Who is James Faulkner and what is his net worth 2018? Son of former Tasmanian allrounder Peter Faulkner, James Faulkner followed in his father’s footsteps to become a capable all-rounder in all formats of the game. Born on 29 April, 1990 in Launceston, Faulkner is a left-arm medium pacer and a right-hand batsman who consistently provides breakthroughs for his team by picking up crucial wickets. James is also handy with the bat, chipping in some valuable runs in the lower-middle order. He has been nicknamed “The Finisher” due to his ability to close out the innings in a fitting manner.
Faulkner made his way up the under-17 and under-19 teams for Tasmania, and was also part of the Under-19 world cup line-up in 2008. He made his international debut for Australia in a T20 game against India in 2012. He was a member of the squad to tour England in 2013. He earned a player who “gets thing done”, which was further proved in the 3rd ODI against India, where he hit 64 off 29 to clinch the game for Australia.
His attributes made him a valuable player in the T20 format. He made his IPL debut with Pune in 2011. In 2013, he was purchased by the Rajasthan Royals for $400,000. He was one of the key players who steered the team into the knock-offs. After a superlative performance in 2013, Faulkner was retained by the management for 2014. An injury kept him out of the 2014 World T20 campaign of Australia. In 2015, he was the hero of the 2015 world cup final and was awarded “Man of the Match” for his stellar spell of 3 for 36.
After the world cup, Faulkner was found guilty for crashing his car following an overnight drinking session. He acknowledged the brevity of his actions, and was sentenced with a 4-match ban by Cricket Australia. In 2016, Faulkner was picked up by Gujarat Lions.
Known to be a fitness freak, Faulkner seldom misses his gym sessions, and takes care to maintain a balanced diet. In the team, he is known for being an introvert who occasionally comes up with wise cracks and has the room in splits. In the afterparty of the world cup triumph, Faulkner apparently got his clothes off to celebrate the victory!
Faulkner’s classic good looks have earned him female fans from across the world, but sadly for them, he is in a relationship with the beautiful Brianna Sheppard. The duo love posting pictures together on their social media profiles while trekking on the hills in Tasmania, or fishing in its lakes. A shared love for the outdoors and sports keeps the couple together. The gorgeous Brianna has participated in several beauty pageants and is a self-confessed fashionista. She also loves to travel and explore new cultures, as was apparent in her 2016 trip to India when Faulkner was playing for the Gujarat Lions.
James Faulkner Net Worth
James Faulkner net worth is more than $5.3 million. As per the contract from cricket Australia, consistent test players are given a guaranteed yearly retainer fee of $900,000 a year, as well as match fees for appearing in any test, ODI or T20 innings. According to contracts of Cricket Australia, James Faulkner earns $14000 for a test match, $7000 for an ODI match, and $5000 for a T20 innings.
Casually killing time by browsing real estate websites, Faulkner found himself buying a penthouse apartment facing the waterfront in Hobart, Tasmania. The view of the place enticed the cricketer to buy the property without even visiting the place! On visiting the house, he found the interiors to be a little dated, and enlisted his friend, a house painter to give the walls a fresh coat of white. Updates to the kitchen, tiles and carpet followed soon, and Faulkner enjoyed the experience of remodelling the penthouse to suit his taste.
The final product is a light-filled haven, decked up with a cinema room, a stocked-up wine refrigerator, and a hot tub in the deck for Faulkner to unwind after a long day. He expressed his desire to spruce up his penthouse with some vibrant artwork, and his project would finally be complete. James Faulkner drives a Toyota, which was involved in the 2015 car crash.
James Faulkner is a rising star of Australian and international cricket, and continues to impress with bat and ball in all formats of the game.