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Western Australia cricket team

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Colours:  Gold & Black
Capacity:  22,000
Captain  Marcus North
Home ground:  WACA Ground
Arena/Stadium  WACA Ground
Founded  1893
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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)
Matador BBQs One-Day Cup wins:  12 (1971, 1974, 1977, 1978, 1983, 1986, 1990, 1991, 1997, 2000, 2004, 2015)
Location  Western Australia, Australia
Coaches  Justin Langer, Lachlan Stevens
Nicknames  Retravision Warriors, Western Australia cricket team

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 in Perth. The team mainly plays matches against other Australian states in the first-class Sheffield Shield competition and the limited-overs Matador BBQs 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 Adam Voges, and the current coach is Justin Langer.

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History

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. In the Matador BBQs 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 in recent times.

Aside from test players, several Western Australian players have recently made their international debut in other forms of the game, such as Joel Paris with his One Day International debut, and Andrew Tye 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 Matador BBQs 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.

Coaching staff

  • Head Coach: Justin Langer
  • 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
  • References

    Western Australia cricket team Wikipedia


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