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Jake Weatherald

Australia | Batsman

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Jake Weatherald
Born04/11/1994
Country Australia
Player Status Available
Player Type Batsman
Player RoleLH Top-Order Bat | RA Leg-Break & Medium Pace
Player Level Professional
Entry Route Tier 5 (Creative & Sporting)
Major TeamsSouth Australia, South Australian Emerging Redbacks, Adelaide Strikers, Northern Territory, Northern Territory U19s, U17s, Adelaide University CC A Grade, Sturt District CC A Grade
Coaching Qualifications

Cricket Australia Level 1 (UKCC Level 2 Equivalent)

 

Jake Weatherald (24) is one of the hottest batting prospects in Australia whose set domestic cricket alight since his first-class debut for South Australia in February 2016. He has scored a deluge of runs in all formats - his highlight - a match-winning century in the Big Bash Final in February 2018. His 70-ball 115, which included 8 sixes, helped the Adelaide Strikers post 202 – 25 too many for the Hurricanes. He struck 383 runs in the 2017/18 BBL to finish third on the run charts – a tally that also included a crucial 57 (43 balls) in the semi-final to defeat the Renegades.

The explosive left-handed opening batsman has been one of the most dominant batsmen, in all formats, in Australia since his debut 2015/16 season. In first-class cricket, he boasts tallies of 270 runs at 38.57 (2015/16), 634 runs at 31.70 (2016/17), 765 runs at 38.25 (2017/18). However, it’s perhaps in white ball cricket where he’s been most prolific with 284 runs at 47.33 (2016/17), 337 runs at 42.12 (2017/18) and 261 runs at 52.20 (2018/19) in Australia’s One-Day Cup. He has already notched up 8 centuries across the three formats and has a List A average in the high-40s (4x100s, 3x50s).

Weatherald is gifted cricketer – not only with bat in hand. An accomplished wicket-keeper, he also bowls both medium-pace and leg-spin. Following three successive half-centuries in Shield finals, he took his maiden first-class wicket – that of Aaron Finch, bowled around his legs, in his first over bowled in domestic cricket. In the field, he is dynamic and was involved in what was termed by Michael Vaughan as “the greatest catch of all time”, during BBL07.

Weatherald is now on the national radar and aspires to don the baggy green in future. For now, though, the talented Redbacks / Strikers batsman is looking to continue his form into next summer, in search of higher honours.

 

Last Updated

12/12/2018

Statistics

Match Type Mts Inns NO Runs HS Ave Balls Runs Wkts BB Ave
First-class 35 67 1 2157 152 32.68 42 44 1 1-14 44
List A 20 20 1 882 141 46.42 - - - - -
Twenty20 33 33 0 828 115 25.09 - - - - -

Statistical record last updated 12th June, 2019
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