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Western Australia Cricket Team

Western Australia
Western Warriors logo.png
CaptainAustralia Mitchell Marsh
CoachAustralia Adam Voges
Team information
Colours   Gold & Black
Home groundWACA Ground (1899-)
First-class debutSouth Australia
in 1893
at Adelaide Oval
Sheffield Shield wins15 (1948, 1968, 1972, 1973, 1975, 1977, 1978, 1981, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1992, 1998, 1999)
One-Day Cup wins14 (1971, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2014, 2017, 2019)
Official websiteWACA

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,[2] and against Victoria at the MCG.[3] 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.[4] 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 Justin Langer, Dennis Lillee, Adam Gilchrist, Michael Hussey, Terry Alderman and Geoff Marsh, along with Shaun Marsh, Marcus North, Adam Voges, and Mitchell Marsh[5] 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[6] with his One Day International debut, and Andrew Tye[7] 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 28) Right-handed -- Occasional Wicket-keeper
8 Jonathan Wells Australia (1988-08-13) 13 August 1988 (age 32) Right-handed Right-arm medium
20 Shaun Marsh Australia (1983-07-09) 9 July 1983 (age 37) Left-handed Right-arm medium
Jake Carder Australia (1995-12-11) 11 December 1995 (age 25) Left-handed Right-arm medium
10 Mitchell Marsh Australia (1991-10-20) 20 October 1991 (age 29) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Captain
16 Marcus Stoinis Australia (1989-08-16) 16 August 1989 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm medium
17 Ashton Turner Australia (1993-01-25) 25 January 1993 (age 27) Right-handed Right-arm off break
23 D'Arcy Short Australia (1990-08-09) 9 August 1990 (age 30) Left-handed Left-arm unorthodox Cricket Australia contract
24 Clint Hinchcliffe Australia (1996-10-23) 23 October 1996 (age 24) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Rookie contract
31 Cameron Green Australia (1999-06-03) 3 June 1999 (age 21) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
35 Hilton Cartwright Australia (1992-02-14) 14 February 1992 (age 28) 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 28) Left-handed --
95 Josh Inglis Australia (1995-05-04) 4 May 1995 (age 25) Right-handed --
27 Josh Philippe Australia (1997-06-01) 1 June 1997 (age 23) Right-handed Right-arm medium
2 Jhye Richardson Australia (1996-09-20) 20 September 1996 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Cricket Australia contract
3 Joel Paris Australia (1992-11-12) 12 November 1992 (age 28) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
5 Jason Behrendorff Australia (1990-04-20) 20 April 1990 (age 30) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium
6 Liam Guthrie Australia (1997-04-09) 9 April 1997 (age 23) Left-handed Left-arm fast-medium
12 Matt Kelly Australia (1994-12-07) 7 December 1994 (age 26) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
13 Nathan Coulter-Nile Australia (1987-10-11) 11 October 1987 (age 33) Right-handed Right-arm fast
15 David Moody Australia (1995-04-28) 28 April 1995 (age 25) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
18 Ashton Agar Australia (1993-10-14) 14 October 1993 (age 27) Left-handed Slow left-arm orthodox Cricket Australia contract
29 Alex Bevilaqua Australia (1996-10-29) 29 October 1996 (age 24) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium Rookie contract
33 Simon Mackin Australia (1992-09-01) 1 September 1992 (age 28) Right-handed Right-arm fast-medium
68 Andrew Tye Australia (1986-12-12) 12 December 1986 (age 34) Right-handed Right-arm medium-fast
Cameron Gannon United States 23 January 1989 (age 31) Right-handed Right-arm fast medium

Coaching staff

  • Head Coach: Adam Voges
  • Asst. Coach: Geoff Marsh (father of Mitchell and Shaun)
  • Development Coach - Under 19s: Wayne Andrews
  • Physiotherapist: Nick Jones
  • Strength & Conditioning Coordinator: Warren Andrews
  • Performance Analysis Coordinator: Dean Plunkett

Lists of players

See also


  1. ^ https://m.austadiums.com/stadium.php?id=131
  2. ^ South Australia v Western Australia, 27, 28 March 1893, at the Adelaide Oval - CricketArchive. Published 18 July 2011.
  3. ^ Victoria v Western Australia, 1, 3, 4 April 1893, at the MCG - CricketArchive. Published 18 July 2011.
  4. ^ "A history of the Sheffield Shield". Cricinfo. Retrieved 2016.
  5. ^ "Mitch Marsh | cricket.com.au". www.cricket.com.au. Retrieved 2016.
  6. ^ Inc., Western Australian Cricket Association. "WACA | Home of Cricket in Western Australia". waca.com.au. Retrieved 2016.
  7. ^ Inc., Western Australian Cricket Association. "WACA | Home of Cricket in Western Australia". waca.com.au. Retrieved 2016.

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