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10 best players of all time from Western Austalia

A look at 10 of the finest cricketers to have emerged from the state.


Terry Alderman
Terry Alderman

There are certain geographical egions in many, if not most cricketing countries, which are known for supplying the national cricket team with a large chunk of the players.

For instance, Mumbai had been this place in the case of India for many years, while for England it was Yorkshire, and when it comes to Australia then that honour definitely goes to New South Wales.

However, in spite of their dominance, other states have been quite prolific suppliers of international cricketers as well - and one of those is the state of Western Australia. The state has produced some of Australia's greatest ever cricketers and here is a look at 10 of the very best.


10 Terry Alderman


While Western Australia is famous for the lightning-quick surface at the Western Australian Cricket Association (WACA) Ground, the state also produced highly accurate swing bowlers and one of the most distinguished among them was Terry Alderman.

After breaking into the Western Australia side in 1974-75, Alderman was soon picked up by World Series Cricket and hence it was not till 1981 that he made his debut in the 1981 Ashes in England.

Alderman's excellent medium pace swing and seam bowling gave him a 42-wicket haul in his debut series. He was an instant success and in an international career that lasted 41 Test matches (65 ODIs) over a span of a decade, he took 170 wickets.

He was an Ashes specialist of sorts and took 40-plus wickets in the triumphant Ashes series in England in 1989. 

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