James Edward Charles Franklin was born on 7 November 1980 in Wellington. James Franklin is a New Zealand cricketer. James Franklin is a left-arm medium-fast bowler who is expert to swing the ball. James Franklin started his career as a skilled lower order left-handed batsman, besides he has appreciably upgraded his batting and is presently seen as a super class middle order batsmen. James Franklin is initial of just two New Zealanders to ever catch a hat-trick in Test cricket (the other being Peter Petherick). James Franklin achieved this feat on 20 October 2004 in opposition to Bangladesh.