The domestic One-day Cup is starting to garner real interest on the Australian cricket calendar, and can make an instant star of anyone who can make a hefty score or takes a haul of wickets.
With the competition kicking off at the start of October, let’s have a glance at one player from each state with plenty on the line at the start of the Australian summer.
1. New South Wales: Peter Nevill
Whilst cricket purists will not like it, Peter Nevill is coming under scrutiny for his inability to score runs.
His shocking averages of late including 12.9 in 2016 and a meager 8.5 in the latest test series against Sri Lanka mean he will have to start scoring runs as well as he is wicketkeeping to maintain his spot in the test side.
Adding to that is the desperation of Victorian wicky Matthew Wade to regain his place in both the Australian test and one-day side, and Nevill has plenty to play for ahead of the tours to South Africa and India.