Tim Bresnan is an English cricketer who was born in Pontefract, Yorkshire, on February 28, 1985. Bresnan is mainly a right-arm medium pace bowler, but he can also bat right-handed at the bottom of the order.
Yorkshire’s Tim Bresnan made his first-class debut in 2003. In 2007, he scored his first first-class century, which he shared with Jason Gillespie in a record ninth-wicket partnership for his county.
In July 2007, he was named to the England Lions (England’s Under-19 team) squad for a match against India, where he scored 126*. He finished the 2007 English season with 679 runs and a 48.50 average. He also took 35 wickets at an average of 34.02, demonstrating his all-round ability.
Bresnan was called up to the England squad to face Sri Lanka on tour as a result of his excellent performance. In June 2006, he made his T20I debut at Southampton and had a disappointing debut. He gave up 0/20 in two overs and was unable to guide his team to victory with the bat.
A few days later, he made his One-Day International debut against Sri Lanka at Lord’s. He took one wicket and batted for 16 runs. In the whole series, he only managed to take two wickets and was thus dropped from the side.
Bresnan made his Test debut against the West Indies at Lord’s in 2009. He did not bowl in the first innings and finished with figures of 0/17 in the second, as England cruised to victory. He was held for the next Test, where he took three wickets.
Rise to Glory
Bresnan was a member of the 2010-11 Ashes team that travelled to Australia, where he appeared in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne. In the Test match, he took six wickets, including a 4/50 in the second innings, to ensure England kept the urn.
He was called to the ICC Cricket World Cup squad in 2011. The 5/48 he took against India in Bengaluru was the tournament’s highlight. It turned out to be critical, as the game ended with both teams level on points.
Bresnan’s only five-wicket haul in Test cricket came against India in 2011 at Trent Bridge. He took 5/48 in the final innings of the test, ensuring a vital win for his team.
Tim Bresnan’s talent as an all-rounder was never fully realised on the international stage. Outside of Yorkshire, he is generally thought to be undervalued.
He was never able to return to the England squad after being dropped in 2015 due to recurring injuries and a slowing tempo as he grew older.
Just Adam Gilchrist has a better record than Tim Bresnan in terms of winning all 13 Tests in which he has played.
In the ICC Champions Trophy, he and Luke Wright hold the record for the best 7th wicket partnership.