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10 best players of all time from New South Wales

New South Wales are by far the most successful domestic cricket team in Australia.

Top 5 / Top 10 01 Dec 2017, 15:00 IST

Mitchell Starc
Mitchell Starc is a product of New South Wales

New South Wales, by far the most successful and popular domestic cricket team in Australia, was founded in 1856.

The side that calls the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground their home ground, have won the first-class competition 46 times.

When an international side tour Australia, the 11-time domestic limited-overs champions even play first-class matches against the visitors.

Except for Bangladesh, New South Wales have played against every Test-playing nation.

New South Wales won the inaugural edition of the now-defunct Champions League Twenty20 in 2009.

They have produced some of the finest Australian cricketers over the years and now, let us have a look at the 10 best players who donned the light blue cap.

#10 Mitchell Starc

Australia's current bowling spearhead is a product of New South Wales and in the latest domestic season, Mitchell Starc created history by taking two hat-tricks in the same Sheffield Shield game, against Western Australia.

By dismissing the last three batsmen in each innings, finishing with seven wickets in total, the 27-year-old became the first bowler to achieve the feat in the tournament's history and only the eighth player to do it in a first-class game.

During the 2015 ICC World Cup, the premier pacer took 22 wickets in eight matches as Australia became the second team after India to become the world champions at home.

Consequently, Starc was named Man of the Series and rose to the No.1 spot in the ICC ODI rankings for bowlers.

Overall, in 73 first-class games, Starc has 280 wickets under his belt, whereas in 96 List A games, he has 205 scalps.

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