Gus Atkinson is an English cricketer who plays for Surrey and the England national team. He is a right-arm fast bowler who has been praised for his pace and accuracy. Atkinson has made a significant impact in both domestic and international cricket since his debut in 2020.
Atkinson was born on January 19, 1998, in Chelsea, London, England. He is the son of former Surrey cricketer Mark Atkinson. Atkinson attended St. Paul's School in London, where he was a member of the cricket team.
Atkinson began playing cricket at a young age and joined the Surrey academy in 2016. He made his first-class debut for Surrey in 2020 and his List A and Twenty20 debuts in 2021. Atkinson quickly established himself as one of the most promising young bowlers in England.
Atkinson made his international debut for England in a T20I match against New Zealand in September 2023. He took four wickets for 20 runs on debut, which were the best figures by an England men's bowler on T20I debut. Atkinson was also named in the England squad for the 2023 ODI World Cup in India.
Atkinson made his ODI debut for England against New Zealand in September 2023. He took two wickets in his debut match. Atkinson has played four ODIs for England so far and has taken five wickets.
Atkinson has played six T20I matches for England so far and has taken seven wickets. He is known for his ability to bowl yorkers and slower balls at the death.
Atkinson has not yet made his Test debut for England.
Atkinson is currently single and does not have any children. He is a keen golfer and enjoys spending time with his family and friends.