Monday, 9 November 2009

It will be a big year for...TAS/WA edition.

Our final installment of this series.

Tim Paine - In the ODI squad in Haddin's absence until he was inured himself. Is averaging 31.9 after 15 ODIs for Australia. May want to lift his FC average above the 30.9 it currently sits on to guarantee he is Australia's 2nd choice keeper in all forms of the game and first choice once Haddin retires.

Xavier Doherty - Running out chances to make the Australian team. Has a pretty poor FC average of 56.73 with only 61 wickets in 29 matches. His one-day average is better at 30.8 and if he can bring that down a bit may be able to get a game in ODI team if Hauritz if not available for whatever reason, although it seems the selectors have Jon Holland in mind if this ever occurs.

Ben Hilfenhaus - Has played well for Australia without setting the world on fire. Has struggled a bit so far in ODIs but has a pretty good average in Tests for someone with limited international experience. High on the selectors pecking order, a good season may see him move up to become an automatic selection.

Jonathon Wells - Has played well in the few games he has appeared in without being brilliant. Scored 85 and just missed out on a maiden first class century later on. Has only played 8 FC games and only average 23.4 at the moment but has been playing well in the grade scene.

Western Australia

Marcus North - Has played 7 tests now and has scored 3 centuries. Seems to have the no 6 spot cemented but may come under pressure with the selectors keen to bring back Hughes and keep Watson in the team. If this happens Watson will probably play and force North out.

Ben Edmonson - 174 wickets in 50 FC games. With Australia's fast bowlers falling like flies he may get himself a surprise call up.

Mitchell Marsh - The younger brother of Shaun Marsh. I've heard good things about this kid and the rumour is he is better than Shaun. Has only scored 17 runs in 2 FC games but will get more opportunities and if he can grab them with both hands he may find himself joining his brother in the Australian T20 or ODI side.

Luke Pomersbach - Made his T20I debut after originally being at the ground as a spectator when Brad Hodge injured himself putting his pants on. Only 25 and with an average of 43.4 after 22 games he still has plenty of time to get himself into the  Test team.

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Shrawan Raja said...

I've been following the Ford Ranger Cup and next weekend I think WA take on the unstoppable Victoria. It will be interesting to see if the stars you've mentioned here shine.

paulyt said...

They do indeed take on Victoria this weekend. Should be a good game.
Of the players I've mentioned, so far (even though we're only a few matches in)
Brad Hodge scored 195 in a FC innings and 114* in a FRC game.

Chris Rogers scored 146 in a FC innings.

Andrew McDonald scored 114 in a FC innings and 58 in a FRC game.

Cullen Bailey scored 91 and took 2 wickets in the first innings against SA. He has also taken 5 FRC wickets in 2 games.

Burt Cockley took 4/39 in NSW's only FRC game to date.