Adam Crosthwaite

Country: Australia
Born: September 22, 1984, Mercy Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria
Height: 1.81 m
Batting Style: Right hand Bat
Bowling Style: Legbreak Googly
Playing role: Middle order Batter

Adam Crosthwaite Bio

Adam John Crosthwaite is a professional cricket player from Australia who is best known for his wicketkeeping skills. Born on July 17, 1982, in Melbourne, Victoria, Crosthwaite had a promising career that saw him represent both Victoria and New South Wales.

Crosthwaite’s cricketing journey began in 2002 when he made his debut for Victoria as a replacement for the suspended Darren Berry. Although initially playing as a specialist batsman, it was his wicketkeeping skills that set him apart. He quickly established himself as a reliable wicketkeeper and earned the trust of the selectors.

In the 2004-2005 season, Crosthwaite showcased his batting prowess with a spectacular 54 runs from just 38 balls in a one-day victory over Queensland. His aggressive style of play, coupled with his unconventional strokes, made him a valuable asset in the limited-overs format. He continued to impress in the Twenty20 competition, where he was named Man of the Match in the final after scoring a quickfire 52 runs off 31 balls to help his team, the Bushrangers, secure victory.

Crosthwaite’s form and consistency in the shorter formats of the game earned him a place in the Australia Under-19 World Cup-winning team in 2002. He was also selected for the prestigious Australian Cricket Academy intake in 2006, highlighting his potential and talent.

Despite his success in limited-overs cricket, Crosthwaite struggled to replicate his performances in the longer format. He made only two half-centuries in his time with Victoria, which hindered his chances of establishing himself as a regular in first-class cricket. This led to a change in fortune for Crosthwaite as Matthew Wade emerged as a strong contender for the wicketkeeping role in Victoria, eventually leading to his departure from the team.

In search of more opportunities at the first-class level, Crosthwaite decided to move to Sydney and join New South Wales. Although he didn’t secure a state contract with the Blues, he believed that he would have better prospects there than in Melbourne. Unfortunately, his decision meant that he had to forgo the chance to participate in Victoria’s Champions League campaign in India.

Crosthwaite’s move to New South Wales didn’t result in as many first-class opportunities as he had hoped for. He played only two Sheffield Shield matches in the 2008-2009 season, both times as a specialist batsman. However, he continued to be the one-day and Twenty20 wicketkeeper for the team.

Despite the ups and downs in his career, Crosthwaite remained determined to prove his worth and make a mark in the cricketing world. He drew inspiration from books like “The Art of War” by Sun Tzu, demonstrating his commitment to continuous learning and self-improvement.

Although his professional career may not have reached the heights he aspired to, Adam Crosthwaite’s dedication to the sport and his undeniable talent as a wicketkeeper-batsman will always be remembered. He remains an integral part of Australian cricket history and is admired by fans and fellow cricketers alike.

Adam Crosthwaite Career Stats

Adam Crosthwaite Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 31 49 4 978 72* 21.73 2201 44.43 0 3 - - 93 9
List A 62 44 9 718 72 20.51 947 75.81 0 4 - - 80 9
T20s 26 24 6 363 52* 20.16 263 138.02 0 1 32 15 14 10

Adam Crosthwaite Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is - - - - - - - - - - - - -
ODIs - - - - - - - - - - - - -
FC 31 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
List A 62 - 0 0 0 - - - - - 0 0 0
T20s 26 - - - - - - - - - - - -

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