Lloyd Pope (born 1st December 1999) is an Australian cricketer. He is a right-arm leg spin bowler. Lloyd Pope plays for Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League.
|Full Name||Lloyd Pope|
|Born||1st December 1999|
|Birth Place||Melbourne, Australia|
|Bowling Style||Right-arm Leg Break|
|Physical Stats & More|
Lloyd Pope Batting Stats 🏏
Lloyd Pope Bowling Stats
|Teams||Sydney Sixers, South Australia|
|Debut||First-class debut – October 2018 VS South WalesT20 debut – 2018-19 Big Bash League December 2018 for Sydney Sixers|
|Non – Cricket Idol||–|
|Favorite Cricket Grounds||HCG (Home Cricket Ground), Adelaide Oval|
Lloyd Pope was born on the land of Melbourne. At the age of 8, his dad introduced him to the game of cricket. Legbreak bowler grew up in Cairns, playing for Barron River CC. His father encouraged him to play a few leggies. After that, nothing could ever stop this young boy to shine brighter and brighter.
He also completed his education from Pulteney Grammar School.
The teenage leg spinner made his first-class debut in 2018-19 Sheffield Shield Season. Though he could not leave such a significant mark in the first match, the second one against Queensland was a treat to watch. He took seven wickets against 87 runs.
This golden achievement made him the youngest bowler to take 7 wickets to haul in Sheffield Shield season. The young boy grabbed plenty of praises by breaking the 126-year-old history of Sheffield. The earlier record was set by Doug Walters, who achieved the same when he was just 19.
Later in December 2017, he was selected in Australia’s squad for the 2018-19 U-19 cricket world cup. During the quarter-final match, he leads his team to victory even when they had the least chances to win. The team could not set a high target for England to achieve, but the rise of the Pope changed the game completely. He took eight wickets by just giving 35 runs. This magnificent figure was by far the best in the history of the U-19 world cup. He also became the leading wicket-taker for Australia by giving 11 dismissals.
Pope currently plays his grade cricket for Kensington Cricket Club in Adelaide.
Lloyd Pope Key achievements
Lloyd has been selected among ten full-time National Performance Squad members for their offseason training program in Brisbane. He has been training for two months at Troy Cooley’s National Performance Squad with some of the most eminent players. The young guy’s significant contribution to the field has won him a rookie contract with South Australia for the 2017-18 season. Pope is the first player in the history of Australian junior carnival to lead wicket tally in U-19 and U-17 tournaments. He is the youngest player to have a 7 wicket haul in the history of Sheffield season.
Lesser-known facts about Lloyd Pope
Pope idolizes Shane Warne very fondly. He is often compared with Shane for his spectacular performance. His back-to-back stellar performances have made people call him as the next Shane Warne.
Pope’s friends humorously call him as Pennywise – because of his wild red hair. He is often known to be very aggressive on the field.
Lloyd has frequently expressed that he loves to play under pressure. He believes strength improves his performance.
Pope knows this fantastic trick of turning the ball both ways, which not every bowler can master. The budding boy’s ultimate goal is to get a “Baggy green” – cricket cap worn by Australian test cricketers.