Western Australia cricket team

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Western Australia
Western Warriors logo.png
Captain Australia Mitchell Marsh
Coach Australia Adam Voges
Team information
Colours          Gold & Black
Founded 1893
Home ground WACA Ground (1899-)
Capacity 22,000
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)
One-Day Cup wins 13 (1971, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2015, 2017)
Big Bash League wins 3 (2014, 2015, 2017)
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 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.


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 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. Englishman Tony Lock also represented his country in the 1967-8 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[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 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

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

No. Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Contract Type & Notes
4 Cameron Bancroft Australia (1992-11-19) 19 November 1992 (age 25) Right-handed Occasional Wicket-keeper, currently serving a suspension for his role in the ball tampering scandal in South Africa
8 Jonathan Wells Australia (1988-08-13) 13 August 1988 (age 30) Right-handed Right-arm medium
20 Shaun Marsh Australia (1983-07-09) 9 July 1983 (age 35) Left-handed Right-arm medium
27 Josh Philippe Australia (1997-06-01) 1 June 1997 (age 21) Left-handed Right-arm medium
39 Will Bosisto Australia (1993-09-08) 8 September 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break
Jake Carder Australia (1995-12-11) 11 December 1995 (age 22) Left-handed Right-arm medium
10 Mitchell Marsh Australia (1991-10-20) 20 October 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Captain
16 Marcus Stoinis Australia (1989-08-16) 16 August 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm medium
17 Ashton Turner Australia (1993-01-25) 25 January 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm off break
23 D'Arcy Short Australia (1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 28) Left-handed Left-arm unorthodox
24 Clint Hinchcliffe Australia (1996-10-23) 23 October 1996 (age 22) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Rookie contract
31 Cameron Green Australia (1999-06-03) 3 June 1999 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
35 Hilton Cartwright Australia (1992-02-14) 14 February 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium
Matthew Spoors Australia Right-handed Right-arm Leg break Rookie contract
9 Sam Whiteman Australia (1992-03-19) 19 March 1992 (age 26) Left-handed
95 Josh Inglis Australia (1995-05-04) 4 May 1995 (age 23) Right-handed
2 Jhye Richardson Australia (1996-09-20) 20 September 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
3 Joel Paris Australia (1992-11-12) 12 November 1992 (age 26) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
5 Jason Behrendorff Australia (1990-04-20) 20 April 1990 (age 28) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium
6 Liam Guthrie Australia (1997-04-09) 9 April 1997 (age 21) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
12 Matt Kelly Australia (1994-12-07) 7 December 1994 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
13 Nathan Coulter-Nile Australia (1987-10-11) 11 October 1987 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm fast
15 David Moody Australia (1995-04-28) 28 April 1995 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
18 Ashton Agar Australia (1993-10-14) 14 October 1993 (age 25) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox
29 Alex Bevilaqua Australia (1996-10-29) 29 October 1996 (age 22) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Rookie contract
33 Simon Mackin Australia (1992-09-01) 1 September 1992 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
68 Andrew Tye Australia (1986-12-12) 12 December 1986 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Usman Qadir Pakistan 10 August 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm leg break

Coaching staff

  • Head Coach: Adam Voges
  • 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


Current captains-Mitchell Marsh and Ashton Turner

See also


  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.

External links

  • Official Website of the Western Australian Cricket Association
  • Official Website of Cricket Australia
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