Joe Denly is an English cricketer who was born on March 16, 1986, in Canterbury, Kent. He bats in the top order with his right hand. He has been named to England’s provisional World Cup squad for 2019.
Joe started his professional cricket career in Kent. He played cricket for Kent at all age classes. He was a student of their cricket academy as well.
His domestic career also started in Kent. In his first season, he hit over 1000 home runs. He was also chosen to appear for the England Lions. Although playing for his hometown club, he made a name for himself in the domestic arena.
He did, however, move to Middlesex in 2012 after 7 years with Kent. During his three years with his new club, his professional form deteriorated. He then took the decision to return to Kent.
This transition in his personality coincided with a shift in his physical appearance. He surpassed his previous high score of 199 and became the first player in First Class cricket to score a double century.
He has been playing for Kent since then.
Joe Denly premiered on the world level in 2009. On August 27, 2009, he played his first international match against Ireland at the Civil Service Cricket Club in Belfast. In 50 overs, England scored 203/9. Denly scored a half-century in his first innings. He hit three boundaries and scored 67 runs off 111 hits. Due to rain, the second innings was cut short, and Ireland lost by 3 runs, scoring 112/9 in 20 overs.
Joe made his T20I debut against Australia at Old Trafford in Manchester on 30 August 2009, three days after playing the lone ODI against Ireland. Australia set a 146-point goal for England. Denly was thrown out on the first pitch of the day, which was caught by Nathan Hauritz off Brett Lee. Before the game was called due to rain, only seven balls were possible in the innings.
Denly made his Test debut 10 years after his international debut, after a long hiatus at the top table. On January 31, 2019, he took part in the second Test against the Windies at Sir Vivian Richards Stadium in North Sound, Antigua. In the first innings, England was bowled out for 187 runs. Denly received only a six-point performance. The Windies jumped off to a 119-run lead in the first inning. In the second innings, England was bowled out for just 132 runs. Denly was only able to get 17 points. The Windies’ starters were unfazed by the 17-run deficit. The Windies prevailed by ten wickets.
From 2004 to 2011, he represented Kent in the County Cricket Championship. He then switched to Middlesex, which did not serve him well. In 2014, he returned to his first club and has been with them ever since.
Joe played in the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) for the Barisal Burners (now known as Barisal Bulls) in 2013. For the next three years, he did not play in the BPL. He did, however, represent the Dhaka Dynamites in 2017. During the season, he appeared in six games. In 2017, the Dynamites finished second.
He also played for the Brother Union, a List A cricket team in the Dhaka Premier League.
Joe was a member of the Sydney Sixers between the 2017/18 and 2018/19 Big Bash League seasons. He only played four matches in the 2017/18 season, scoring 146 runs at an average of 73.00.
He then joined the Pakistan Super League’s Karachi Kings. He was the fourth top run-getter in the tournament with 323 runs in 12 games for the Kings.
In 2019, he made his IPL debut after being selected in the mini-auction by Kolkata Knight Riders.