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Boyd Rankin
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Personal information
Full name William Boyd Rankin
Born 5 July 1984 (1984-07-05) (age 36)
Derry, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
Height 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
Batting style Left-handed
Bowling style Right-arm fast-medium
Role Bowler
Relations David Rankin (brother)
International information
National side England
  Ireland
Test debut (cap 661/8) 3 January 2014 
England v Australia
Last Test 11 May 2018 
Ireland v Pakistan
ODI debut (cap 230/16) 31 January 2007 
Ireland v Bermuda
Last ODI 23 March 2018 
Ireland v Afghanistan
Domestic team information
Years Team
2006–2007 Derbyshire
2008–present Warwickshire (squad no. 30)
2018–present North West Warriors
Career statistics
Competition Test ODI FC LA
Matches 1 57 105 117
Runs scored 13 60 674 124
Batting average 6.50 6.00 9.23 5.90
100s/50s 0/0 0/0 0/1 0/0
Top score 13 18* 56* 18*
Balls bowled 121 2,773 15,220 5,078
Wickets 1 80 344 155
Bowling average 81.00 27.65 26.37 26.61
5 wickets in innings 0 0 9 0
10 wickets in match 0 n/a 0 n/a
Best bowling 1/47 4/15 6/55 4/15
Catches/stumpings 0/– 15/– 28/– 26/–
Source: Cricinfo, 4 May 2018

William Boyd Rankin (born 5 July 1984) is an Irish cricketer who has played international cricket for both England and Ireland. He is a right-arm medium-fast bowler. He is the brother of David Andrew Rankin. Rankin is a tall bowler who stands at 6 ft 8 inches and has a distinctive bouncing action in his bowling. Rankin revealed in an interview that his action is modelled on bowlers like Curtly Ambrose and Glenn McGrath who "hit the deck from just back of a length outside off stump". He studied agriculture at Harper Adams University College in Shropshire, during which time he worked on his batting technique.

In August 2012, Rankin announced that he would cease playing for Ireland, with the hope of one day playing for the English team. He debuted for England against New Zealand in a T20 match on 25 June 2013, and later played one Test for England during the 2013-14 Ashes series in Australia.

With few prospects of a return to the England team, Rankin confirmed in December 2015 that he would commit to playing for Ireland in the upcoming 2016 ICC World Twenty20. He has subsequently represented Ireland in both 20 and 50-over formats. He was one of the eleven cricketers to play in Ireland's first ever Test match, against Pakistan, in May 2018.

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