Alex Ross

Australia
Age
April 17, 1992 (30 years)
Role
Batsman
Birth Place
Melbourne, Victoria
Batting Style
Right Handed
Nationality
Australia
Bowling Style
Off break

Alexander Ross (born 17 April 1992) is a right-handed middle-order batsman. His father is a cricket coach. He made his domestic cricket debut in 2012 for South Australia. Ross had a stellar 2014-15 season during which he shone both in List A and first-class games.

ICC Rankings

Test ODI T20I
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Team played

South Australia, Australia A, Adelaide Strikers, Brisbane Heat, Sydney Thunder, Jamaica Tallawahs, Cricket Australia XI

Batting Career Summary

M Inn NO Runs HS Avg BF SR 100 50 4s 6s
ODI
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0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
T20I
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0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
Test
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0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0
IPL
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0
0
0
-
-
0
-
0
0
0
0

Bowling Career Summary

M Inn B Runs Wkts BBI Econ Avg SR 4W 5W 10W
ODI
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0
0
0
0
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-
-
-
0
0
0
T20I
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0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
Test
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0
IPL
0
0
0
0
0
-
-
-
-
0
0
0

For his good form, Adelaide Strikers picked Ross for the BBL (Big Bash League) in 2014. In his debut BBL match, he smashed 65 off 31 and expertly swept the bowlers to get the nickname “sweepologist”. Currently, Ross plays for Sydney Thunder in the BBL and South Australia in one-day and first-class cricket.

Biography

Though Ross’s birthplace is Melbourne, he spent his early years in New Zealand as his father, Ashley, was a coach there. In fact, Ashley was even appointed the Kiwi cricket squad’s assistant coach. However, Alex was more attracted to hockey than cricket in a foreign land.

In 2009, Alex shifted back to Oz as Ashley got a cricket coaching job in South Australia.

Domestic Career

Ross played his maiden List A match in 2012-13 versus Tasmania in the Ryobi Cup. In his 4th game, which was versus Western Australia, he cracked his first fifty.

Ross appeared in his maiden first-class match for South Australia in February 2015 against Western Australia. His improved game earned him a contract from South Australia.

In the Matador BBQs One-Day tournament in 2015-16, Ross became South Australia Redbacks’ top scorer with 237 runs at a 59.25 average. In that season’s Sheffield Shield competition, Ross was the second-highest scorer for his state with 642 runs.

After appearing in one season for Adelaide Strikers, Ross shifted allegiance to Brisbane Heat. In 2016, he received the “Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year” award. During that season, South Australia made it to the final of the Sheffield Shield. Ross cracked 71 and 72 in two essays, but his state could not win the game.

For the 2016 CPL (Caribbean Premier League), Jamaica Tallawahs signed Ross. He played three matches and blasted 46 runs at a 95.45 scoring rate.

Ross missed quite a few matches in the 2016-17 season because of a hand injury. In October 2017, during the JLT One-Day competition, Ross scored 32 runs in a single over to set a new Australian record. Overall, he piled 224 runs in the tournament at a 32.00 average.

In January 2018, Ross got mired in a controversy as he was declared out for obstruction in the BBL, the first occasion in the league’s history.

T20

Ross has starred in 73 T20 matches to date, in which he has cracked 1,309 runs at a 27.85 average and a 126.47 strike rate with 6 fifties. His highest T20 score is 65.

Records and Facts

First-Class

Ross has featured in 18 first-class games so far, stroking 868 runs at a 28.00 average with 6 fifties. Ross’s highest first-class score is 92 not out.

List A

As of April 2021, Ross has played 51 List A games, smashing 1,103 runs at a 29.02 average and an 80.10 strike rate with 6 fifties and 1 hundred. His highest List A score is 110.

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