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After the retirement of Eoin Morgan, a new era of England cricket team is starting in ODIs and T20s and this pacer of Lancashire can debut in the team led by Jos Buttler.
The fifth test match is being played between India and England in Birmingham. This match started on Friday 1 July only. T20 series will start immediately after this test, in which both the teams will clash thrice. On the very first day of the Test match, England also announced its team for this T20 series. There are some changes in the team for this series, with Jos Buttler coming in the captaincy most important, but the announcement of the English team has drawn the most attention. Richard Gleason (Richard Gleeson). One such medium pacer, who started cricket at the senior level at the age of 27 and has now impressed a lot in the domestic circuit of England.
Right-arm fast bowler Richard Gleason plays for England’s county club Lancashire and he performed well for this team in the recent T20 Blast tournament, which forced the England cricket management to select him. However, Gleason’s journey to reach here was not easy as he got the opportunity to play senior cricket only when he was 27 years old.
Open luck after many types of jobs
Gleason made her first-class debut in 2015 at the age of 27, after spending a long time in Mire County. At that time, he was also giving cricket coaching to children while playing in small tournaments as well as working as Cricket Development Officer for Lancashire. However, even before reaching here, he did many things. Sometimes worked in a boiler manufacturing company, sometimes in a shop selling fishing equipment and sometimes a gardener’s job. Then the job of coaching gave some direction. He finally started his career with a 3-year deal with Northamptonshire and then returned to Lancashire in 2018. Since then, he is with this club, from whose academy he himself learned a, b, c of his cricket.
How is the career, what is the specialty?
The tall Gleason is known for his tight line and precise yorkers. He played a key role in helping Northamptonshire win the T20 Blast title in his very first season. He is one of the most successful bowlers of T20 Blast in the current season. Playing for Lancashire, Gleason has taken wickets in every match of this season. He has 21 wickets in 13 matches so far with an average of 16 and is second in the list of successful bowlers. In his short career, Gleason has taken 70 wickets in 64 T20 matches, while in 34 first-class matches, he has taken 143 wickets with a tremendous strike rate of 38.
Gleason, 34, was named for the T20I series starting on July 7. Apart from him, there are also bowlers like Chris Jordan, Timal Mills, Reece Topley and David Willey in the team. It is believed that he can get a chance to make an international debut in the very first match of the series.