Right-handed batsman and right-arm fast-medium bowler who made his England Test debut in 2010.
When he was 16 years old, he became the youngest ever debutant in Middlesex County Cricket Club's first-class cricket play.
He received his education at Parmiter's School in Garston, England.
He was born in Watford, England.
He played alongside Andrew Strauss on Middlesex from 2005 to 2012.