Michael Lumb helped England win the 2010 ICC World Twenty20 in the
Caribbean having earned his place at the top of the order with a number of eye-catching displays for Hampshire and England Lions.
The son of Yorkshire stalwart Richard, Lumb was born in Johannesburg but began his first-class career with Yorkshire, playing for them between 2001 and 2006, when he moved to Hampshire and his career began to flourish.
He quickly found a role opening the batting and excelled particularly in Twenty20 cricket, smashing an unbeaten 124 in 69 balls against Essex in 2009 and then hitting 110 for the England Lions against Pakistan A in the United Arab Emirates in a one-day game.
Opening the batting with Craig Kieswetter for the Lions against England, he marshalled his side to a victory – within months, the pair were opening for the senior side to great success.
He has also enjoyed some success playing in the Indian Premier League for the Rajasthan Royals, where he is captained by his former Hampshire skipper Shane Warne. He scored his maiden IPL half-century for the Royals against the Kings XI Punjab when he smashed 83 in 43 balls.