Major Teams: England, Delhi Giants, Kent, Leicestershire
ODI Caps: 19
ODI Batting Average: 21.21
First Class Games Played: 355
Highest First Class Score: 173*
Paul Nixon is one of a crop of wicket-keeping batsmen who came along at the wrong time for an international career. Despite lack of opportunity, he represented the England one-day side in Australia in 2006-07 and at the World Cup immediately afterwards, where he was solid with the bat and forever experimental with the vocals.
Nixon has been a fine servant in county cricket. For the two main stints of his career that has been with Leicestershire, where he helped them to their two Championship titles in 1996 and 1998, before joining Kent from 2000 until 2002. He returned to Leicestershire in 2003 and slotted straight back into their team ethos. His role in Twenty20 cricket has been crucial and he is one of the best players of the reverse sweep in the county game (and possibly world cricket). He announced his retirement from cricket during the 2011 season, going out with a flourish as Leicestershire won the Twenty20 Cup in that year.