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Liam O Connor

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NameLiam O Connor
BornJune 20, 1993
Age27 years 297 days
TeamsWestern Australia, Adelaide Strikers
NicknameLiam O Connor
Bat StyleRight Handed Bat
Bowl StyleRight-arm legbreak
Profile for Liam O Connor. Profile Updated On 12 Monday April 2021 192447000000
Wrist spinners are always a handy commodity in the shorter formats and Liam O'Connor belongs to that breed. A leg spinner by design, he was a late addition to the Strikers squad in the 2016-17 BBL season. Although he wasn't among the wickets regularly, what stood out was his ability to choke the run flow. A native of Western Australia, O'Connor has represented his state at the Under-17 and Under-23 level. The amount of control he has over his craft has impressed the people who matter and that's what has landed him into the limelight earlier than he would have thought.

It was purely by chance though, that O'Connor got the opportunity. An injury to Jon Holland at the last moment meant that the Strikers needed a replacement. Despite having a Western Australia State Contract, he had never made his debut in any format for them. However, his tryst with the State is what helped him eventually, as their keeper Josh Inglis suggested the leggie to Strikers' coach Brad Hodge who then did the rest. O'Connor's impressive stint in the 2016-17 BBL season influenced the Strikers to renew his contract. The second season is always the most challenging one for any player and it remains to be seen as to how O'Connor deals with the challenges.

By Hariprasad Sadanandan