Teams Played For
South Australia, Adelaide Strikers
An explosive left-handed opener, Jake Weatherald is an uncapped Australian cricketer who is tailor-made for the shortest format of the game. Weatherald was rewarded with a South Australian contract for the 2016-17 season after displaying his wares the previous year, scoring two half-centuries in the 2015-16 Sheffield Shield final. His form was strong enough to displace Cosgrove on South Australia's contracted player list for the 2016–17 season.
Weatherald’s exploit in the domestic one-day fixtures for Western Australia earned him a Big Bash League(BBL) contract from the Adelaide Strikers. The southpaw, made for the Big Bash stage, made an impressive half-century on debut for the Strikers, back in the sixth edition of the BBL and hasn’t looked back ever since.
The Darwin-born has missed just one match in the past three seasons and has regularly showcased his match-winning abilities with the bat, highlighted by a club-record 115 in the BBL|07 final to seal the Strikers’ maiden Big Bash Championship.
In the recently concluded BBL, Weatherald scored 433 runs in 15 matches, including three half-centuries. Not only as an opener but also played as a middle-order batsman, where he smacked 51 runs off 25 balls.
Tagged as a limited-overs specialist, considering his age, it won't be a surprise if the explosive batsman starts churning out runs across all formats. Weatherald will be part of the Quetta Gladiator’s side after the restart of the 2021 Pakistan Super League (PSL).
(As of May 2021)