Travis Birt

Travis Birt

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Travis Birt (born 9 December 1981 in Sale, Victoria) is an Australian cricketer, who currently plays Australian state cricket for Western Australia, and in the Indian Premier League for Delhi Daredevils. Birt is a left-handed batsman and a right-arm medium bowler who has played First class and List A cricket since 2003, for Tasmania and Derbyshire.

Early cricket career

After a standout 2005-06 season which saw him earn Australia A selection, Travis Birt has produced a couple of consistent if unexceptional seasons for Tasmania. His main problem has been an inability to turn starts into first-class centuries. In 2006-07 he was part of the Tasmania triumphant Pura Cup side and made a thoroughly respectable 736 runs at 38.73 with one hundred, and the next season he collected 565 runs at 31.38 without once reaching triple-figures. Still, he was one of five men to play every Pura Cup game for the state last summer and with the retirement of Michael Di Venuto his importance in the top order will grow. He is already a key man in the one-day setup and his calm batting in the low-scoring FR Cup final last season won the title for Tasmania. Birt top scored against Victoria with an unbeaten 37 and coolly struck the winning runs with the No. 11 Ben Hilfenhaus at the other end, to complete a strong season that brought him 355 runs at 44.37.

A heavy-hitting left-hander who enjoys blasting sixes, Birt secured a reputation for brutal strokeplay when he posted 145 against South Australia in...
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