James Faulkner Height, Weight, Age, Family, Facts, Biography

James Faulkner Quick Info
height 6 feet 1 inch
weight 78 kg
Date of birth 29 April 1990
Zodiac sign Taurus
eye color Blue

James Faulkner is an Australian professional cricketer, who has represented his country primarily as a bowling all-rounder in the limited overs editions of the game (ODIs and T20Is). A highly promising international career that began in February 2012 had stalled at 69 ODIs and 24 T20Is as of October 2017, though due to issues with form and fitness. He did not play another international match until February 2022 and his Test match career was also confined to a solitary game which he played against England in August 2013. He was an integral member of the Australian team that won 2015. ICC Cricket World CupThis was the 5th time when Australia had achieved this feat. Before joining the senior national team in February 2012, he won the 2008 . had participated in Under-19 ICC Cricket World Cup Where Australia finished sixth in the 16-team tournament. In the Australian domestic circuit, he has played for his home state Tasmania (2008–09–present) in all 3 formats. A rare occurrence in modern cricket, James has also played domestic cricket outside his home country. Lancashire County Cricket Club (2015, 2018-2019) in England.

name at birth

James Peter Faulkner

nick name


James Faulkner as seen in an Instagram post in December 2019
James Faulkner as seen in an Instagram post in December 2019 (James Faulkner / Instagram)

Sun sign


birth place

Launceston, Tasmania, Australia


Tasmania, Australia


Australian nationality


professional cricketer

James Faulkner as seen in an Instagram post in October 2021
James Faulkner as seen in an Instagram post in October 2021 (James Faulkner / Instagram)


  • father Peter Faulkner (Former first-class cricketer)
  • Mother – Roslyn Carol Faulkner
  • siblings – Lauren Faulkner (Younger Sister) (Lawyer)


right handed


left-arm fast-medium


bowling all-rounder

Jersey number

  • 44 – One Day International (ODI), T20 International (T20I), Tasmania (Australian domestic cricket), Rajasthan Royals (IPL), Gujarat Lions (IPL), Hobart Hurricanes (BBL), Lancashire County Cricket Club (English domestic cricket)
  • 5 – Melbourne Stars (BBL)




6 feet 1 inch or 185.5 cm


78 kg or 172 lbs

James Faulkner as seen in an Instagram post in January 2021
James Faulkner as seen in an Instagram post in January 2021 (James Faulkner / Instagram)

Caste / Ethnicity


hair color

dark brown

eye color


sexual orientation


special features

  • toned physique
  • side-cropped, pointed hair
  • friendly smile
  • often sporting a mustache or light stubble

brand advertising

James is sponsored by –

  • Grey-Nicole Australia/New Zealand
  • ASICS Australia
James Faulkner as seen in an Instagram post in September 2018
James Faulkner as seen in an Instagram post in September 2018 (James Faulkner / Instagram)

James Faulkner Facts

  1. James started his cricket career as a leg-spin bowler and was adept at using top-spinner and yorker-length googly balls. He switched to fast bowling much later in his developmental phase.
  2. A valuable bowling all-rounder, he has been featured in franchise-based T20 leagues around the world, replacing him for Pune Warriors India (2011), Kings XI Punjab (2012), Rajasthan Royals (2013-2015), and Gujarat Lions in (2016-2017) IPL (Indian Premier League); Melbourne Stars (2011-12-2017-18) and Hobart Hurricanes (2018-19–2020-21) in bbl (Big Bash League); And Lahore Qalandars (2021) and Quetta Gladiators in (2022) PSL (Pakistan Super League).
  3. He was the ‘Player of the Match’ in the final of the 2012–13 season. Sheffield Shield (The major domestic first-class cricket competition in Australia). His performance had helped Tasmania win their third Sheffield Shield title.
  4. in the 2013 season IPLHe took 28 wickets in 16 matches Rajasthan Royals, As of February 2022, only Dwayne Bravo (32 wickets in 18 matches) Chennai Super Kings in 2013), Harshal Patel (for 32 wickets in 15 matches) Royal Challengers Bangalore in 2021), and Kagiso Rabada (30 wickets in 17 matches) Delhi Capitals in 2020) had surpassed that tally. Lasith Malinga matched his tally of 28 wickets in 16 matches in 2011 Mumbai Indians,
  5. In the third ODI of the 7-match bilateral series against India at the end of 2013, with a 1 game series, James came to bat with Australia chasing a target of 304 runs at 213/6 in 41.1 overs. Were. With 44 runs needed to win from the last 18 balls, he blew off Ishant Sharma’s 48th over for 30 to secure a memorable win in the final over of the match, giving Australia a 2-1 series lead. Got it. He scored 64 runs in just 29 balls including 2 fours and 6 sixes and was named ‘Player of the Match’ for his performance.
  6. In the last match of that series, with the score tied 2–2, he recorded his maiden century (off 57 balls) in the ODI format, the second fastest ODI century by an Australian at that time. His scintillating knock of 116 runs (including 11 fours and 6 sixes) from just 73 balls was not enough to save the match and series for Australia. He was the last man in the 46th over in Australia’s attempt of 326 runs, 57 runs short of India’s mammoth tally of 383. This (326) was Australia’s highest score at that time in an unsuccessful run chase.
  7. In January 2014, in an ODI against England, he came out to bat in the 35th over with Australia chasing a target of 301 to clash with Australia at 206/7. Australia had slipped to 244/9 at the end of the 44th over, now needing 57 runs in the last 36 balls, with only the last wicket left. Incredibly, he had scored 55 runs on his own, leading Australia to a hard-to-be-reliable victory with 3 balls to spare.
  8. 2015. In ICC Cricket World Cup, he was Australia’s best bowler in their 5th group stage match against Sri Lanka (3/48 in 9 overs) and the semi-final match against India (3/59 in 9 overs). His only ‘Player of the Match’ performance in the tournament though was in the final (3/36 in 9 overs) against New Zealand.
  9. In a 2016 match against Sri Lanka, he became just the 6th Australian cricketer to achieve a hat-trick (3 wickets in 3 consecutive balls) in ODI cricket. during 2016 ICC World T20In a game against Pakistan, he became the first Australian to take 5 wickets in a T20I match.
  10. In February 2022, he was embroiled in a major controversy when he stepped down PSL After mid-season relegation pakistan cricket board (PCB) of not respecting the terms of the contract. Just before leaving Pakistan in a rage, he threw his cricket bat and helmet on a chandelier in the hotel he was staying in. It was later revealed that he had paid a bill for the damage caused to the hotel. In reply, PCB He had denied all the allegations that they had leveled against him and banned him from participating in future editions of the tournament.

Featured image by James Faulkner / Instagram