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Matthew Short

Matthew Short
Personal information
Full name
Matthew William Short
Born (1995-11-08) 8 November 1995 (age 28)
Ballarat, Victoria, Australia
Height1.87 m (6 ft 2 in)
BowlingRight-arm off break
RoleTop order Batter
International information
National side
ODI debut (cap 242)22 September 2023 v India
Last ODI2 February 2024 v West Indies
ODI shirt no.5
T20I debut (cap 107)30 August 2023 v South Africa
Last T20I3 December 2023 v India
T20I shirt no.5
Domestic team information
2014/15–2017/18Melbourne Renegades (squad no. 9)
2015/16–2017/18Cricket Australia XI
2018/19–presentAdelaide Strikers (squad no. 2)
2023Punjab Kings
2023Northern Superchargers
Career statistics
Competition ODI T20I FC LA
Matches 4 7 53 61
Runs scored 52 156 2,610 1,690
Batting average 17.33 22.28 34.80 33.13
100s/50s 0/0 0/1 4/14 2/9
Top score 42 66 134* 134
Balls bowled 72 18 3,018 1,488
Wickets 0 1 41 25
Bowling average 36.00 37.36 56.28
5 wickets in innings 0 0 0 0
10 wickets in match 0 0 0 0
Best bowling 1/13 4/74 3/44
Catches/stumpings 2/– 4/– 59/– 29/–
Source: Cricinfo, 4 February 2024

Matthew William Short (born 8 November 1995) is an Australian cricketer. He represents Victoria at state level and plays for the Adelaide Strikers in the Big Bash League. He previously played for the Melbourne Renegades.[1][2]

Domestic career

Short made his one day debut on 20 July 2014 for the Australia National Performance Squad against South Africa A, as part of the Australia A Team Quadrangular Series in 2014.[3] He made his first-class debut for Cricket Australia XI on 29 October 2015 in a tour match against the New Zealanders as part of New Zealand's tour to Australia.[4] He scored his maiden first-class century playing for Cricket Australia XI in a tour match against England at Townsville in mid-November 2017, scoring 51 in the first innings and then 134 not out in the second. He also took 4/103 with the ball.[5]

In 2019, Short had a stint in England in club cricket for Coggeshall Town CC scoring 1100 runs @ 55 avg.

For the 2021–22 Big Bash League season, Short moved from the middle order to open the batting, finishing the season with the second most sixes (26) and third-most runs (493).[6] Strikers captain Peter Siddle said of the move: "Last year was all about finding a position for him because he’s been thrown around for a few years and hasn’t been able to lock down a spot ... We found that spot for him last year and he got all the confidence from being at the top of the order. He’s fearless and we saw that against the Sixers."

On 5 January 2023, captaining the Strikers in Peter Siddle's absence, Short made his maiden century in the Big Bash League, scoring 100* from 59 balls in the highest run chase in BBL history (230 runs). Bowling himself for 4 overs, he also had figures of 1/34.[7] On 30 January 2023, Short was named BBL12 Player of the Tournament at the Australian Cricket Awards. [8]

In March 2023, he was brought in by Punjab Kings for the 2023 Indian Premier League as an injury replacement for Jonny Bairstow.[9]

International career

Short made his international and Twenty20 International debut against South Africa on 30 August 2023.[10] On September 1 2023 in the 2nd T20I of the series, Short scored his maiden half century in international cricket scoring 66 off just 30 balls. [11]An innings that steered Australia to a comfortable victory over South Africa. Short Featured in each match of Australia’s 3-0 sweep of South Africa.

On 22 September 2023, Short made his One Day International debut against India.[12]

On 23 November 2023, Short took his first wicket in T20I’s and international cricket against India as Steve Smith caught Yashavi Jaiswal off his bowling for 21. [13]

Personal life

Short is engaged to Australian swimmer Madison Wilson.[14]


  1. ^ "Players: Matthew Short". ESPNCricInfo. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  2. ^ "Matt Short confirmed for T20I debuts against South Africa". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 30 August 2023.
  3. ^ "Scorecard: 2nd Match: National Performance Squad v South Africa A, at Palmerston, on 20 July 2014". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 26 August 2014.
  4. ^ "Scorecard: New Zealand tour of Australia, Tour Match: Cricket Australia XI v New Zealanders at Sydney, Oct 29–31, 2015". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 5 October 2015.
  5. ^ "Scorecard: Tour Match, England tour of Australia and New Zealand at Townsville, Nov 15–18, 2017". ESPN Cricinfo. Retrieved 18 November 2017.
  6. ^ Gabor, Martin (15 December 2022). "'It wasn't a fluke': How a batting nomad developed into a 'fearless' star of the BBL". Retrieved 6 January 2023.
  7. ^ "Record breakers! Strikers chase 230 after Short ton". Retrieved 5 January 2023.
  8. ^ "Short's new level rewarded with BBL's top gong".
  9. ^ "Matthew Short joins Punjab Kings; Sandeep Sharma signed by Rajasthan Royals". IPL. Retrieved 27 March 2023.
  10. ^ "SA vs AUS, Australia tour of South Africa 2023/24, 1st T20I at Durban, August 30, 2023 - Full Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 29 December 2023.
  11. ^ "Mitchell Marsh and Matt Short crack fifties as Australia cruise towards series victory over South Africa". Fox Sports. 1 September 2023. Retrieved 3 February 2024.
  12. ^ "IND vs AUS, Australia in India 2023/24, 1st ODI at Chandigarh, September 22, 2023 - Full Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 29 December 2023.
  13. ^ "IND vs AUS, Australia in India 2023/24, 1st T20I at Visakhapatnam, November 23, 2023 - Full Scorecard". ESPNcricinfo. Retrieved 3 February 2024.
  14. ^ Reid, Harrison (21 October 2023). "Australian sporting power couple announce beautiful family news". 7NEWS. Retrieved 29 December 2023.
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