Western Australia cricket team

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Western Australia
Western Warriors logo.png
Personnel
Captain Mitch Marsh
Coach Australia Justin Langer
Team information
Colours          Gold & Black
Founded 1893
Home ground WACA Ground
Capacity 22,000
History
First-class debut South Australia
in 1893
at Adelaide Oval
Sheffield Shield wins 15 (1948, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1998, 1999)
Matador BBQs One-Day Cup wins 12 (1971, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2015)
KFC Twenty20 Big Bash wins 0
Official website: WACA

The Western Australia cricket team, nicknamed the Western Warriors, represent the Australian state of Western Australia in Australian domestic cricket. The team is selected and supported by the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA), and plays its home games at the WACA Ground in Perth. The team mainly plays matches against other Australian states in the first-class Sheffield Shield competition and the limited-overs Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, but occasionally plays matches against touring international sides. Western Australia previously also fielded sides at Twenty20 level, but was replaced by the Perth Scorchers for the inaugural 2011–12 season of the Big Bash League. Western Australia's current captain is Adam Voges, and the current coach is Justin Langer.

History[edit]

Western Australia played their opening first-class matches on a tour of the Eastern states during the 1892–93 season, playing two games, against South Australia at the Adelaide Oval, [1] and against Victoria at the MCG.[2] The team was captained by Herbert Orr.

They continued to play first-class matches against South Australia, Victoria and New South Wales, interspersed with matches against visiting teams from overseas, until they were admitted to the Sheffield Shield in the 1947-48 season. They played each other state only once a season at first, then beginning in 1956-57 they began playing each state twice, like the other teams.

Since joining the Sheffield Shield in 1947/48, Western Australia has won the competition 15 times, second only to New South Wales in that period.[3] In the Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, the team leads the winners table comfortably with 12 wins followed by New South Wales with eight wins.

The state has a proud history in producing Australian Test players such as Dennis Lillee, Adam Gilchrist, Michael Hussey, Terry Alderman and Geoff Marsh, along with Shaun Marsh, Marcus North, Adam Voges, and Mitchell Marsh[4] in recent times.

Aside from test players, several Western Australian players have recently made their international debut in other forms of the game, such as Joel Paris[5] with his One Day International debut, and Andrew Tye[6] with his debut in international Twenty20 cricket.

Langer was appointed as coach of WA, along with the Perth Scorchers, in late 2012 and oversaw a period of success after almost a decade without silverware. Langer's Warriors won the 2014/15 Matador BBQs One-Day Cup, while the side were Sheffield Shield runners-up in both 2013/14 and 2014/15. The Scorchers also went back-to-back in the Big Bash League in 2013/14 and 2014/15.

Current squad[edit]

Sources: Western Warriors, WACA Players with international caps are listed in bold.

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Contract Type & Notes
Batsmen
4 Cameron Bancroft Australia (1992-11-19) 19 November 1992 (age 24) Right-handed Occasional Wicket-keeper
7 Michael Klinger Australia (1980-07-04) 4 July 1980 (age 37) Right-handed
8 Jonathan Wells Australia (1988-08-13) 13 August 1988 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium
20 Shaun Marsh Australia (1983-07-09) 9 July 1983 (age 34) Left-handed Right-arm medium
39 Will Bosisto Australia (1993-09-08) 8 September 1993 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Jake Carder Australia (1995-12-11) 11 December 1995 (age 21) Left-handed Right-arm medium Rookie contract
All-rounders
10 Mitchell Marsh Australia (1991-10-20) 20 October 1991 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Captain
16 Marcus Stoinis Australia (1989-08-16) 16 August 1989 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm medium
17 Ashton Turner Australia (1993-01-25) 25 January 1993 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
35 Hilton Cartwright Australia (1992-02-14) 14 February 1992 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm medium
23 D'Arcy Short Australia (1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 27) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
Clint Hinchcliffe Australia (1996-10-23) 23 October 1996 (age 20) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Rookie contract
Matthew Kelly Australia (1994-12-07) 7 December 1994 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast Rookie contract
Matthew "Spoors-Goat" Spoors Australia Right-handed Right arm leg break Rookie contract
Wicket-keepers
9 Sam Whiteman Australia (1992-03-19) 19 March 1992 (age 25) Left-handed
Josh Inglis Australia (1995-05-04) 4 May 1995 (age 22) Right-handed
Bowlers
2 Jhye Richardson Australia (1996-09-20) 20 September 1996 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
3 Joel Paris Australia (1992-11-12) 12 November 1992 (age 24) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
5 Jason Behrendorff Australia (1990-04-20) 20 April 1990 (age 27) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium
13 Nathan Coulter-Nile Australia (1987-10-11) 11 October 1987 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm fast
15 David Moody Australia (1995-04-28) 28 April 1995 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
18 Ashton Agar Australia (1993-10-14) 14 October 1993 (age 23) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
33 Simon Mackin Australia (1992-09-01) 1 September 1992 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
68 Andrew Tye Australia (1986-12-12) 12 December 1986 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Cameron Green Australia (1999-06-03) 3 June 1999 (age 18) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
Alex Bevilaqua Australia (1996-10-29) 29 October 1996 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Rookie contract
Kyle Gardiner Australia (1996-09-20) 20 September 1996 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Rookie contract

Coaching staff[edit]

  • Head Coach: Justin Langer
  • Asst. Coach: Geoff Marsh
  • Bowling Coach: Adam Griffith
  • Development Coach - Under 19s: Wayne Andrews
  • Physiotherapist: Nick Jones
  • Strength & Conditioning Coordinator: Warren Andrews
  • Performance Analysis Coordinator: Dean Plunkett

Lists of players[edit]

Captains[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ South Australia v Western Australia, 27, 28 March 1893, at the Adelaide Oval – CricketArchive. Published 18 July 2011.
  2. ^ Victoria v Western Australia, 1, 3, 4 April 1893, at the MCG – CricketArchive. Published 18 July 2011.
  3. ^ "A history of the Sheffield Shield". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2016-10-25. 
  4. ^ "Mitch Marsh | cricket.com.au". www.cricket.com.au. Retrieved 2016-10-25. 
  5. ^ Inc., Western Australian Cricket Association. "WACA | Home of Cricket in Western Australia". waca.com.au. Retrieved 2016-10-25. 
  6. ^ Inc., Western Australian Cricket Association. "WACA | Home of Cricket in Western Australia". waca.com.au. Retrieved 2016-10-25. 

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