Western Australia
Personnel
CaptainAustralia Mitchell Marsh
CoachAustralia Adam Voges
Team information
Colours   Gold & Black
Founded1893
Home groundWACA Ground (1899-)
Capacity20,000[1]
History
First-class debutSouth Australia
in 1893
at Adelaide Oval
Sheffield Shield wins16 (1948, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1998, 1999, 2022)
One-Day Cup wins16 (1971, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2014, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2022)
Official websiteWACA

First-class

One-day

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The Western Australian Men’s cricket team, formerly nicknamed the Western Warriors,[2] 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 and Perth Stadium in Perth. The team mainly plays matches against other Australian states in the first-class Sheffield Shield competition and the limited-overs JLT 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 Mitchell Marsh, and the current coach is Adam Voges.

History

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,[3] and against Victoria at the MCG.[4] 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 for 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.[5] In the One-Day Cup, the team leads the winners table comfortably with 16 wins followed by New South Wales with twelve wins.

Western Australia men’s team were known as the Warriors from 1995-2019. This logo was used from 2013-2019.[6]
Western Australia men’s team were known as the Warriors from 1995-2019. This logo was used from 2013-2019.[6]

The state has a proud history in producing Australian Test players such as Justin Langer, Dennis Lillee, Adam Gilchrist, Michael Hussey, Terry Alderman and Geoff Marsh, along with Shaun Marsh, Marcus North, Adam Voges, and Mitchell Marsh[7] in recent times. Englishman Tony Lock also represented his country in the 1967–68 season as a WA player - he was no longer attached to any English county.

Aside from test players, several Western Australian players have recently made their international debut in other forms of the game, such as Joel Paris[8] with his One Day International debut, and Andrew Tye[9] 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 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 along with a further title 2016-17.

Following Langer’s appointment as Australian coach in 2018, recently retired captain and former test batsmen Adam Voges was selected as the Warriors new coach. Under Voges watch, WA won the 2019-20 One-Day Cup but it's struggles in ending it's Sheffield Shield drought continued, all the while still producing more International players, but mainly in limited overs cricket, with Jhye Richardson and Cameron Green both making test debuts in recent years.

The summer of 2021-22 became a highly successful summer for WA winning another One-Day Cup, it’s second in three years with a win over New South Wales and fourth in a decade while the Scorchers also took home its fourth BBL title, both being achieve despite being on the road for several weeks due to COVID-19 restrictions preventing both teams to play at home after finishing first in both competitions. The Sheffield Shield, the one title that eluded WA for 23 years was ended in a home draw against Victoria but won the Shield on first innings bonus points, Shaun Marsh captaining the team to victory 21 years after his first-class debut.

Identity

The Western Australian team’s uniform has largely remained unchanged with a black baggy cap used for its Sheffield Shield uniform, and a gold shirt with black trousers used for its One-Day Cup uniform. Previously, the WA team wore a predominantly black uniform for the former state based Big Bash competition. The team is currently sponsored by Healthway WA’s alcohol health problem related program, Alcohol.Think Again, after being associated with electronics retailer Retravision for over 20 years.

Prior to adopting a nickname, the Western Australian team was known under the state's name or the WACA name. In 1995, the ACB announced that all state cricket associations, including the WACA, would give their state teams nicknames, with the Warriors name chosen for the WA men’s team due to the state team's history of being resilient.

In 2014, following a rebrand for the WACA, the team returned to using baggy black caps, after using baggy gold caps since the 1970’s. The rest of the teams uniform remained unchanged.

In 2019, the WACA announced that the Warriors nickname, along with the Fury name for the women's team, would be discontinued for both teams.

Current squad

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

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting style Bowling style Contract Type & Notes
Batters
4 Cameron Bancroft Australia (1992-11-19) 19 November 1992 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm off break Occasional Wicket-keeper
9 Sam Whiteman Australia (1992-03-19) 19 March 1992 (age 30) Left-handed
19 Nick Hobson Australia (1994-08-22) 22 August 1994 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium Marsh Cup squad
20 Shaun Marsh Australia (1983-07-09) 9 July 1983 (age 38) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
- Sam Fanning Australia (2000-10-20) 20 October 2000 (age 21) Left-handed Right-arm off break Rookie contract
All-rounders
10 Mitchell Marsh Australia (1991-10-20) 20 October 1991 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Captain
16 Marcus Stoinis Australia (1989-08-16) 16 August 1989 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
17 Ashton Turner Australia (1993-01-25) 25 January 1993 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm off break
18 Ashton Agar Australia (1993-10-14) 14 October 1993 (age 28) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Cricket Australia contract
21 Aaron Hardie Australia (1999-01-07) 7 January 1999 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
23 D'Arcy Short Australia (1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 31) Left-handed Left-arm unorthodox
31 Cameron Green Australia (1999-06-03) 3 June 1999 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Cricket Australia contract
35 Hilton Cartwright Australia (1992-02-14) 14 February 1992 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium
- Cooper Connolly Australia (2003-08-22) 22 August 2003 (age 18) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Rookie Contract
7 Jayden Goodwin Australia (2001-12-13) 13 December 2001 (age 20) Right-handed Right-arm leg break Rookie contract
Wicket-keepers
22 Josh Philippe Australia (1997-06-01) 1 June 1997 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm medium
95 Josh Inglis Australia (1995-05-04) 4 May 1995 (age 27) Right-handed
Bowlers
1 Lance Morris Australia (1998-03-28) 28 March 1998 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
2 Jhye Richardson Australia (1996-09-20) 20 September 1996 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast Cricket Australia contract
3 Joel Paris Australia (1992-11-12) 12 November 1992 (age 29) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
5 Jason Behrendorff Australia (1990-04-20) 20 April 1990 (age 32) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium
6 Liam Guthrie Australia (1997-04-09) 9 April 1997 (age 25) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
12 Matt Kelly Australia (1994-12-07) 7 December 1994 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
15 David Moody Australia (1995-04-28) 28 April 1995 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
24 Cameron Gannon United States (1989-01-23) 23 January 1989 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Australian passport
68 Andrew Tye Australia (1986-12-12) 12 December 1986 (age 35) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Marsh Cup squad
77 Corey Rocchiccioli Australia (1997-08-10) 10 August 1997 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm off break
- Bryce Jackson Australia Right-handed Right-arm fast Rookie contract

Coaching staff

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Lists of players

Main article: List of Western Australia cricketers

See also

References

  1. ^ "WACA Ground | Austadiums".
  2. ^ "Domestic Cricket Changes".
  3. ^ South Australia v Western Australia, 27, 28 March 1893, at the Adelaide Oval – CricketArchive. Published 18 July 2011.
  4. ^ Victoria v Western Australia, 1, 3, 4 April 1893, at the MCG – CricketArchive. Published 18 July 2011.
  5. ^ "A history of the Sheffield Shield". Cricinfo. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  6. ^ "The Western Warriors name change a sign of the times". www.roar.com.au. Retrieved 21 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Mitch Marsh | cricket.com.au". www.cricket.com.au. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  8. ^ Inc., Western Australian Cricket Association. "WACA | Home of Cricket in Western Australia". waca.com.au. Retrieved 25 October 2016.
  9. ^ Inc., Western Australian Cricket Association. "WACA | Home of Cricket in Western Australia". waca.com.au. Retrieved 25 October 2016.