickets in five matches, and won a rookie contract with South Australia for the 2017-18 season at age 17.

He earned a spot in the Australia U19 World Cup squad for the 2018 tournament in New Zealand and, now 18, set a new tournament record with an incredible 8-35 against England in a quarter-final win, bowling England out for 96 while defending a total of just 127.

Waugh praises Pope, urges caution

Steve Waugh likes what he sees when it comes to Lloyd Pope, who played with his son Austin in the Under-19 World Cup, but says things will now get harder for him

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Watch all seven of Lloyd Pope’s wickets

South Australian leggie Lloyd Pope picked up his maiden five-wicket haul in first-class cricket, grabbing figures of 7-87 to rip through Queensland

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Pope's wrong'un causes chaos in Adelaide

South Australia's Lloyd Pope picked up his maiden five-wicket haul in the JLT Sheffield Shield, his googly proving particularly difficult to pick

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Waugh urges patience with Pope

The former Australia skipper sees plenty of potential in the young spinner but has urged everyone for patience

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