International Cricket Masters are proud to introduce you to one of England’s most talented leg spinners
Schofield cuts a gangly figure as he approaches the wicket, partly because of his extra height, partly because of his loose limbs, which helps him spin the ball with pace. England’s craving for a legspinner meant that he was fast-tracked into the senior side in 2000 – and awarded one of the ECB’s first batch of 12 central contracts – after just two seasons in county cricket and one A tour.
No doubt his potential was recognised at an early age by the England selectors. He didn’t get a bowl in his first Test, which was dominated by seam, and although he knocked up a cheeky fifty in his second, With the bat Schofield is an innovative county No. 8, not afraid to use the reverse-sweep or hook the quicks. He was registered by Surrey in August 2006 and impressed enough to be offered a full contract for 2007. After being the leading wicket-taker during the group stages of the 2007 Twenty20 Cup, he was named in England’s 15-man squad for the World Championship in South Africa. ICM cricketers can look forward to learning an innovative approach to leg spin and batting by this talented England International.
Teams: England International/ Lancashire & Surrey
Test matches: 2
T20 International: 4
First class matches: 103
First class wickets: 237