Full name: Joseph Liam Denly
Born: 16 March 1986 (age 33), Canterbury, Kent
Nickname: Denners, No Pants
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Bowling : Right-arm leg spin
About JL DenlyJL Denly or Joseph Liam Denly is 33 years old English right handed batsman and occasional leg break bowler. He is known for playing in the national squad and also for his career with domestic club Kent. He has received the title of being the Player of the Year by Professional Cricketer’s Association in 2018 and also was considered to be the seasons Most Valuable Player.
Early LifeJoseph was born on 16th March, 1986 in Canterbury, Kent as Joseph Liam Denly to Nick Denly. Joseph comes from a background where his father and brother Sam both are associated with the sports playing cricket for Whitestable Cricket Club in the Kent Cricket League. His brother is now the manager of Kent-based football club Hythe Town. Talking about him he attended Chaucer Technology School for studies followed by playing football for Charlton Athletic’s academy. He has also played for Whitestable Town in Under-18 team.
CareerHe started his cricket career playing for domestic club Kent in 2004 making his first class debut against Oxford University followed by County Championship match against Gloucestershire. He scored in total three-half centuries in three Under-19s tests while touring India in 2005. This success brought him the captaincy of Kent Second XI and the ECB Development of Excellence XI team further going for his first class hundred in 2006 against Cambridge University. In 2007 season he was positioned in top order of Kent team after the release of David Fulton followed by his selection in the England Lions side to face India. He moved on with T20 format but got his international call-up after averaging 51.85 in the Friends Provident Trophy in 2009. The success continued with him making half-centuries against Australia and Ireland in almost nine ODIs. But later he was dropped from the international side leaving him without a championship hundred for two years. Thus he finally decided to take a decision of leaving the domestic club Kent in 2011 and moving to Middlesex which hardly made any change to his current playing pattern leaving him to return back to Kent and reinvigorate his career in 2014. This return brought him the record of being the one of only two Kent players to hit 1,000 championship runs. Recently, he came back in form after performing his best in season 2017 in both Twenty20 and championship thus setting a record of 382 and a career-best 227 on a sweltering day at Worcester with Sean Dickson including his four championship hundreds with score of 182 against Leicestershire. He even got a recall from England’s Test tour squad for game in Sri Lanka in 2018 and is now selected to play in the 2019 Cricket World Cup.
Personal LifeHe is married.
Net WorthIt is estimated to be around $1 million.