About OJ PopeOJ Pope or Oliver John Douglas Pope is 21 years old English right-handed middle order batsman and occasional wicket-keeper. He made his national side debut in 2018 in Test series against India and also play domestic cricket for Surrey County Cricket Club.
Early LifeOJ Pope was born on 2nd January, 1998 in Chelsea, London, England as Oliver John Douglas Pope. He completed his education from Cranleigh School where he played cricket earning the captaincy of team for two seasons and was also positioned as 1st XI player from year 10.
Full Name: Oliver John Douglas Pope
Born: 2 January 1998 (age 21)
Chelsea, London, England
Height: 5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Role: Batsman / Occasional Wicket-keeper
CareerHe started his cricket career by going for signing a two-year contract with Surrey in August 2016. He made his first county debut at the Oval against Middlesex by becoming one among the four more young teenage players in Championship game to field for Surrey ever since Second World War. He played a good match by showing all the traits of the modern-day cricketer in the game. He further went for his first county cricket century against Hampshire at the Ageas Bowl and this was his third game with the club. Soon his horizontal-batted shots brought him to popularity. He then made his List A debut by playing in the Royal London Cup semi-final against Yorkshire at Headlingley in 2016. He stood in great form with 5 specialist keepers already in the team thus making his place in finals. In 2017, he made his Twenty20 debut for Surrey in NatWest T20 Blast making a good case for himself in all three formats of the game. He has extended his studies with Grade cricket for Campbelltown- Camden in Australia, scoring 997 runs in 23 matches and is also a regular player with England Young Lions. His playing skills in T20 and Championship attracted the attention of England’s national selector Ed Smith and he made his first national side Test debut against India in the summer of 2018. He played only two Tests thus making a contribution of 986 runs at an average of 70.43 to Surrey’s title-winning season and a career-best score of 158 against Yorkshire at Kia Oval in limited overs format.
AchievementPope got awarded with PCA Young Player of the Year award in October 2018.
Personal lifeHe is unmarried.
Net WorthIt is estimated to be around $1 million.