Teams Played For
Western Australia,Hobart Hurricanes,Rajasthan Royals,Durham
A tailor-made cricketer for white-ball cricket, D’Arcy Short is a left-handed top-order batsman for the Australian national team. Short likes to take on the bowlers from the outset, and his range of shots makes him even more dangerous. Along with the batting prowess, the southpaw is also a handy left-arm Chinaman who can deceive even the best of batsmen on his day.
Short burst onto the scene in 2015/16 edition of the Big Bash League(BBL) with some blistering knocks for the Hobart Hurricanes and exploded into the national consciousness with a breakout season in the BBL in 2017-18 summer. It was the start of the making of Short, as he forced his way into the Warriors' 50-over team for the 2017 JLT One-Day Cup and promptly smacked an impressive century as WA claimed the title. A month later, he made his Sheffield Shield debut against Tasmania.
It was in the BBL that Short really started knocking on the selector’s door. Opening the batting for the Hobart Hurricanes he was named player of the tournament in the 2017/18 edition of the BBL for his 572 runs in just 11 innings which included a blazing century at the Gabba. His exploits in the BBL earned him his maiden national call-up and also his first Indian Premier League(IPL) contract from the Rajasthan Royals.
Short made his debut against New Zealand in a T20I fixture on February 3rd, 2018. He was part of the record chase in T20 history Chasing 244 against New Zealand, Short played a blistering 76 run knock and helped Australia chased down the mammoth total.
With the presence of David Warner and Aaron Finch, cementing the opening slot in the limited-overs cricket has not been easy for Short. Owing to Short’s capabilities, nevertheless, the team management has been trying to fit the dasher in the middle-order and it will be interesting to see if he breaks into the Test team or not.
(As of June 2021)