James Edward Charles Franklin was born on 7th November 1980 in Wellington. He is a professional cricket player from New Zealand who is regarded as a first class middle order batsman. He is a left-arm medium-fast bowler, capable of swinging the ball.
Aided New Zealand in winning against Bangladesh in the 2004–05 Test Series which was played in Dhaka, Bangladesh
Became one of the only two New Zealand cricketers to take a hat-trick in Test cricket; he achieved this feat in New Zealand vs. Bangladesh match Test Series on 20th October 2004, hosted by Bangladesh.
Won the "Man of the Match" award in the 2013 NatWest Series against England which was held in Durham