Saturday, 7 November 2009

It will be a big year for...VIC edition

Part 3 of our look at the domestic players.

Rob Quiney - An average of 37.7 in one-day games may see him get a call up with all the injuries currently plaguing the Australian team. Nice clean hitter of the ball but an average of just 15.2 in T20 matches and 28.5 in first class games may keep him out. Has ability, especially in the shorter forms and another productive year in the FR cup might see him earn an Australian jersey.

David Hussey - In and out of the ODI and T20I sides and in my opinion the best domestic player yet to play a test match for Australia. Almost 32 but may get a start in the Test team in Clarke isn't fit in time or if his brother Michael continues his run of bad form in Test matches. A first class average of 55 with 35 centuries would see him walk into any other test team in the world yet is apparently not even on the selectors radar for the Test team.

Cameron White - Back in the ODI side and is impressing. Will need to bowl himself more if he wants to break back into the test squad. With a few spinners around with wraps on them and Hauritz playing quite well this may be easier said than done. Unlucky not to be named captain of the Australian T20 side.

Jon Holland - Only 22 and is currently with the Australian ODI squad in India. Hasn't played a game but there has been a lot of talk about his ability. A good season or 2 for Victoria and he may find himself in the Australian team soon rather than later.

Andrew Mcdonald - Back with the ODI squad but seems to be about 3rd or 4th in the all-rounder pecking. Another season like last year and he may move up a peg or 2.

Clint McKay - Bowled brilliantly on debut for Australia against India and is a great bowler. Might not be in the team full-time yet but he will get there. Has taken 67 wickets in just 18 first class games at a brilliant average of 24.1. The sort of bowler who can keep it tight and also take wickets, he is exactly what Australia needs at the moment.

Matthew Wade - Brilliant stats already for such a young player. If he continues to play as he has been he will be in the Australian team one day and with the keepers falling like flies that day may be just around the corner.

Brad Hodge and Chris Rogers - Both (but especially Hodge) have no idea what they have to do to get into the side. Hodge is 34 now so it seems his chance is gone, Rogers is 31 and his time is also running out. Hodge, Rogers and Hussey are 3 of the unluckiest domestic players, who knows what they have to do to make it.

1 comment:

mathew said...

Loving these posts. Keep up the good work.