It took just one blow for Australian cricket legend Adam Gilchrist to praise Sydney Sixers batsman Jack Edwards. in the Big Bash League game last night.
The Perth Scorchers beat the Sixers by 86 points at Perth Stadium, but Edwards shone in a nice 44-point inning from 38 balls.
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When the New South Welshman stirred in the crease and hit a delivery from Jhye Richardson in cover to get out of goal three balls in the pursuit of the Sixers, it prompted Gilchrist to explain why Edwards drew so much hype during his rise. in the ranks.
“I think this stroke shows you what all the talent scouts across New South Wales and junior development officers have seen in Jack Edwards,” Gilchrist said on Fox Cricket.
“Really nice shot. Stand up, technically correct, left elbow up and hit the ball up and down so it doesn’t go under the ball.”
Edwards is a 20-year-old right-handed batsman with very solid technique who can graft an end or destroy an attack.
He became the youngest player in history to score a century in Australia’s best national one-day competition, then known as the JLT Cup, when he made 116 runs on 112 balls in October 2018.
He made his Sheffield Shield debut later in the month and enjoyed one of the brightest moments of his young career a month later, becoming the fourth youngest player in the history of the competition to score a century by making 101 tracks out of 149 balls.
Edwards is averaging just 26.63 in 13 first-class appearances, but he’s still believed to be high on the Australian selectors’ radar.
Josh Phillipe, young comrade of the Sixers, who opened the bat with Edwards in last night’s BBL clash, is also one of the most promising young talents in Australian cricket.
The 23-year-old was named in BBL10 pre-Christmas team selected by former Melbourne Scorchers and Renegades champion Brad Hogg.
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