11 Facts About James Hopes

1.

James Redfern Hopes was born on 24 October 1978 and is an Australian cricket coach and former cricketer.

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2.

James Hopes was earmarked for higher honours in national youth teams but took a few years to settle once graduating to the first-class level.

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3.

James Hopes played as a 13-year-old in the state's under-age sides before progressing to the Australian Under-19 team - he scored 105,71 and 51 at the 1998 Youth World Cup.

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4.

James Hopes played for Australia's Under-19s side as a batsman but as his career has progressed he has become more of a bowling all-rounder.

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5.

James Hopes has five Pura Cup centuries for Queensland and two one-day hundreds, but is a successful bowler.

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6.

In November 2010, James Hopes picked up 3 for 40 and then top scored with 73 as the Bulls pushed well past Tasmania's disappointing 196 on the second day at Bellerive Oval.

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7.

In Big Bash match against New South Wales, he scored unbeaten 62 runs 38 balls and the set match off the very first ball when James Hopes bowled Usman Khawaja who chopped a pull back onto his stumps.

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8.

In 2011, an allround performance from James Hopes led Queensland to a comfortable six-wicket victory against New South Wales in Ryobi Cup.

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9.

James Hopes provided a solid start with 41 off 56 deliveries before this he took 4 wickets for 16 runs.

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10.

James Hopes did not take more than a wicket in a match although his batting showed promise with a top score of 43 against Sri Lanka.

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11.

James Hopes was dropped from the squad at the end of the VB Series and missed the tour to South Africa, but when Shane Watson suffered a calf problem in Bangladesh he was replaced by his Queensland teammate.

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