Friday, 6 November 2009

It will be a big year for... QLD/SA edition.

The second edition of a look at players in domestic scene looking for to have a big year.

James Hopes - Has proved himself in the one day arena having played 67 matches with 1000 runs at an average of 23.8 and 54 wickets at an average of 33.2 but needs to return from injury quickly and keep performing well to keep Henriques out of the ODI team. 

Ben Laughlin - Has played 5 ODIs and taken 4 wickets. Only 10 wickets at an average of 60 in first class cricket but 30 in 17 one-day at an average of 19. Seems to have fallen down the pecking order for Australia but may be able to force his way back in with strong performances. At 27 he still has a few years left in him but will need better first class performances to be able to keep his places in the Queensland team.

Cameron Boyce - Only 20 years old and yet to play a senior game but has had big wraps placed on him. Ashley Mallet had this to say "He is the best spinner in Australia not in first-class cricket,"

South Australia
Cullen Bailey - His first class stats aren't that impressive but he is young enough to improve them. Has been playing well lately and may find himself in the Australian if Hauritz gets injured or falls into a form slump.

Tom Cooper - Only 22 but seems to have a bright future. Has struggled in the few first class games he has played with only 75 runs in 5 innings but has scored 315 Ford Ranger Cup runs in 8 games at an averages of 45. Consistent performances in all forms of the game will put him in the selectors mind for a possible Australian berth sometime in the future.

Mark Cosgrove - Everybody knows about his talent but needs to pull his finger out if he's serious about forcing his way back into the Australian side.

Callum Ferguson - Was in the Australian ODI side and playing brilliantly until an injury saw him sidelined. Should be able to force Adam Voges or Cameron white out of the team upon return but will to pick up where he left off to cement his place. Ricky Ponting called him a future test player but will need to improve his first class stats to make it.

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