Adam Voges has come a long way from his days as an outstanding youngster in club cricket and punctuated that journey with inclusion in last season’s KFC Big Bash League Team of the Year. Voges was a valuable addition to the Melbourne Stars batting stocks for the first Big Bash League season, before returning home to Western Australia to play for the Perth Scorchers in the 2012-13 campaign. Consistency was the key to Voges’ game in BBL|02, as he ended the season as the competition’s sixth-highest run-scorer, with 268 at an average of 44.66 and an impressive strike-rate of 149.72. He has been in strong form through the English summer with county side Middlesex, with the first-clash match against Warwickshire in July a standout, ending his two innings with knocks of 150 and 51. Voges started the 2006-07 season with two Pura Cup centuries in a showing of form that led to his Australia debut in a one-day international against New Zealand in February 2007. Voges has been a consistent performer for the Warriors in recent years, top scoring in the 2010-11 Sheffield Shield season and making more than 750 runs in 2011-12, before taking over as WA skipper from Marcus North in November 2012. Voges returned to the Australian ODI side after his good form in BBL|02, making a fine century against the West Indies before being named in the 2013 Champions Trophy squad, where he was his country’s highest run-getter and the tournament’s 12th with 135 runs across his three games and a top score of 71.
Adam is the consummate professional and gives us great depth in our batting. He can cover anywhere in the order from one to six and is clever with bat in hand.