Full name Tom Lexley William Cooper
Born November 26, 1986, Wollongong, New South Wales
Current age 30 years 245 days
Major teams Netherlands, Australia Under-19s, Melbourne Renegades, New South Wales Institute of Sport, New South Wales Second XI, New South Wales Under-17s, New South Wales Under-19s, Somerset, South Australia, South Australia Second XI
Playing role Middle-order batsman
Batting style Right-hand bat
Bowling style Right-arm offbreak
Height 1.87 m
Education University of NSW
Relation Brother - BN Cooper
|ODI debut||Netherlands v Scotland at Rotterdam, Jun 15, 2010 scorecard|
|Last ODI||Netherlands v Ireland at Amstelveen, Jul 9, 2013 scorecard|
|T20I debut||Canada v Netherlands at Dubai (DSC), Mar 13, 2012 scorecard|
|Last T20I||Ireland v Netherlands at Dharamsala, Mar 13, 2016 scorecard|
|First-class debut||South Australia v Western Australia at Adelaide, Nov 10-13, 2008 scorecard|
|Last First-class||Victoria v South Australia at Alice Springs, Mar 26-30, 2017 scorecard|
|List A debut||South Australia v Western Australia at Adelaide, Nov 16, 2008 scorecard|
|Last List A||South Australia v Tasmania at Sydney, Oct 19, 2016 scorecard|
|T20s debut||South Australia v Western Australia at Adelaide, Dec 28, 2008 scorecard|
|Last T20s||Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Renegades at Brisbane, Jan 20, 2017 scorecard|
|Bat & Bowl||Team||Opposition||Ground||Match Date||Scorecard|
|6, 0/4, 10||South Aust||v Victoria||Alice Springs||26 Mar 2017||FC|
|18, 83||South Aust||v Tasmania||Hobart||16 Mar 2017||FC|
|19, 0/0, 14||South Aust||v NSW||Sydney||7 Mar 2017||FC|
|11, 119*||South Aust||v Queensland||Adelaide||25 Feb 2017||FC|
|1, 6||South Aust||v Victoria||Adelaide||10 Feb 2017||FC|
|7, 0/3, 55||South Aust||v West Aust||Adelaide||1 Feb 2017||FC|
|12, 0/35||Melb Reneg||v Heat||Brisbane||20 Jan 2017||T20|
|14, 1/26||Melb Reneg||v Strikers||Adelaide||16 Jan 2017||T20|
|53*, 2/12||Melb Reneg||v Hurricanes||Melbourne (Docklands)||12 Jan 2017||T20|
|39, 0/1||Melb Reneg||v Syd Sixers||Sydney||9 Jan 2017||T20|
An aggressive batsman who was born in Wollongong, in New South Wales - the same coastal city which produced Brett Lee - Tom Cooper now plays his club cricket for University in Adelaide. An Australian Under-19 representative - he made 104 against South Africa in the 2005-06 Youth World Cup - Cooper broke into the senior South Australian side in November 2008.
His early successes came in limited-overs games, starting with 53 in his first one, against Western Australia at Adelaide Oval, and a month later he hit 101 against New South Wales at the SCG. But he really opened eyes with an innings of 160 not out for the Prime Minister's XI against the touring West Indians at Canberra in February 2010. Cooper spanked six sixes and 14 fours, and made a decent game of it after similar fireworks earlier from Chris Gayle (146 from 89 balls) had propelled the West Indians to an eye-watering total of 399 in their 45 overs.
Later in 2010, Cooper decided to play in the Netherlands, from where his mother hails. This connection allowed him to be fast-tracked into the Dutch national side, and he made an unprecedented start by scoring half-centuries in each of his first three full one-day internationals. He added a century in his fifth game, and 96 in his seventh - both against Afghanistan - at which point his ODI average stood at a lofty 81.33, admittedly all against Associate opposition. It dropped a little when he encountered Test bowlers (with 8 v Bangladesh in Glasgow). Time will tell if Cooper can emulate Dirk Nannes and swap an orange shirt for a green-and-gold one.
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