D'Arcy Short

D'Arcy Short

Australia|Opening batter
D'Arcy Short

INTL CAREER: 2018 - 2020

Full Name

D'Arcy John Matthew Short


August 09, 1990, Katherine, Northern Territory


31y 111d

Batting Style

Left hand bat

Bowling Style

Left arm wrist spin

Playing Role

Opening batter


D'Arcy Short played state cricket in 2011 before drifting to the margins of the set-up over the next six years and almost packed it in. His second coming has been far more successful. He enjoyed a breakout 2017-18 season in the white-ball formats, firstly with Western Australia in the JLT Cup and then, most spectacularly, in the Big Bash with Hobart Hurricanes where he was the tournament's leading scorer. That earned him an IPL deal and an Australia call-up - the latter was more successful as he impressed in the T20 tri-series before struggling in India. He was given chances in ODI cricket in 2018 in England and against South Africa at home but couldn't bed down a spot long term.

One of the key figures in the revival of Short's career has been the man now in charge of the Australia team - Justin Langer. It was Langer who implored Short to get fit and then brought him into the WA side for the JLT Cup. In the 2018-19 JLT Cup, Short plunder 257 - 11 short of the world record for a List A innings. He had another outstanding BBL in 2018-19, again leading the run-scoring for the tournament.

Short's story is significant for more than just the fact he has rejuvenated his career. He is also the first Indigenous Australian batsman to represent his country and just the sixth Indigenous cricketer overall after Dan Christian, Jason Gillespie, Scott Boland, Faith Thomas and Ash Gardner.
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Career Averages

Batting & Fielding
List A49444138625734.651376100.723413645160
List A493810641071243/533/5344.626.0344.3000
D'Arcy John Matthew Short
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Recent Matches - Player

West Aust vs Tasmania60/5626-Nov-2021HobartList A
West Aust vs Tasmania67 & 300/36 & 1/6321-Nov-2021HobartFC
West Aust vs Queensland--3/5615-Nov-2021BrisbaneList A
West Aust vs Queensland152/3710-Nov-2021BrisbaneFC
West Aust vs South Aust280/2027-Oct-2021PerthFC


D'Arcy Short nudges into the leg side
D'Arcy Short swats a pull
Matthew Wade and D'Arcy Short added 145 for the first wicket against Sydney Sixers
D'Arcy Short made a scratchy half-century
D'Arcy Short shapes for a big shot
D'Arcy Short walks off after a first ball duck