Liam Plunkett’s cricket journey has spanned over 14 years, marked by his enduring presence in England’s international lineup. He made his Test debut back in 2005, facing Pakistan in Lahore, and played nine matches before being sidelined from the national squad. A remarkable comeback in 2014 saw him return to the England Test team, where he delivered his best Test performance, taking 5-64 against Sri Lanka in Leeds. However, his Test appearances have remained at 13, without further additions.
Plunkett’s experience in short-format cricket has followed a similar pattern to his Test career. He made his debut in 2005, faced a temporary exclusion in 2007, and then made a comeback with two games in 2010-11. However, he spent another four years out of the limelight.
His resurgence, particularly in his 30s, has been notable. Plunkett secured an IPL contract with the Delhi Daredevils and expanded his appearances in both ODIs and T20Is. Renowned for his reliability and accuracy as a seamer, he often plays a crucial role in maintaining low run-rates during the middle overs.