D’Arcy Short

Country: Australia
Born: August 09, 1990, Katherine, Northern Territory
Batting Style: Left hand Bat
Bowling Style: Left arm Wrist spin
Playing role: Opening Batter

D’Arcy Short Bio

D’Arcy John Matthew Short, born on August 9, 1990, is an Australian cricketer hailing from Katherine, Northern Territory. Known for his explosive batting and versatility with both bat and ball, Short has been a standout player in the modern era of Australian cricket.

Short’s journey in professional cricket began in 2011 when he gained recognition at the state level. However, his early success was short-lived, as he struggled to maintain a consistent place in the team and contemplated giving up on his cricket dreams entirely.

Fortunately for Short, his fortunes turned around in the 2017-18 season. He burst into the limelight with remarkable performances in the white-ball formats. First, he showcased his talents with Western Australia in the JLT Cup, but it was in the Big Bash League (BBL) playing for the Hobart Hurricanes that he truly shone. Short finished as the leading run-scorer in the tournament, leaving a lasting impression on fans and selectors alike.

His outstanding performance in the BBL earned him a lucrative contract in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and a call-up to the Australian national team. Although he faced a few challenges during the T20 tri-series in 2018, Short’s potential was evident.

The turning point in Short’s career came under the command of Justin Langer, the then-coach of Western Australia. Langer pushed him to improve his fitness levels, leading to his selection in the Western Australia (WA) side for the JLT Cup. It was during the 2018-19 tournament that Short made waves by smashing an incredible 257 runs against Queensland, further solidifying his reputation as a powerful hitter.

The 2018-19 BBL season was another standout one for Short, as he once again emerged as the tournament’s leading run-scorer. His consistent performances not only highlighted his batting prowess but also showcased his ability to handle pressure situations and deliver when his team needed him the most.

Short’s significance goes beyond his cricketing abilities. He made history as the first Indigenous Australian batter to represent his country. He proudly joined the ranks of only six Indigenous cricketers – Dan Christian, Jason Gillespie, Scott Boland, Faith Thomas, and Ash Gardner – who have achieved this feat.

As of October 2021, Short’s international career continues to evolve. While his performances in limited-overs cricket, particularly T20s, have been impressive, he is still seeking to solidify his spot in the Australian team across all formats.

With age on his side and immense talent at his disposal, D’Arcy Short undoubtedly has a bright future ahead. As he continues to make his mark in the cricketing world, fans eagerly await his next explosive innings, and his journey epitomizes the perseverance, determination, and adaptability required to succeed in the highly competitive world of professional cricket.

D’Arcy Short Career Stats

D’Arcy Short Batting Stats

Batting Matches Innings Nos Runs High Score Ave BF SR 100s 50s 4s 6s Ct St
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 23 23 2 642 76 30.57 540 118.88 0 4 71 15 8 0
ODIs 8 8 1 211 69 30.14 269 78.43 0 1 16 1 2 0
FC 23 40 4 1114 87 30.94 2106 52.89 0 7 143 8 19 0
List A 64 59 4 1848 257 33.6 1947 94.91 3 7 192 48 21 0
T20s 157 157 15 4662 122* 32.83 3594 129.71 2 33 484 147 65 0

D’Arcy Short Bowling Stats

Bowling Matches Innings Balls Runs Wkts BBI BBM Ave Econ SR 4w 5w 10w
Tests - - - - - - - - - - - - -
T20Is 23 9 114 151 3 1/13 1/13 50.33 7.94 38 0 0 0
ODIs 8 5 90 114 0 - - - 7.6 - 0 0 0
FC 23 35 1807 1216 28 3/78 4/43 43.42 4.03 64.5 0 0 0
List A 64 50 1428 1498 36 3/53 3/53 41.61 6.29 39.6 0 0 0
T20s 157 103 1452 2042 59 5/21 5/21 34.61 8.43 24.6 0 1 0

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