Teams Played For
England, Birmingham Bears, England Under-19s, Marylebone Cricket Club, Surrey, Surrey 2nd XI, Surrey Under-13s, Surrey Under-14s, Surrey Under-15s, Surrey Under-17s, Warwickshire
Dominic Peter Sibley is a right-hand batsman who primarily plays red-ball cricket for the England national team. After the departure of Alastair Cook from Test Cricket, he established himself as an old-fashioned opener with a touch of elegance, who has the desire to bat all day.
Sibley made his List A debut against Essex on 2nd August 2013, though he had to be taken off mid-game due to injury. In his third First Class Match, he scored a double century against Yorkshire aged 18 years and 21 days. In doing so, he became the youngest double-centurion in the history of the County Championship.
In August 2017 Sibley joined Warwickshire after denying a three-year contract with Surrey, where he suffered a harsh dip in form, scoring less than 20 in 11 consecutive First-Class innings towards the end of 2017. Being hard-boiled and composed, Sibley became the only man to score 1000 Division One runs, accumulating 1324 runs - with five centuries and five half-centuries to his name, at an average of 69.68 in 2018.
After a staggering 2018 season, he received his maiden call-up for the national squad during the 2019 series against New Zealand. The Warwickshire cricketer soon made his debut on 21st November 2019.
Widely criticised for his technique, after a nervous start against New Zealand, he showed his potential with vital knocks subsequently, including a maiden century in Cape Town. Averaging above 50, he was a chief contributor to England’s series win in South Africa which further cemented his position as an opener for the English side.
Following his accomplishments, it was hard for England’s selectors to ignore Sibley, who got his second call up to the England Test squad against West Indies, where he scored his second ton in the second Test. Since the departure of Alastair Cook, Sibley could turn out to be a long-term prospect for the English side, after the debacle of Jason Roy and Ray Jennings.
(As of February 2021)