Powerhouse batsman D’Arcy Short eyes baggy green
He smashed 257 for Western Australia in the JLT Cup One-Day competition, but D’Arcy Short doesn’t want to stop there.
The 28-year-old – who first made his name in the shortest form of the game for the Hobart Hurricanes – has an eye to not only the World Cup, but also a baggy green.
Short has broken into the national side for both the shorter forms of the game, averaging over 40 in both formats with an exceptional strike-rate, on the back of his boundary-hitting ability.
Born in the Northern Territory and a proud indigenous man, Short knows what he has to do to make the World Cup squad in 2019.
“For me to score runs consistently to be able to get the opportunity to get picked in the World Cup squad,” Short said.
“I know myself, before anyone says anything that runs will get my name up there and I’m trying to do that consistently.”
Short also admitted, that despite his talents in the short form of the game, his ultimate dream is to get a baggy green.
“It’s definitely a dream of mine to play Test cricket for Australia and get that baggy green,” Short said.
“Obviously, this year playing one-day cricket it might be a bit tougher to get there without playing red-ball cricket.
“It’s definitely something I’m working towards and want to do.”
However, the Warriors’ all-rounder hasn’t cemented himself in the the side’s line-up for the long form of the game – having only played nine First class games, averaging 23.6.
But don’t write Short off on the back of his stunning rise in recent years, he is a more than capable batsmen and can snag a wicket for his team.
Western Australia play Victoria at the Junction Oval in the JLT Cup semi-final on Sunday.
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