Monash University CC News

T20 Semi Final Player Profiles

By Morgan Cole

Our club Secretary Morgan Cole has put together the following profiles for our Semi Final team this Wednesday, Australia Day.

Match starts 12:30pm at Fawkner Park #1, South Yarra.

Shawn Thomas (c)
Debut: 2008/2009
Games: 38
Role: Opening Batsman
Profile: Shawn is an aggressive opening batsmen and is perfectly suited to the format of T20.
After scoring a quick fire 49 last week in B grade, Shaun will be looking to get the boys of to a
fast paced start at the top of the innings.

Tushar Sharma
Debut: 2009/2010
Games: 15
Role: Top Order Batsmen
Profile: Tushar is a talented stroke player who is capable of scoring all around the wicket, in his
15 games for the Gryphon's so far he has scored 445 runs @ 32 runs per innings.

Ruwan Wellalage
Debut: 2008/2009
Games: 25
Role: All Rounder
Profile: Roo, the A grade Captain will have an important job opening the bowling and batting
in the middle order. He is the genuine quick bowler of the side, and a tight opening spell will
go along way to victory.

Rohit Fernandez
Debut: 2003/2004
Games: 30
Role: Middle Order Batsman / Right Arm Off Spin
Profile: A classy stroke maker, who is capable of playing all the shots in the book, has
regularly being scoring runs over the last season. Was the man of the match in the 20/20
qualifier with 52 runs.

Abhi Mishra (w)
Debut: 2008/2009
Games: 28
Role: Keeper/Bat
Profile: Abhi has made great progress this year in his cricket, a dangerous bat who drives
very strongly, he will be looking forward to continuing his recent form with both bat and

Sid Bagga
Debut: 2009/2010
Games: 15
Role: Top Order Batsmen
Profile: While small in stature Sid is a very impressive batsmen in full flight, elegant drives
and hard cuts shots. Although he has yet to recapture his premier form from last season, the
signs are that Sid is not too far off.

Rajesh Balasubamonyam
Debut: 2006/2007
Games: 60
Role: Middle Order Batsman / Right Arm Fast Medium Bowler
Profile: A very talented all rounder, Raj has taken wickets and made runs this season. The
highlight being the 48 not out which helped win the match against Nationals.

Antarpreet "Bruce" Bawja
Debut: 2007/2008
Games 35
Role: Right Hand Bat & Right Arm Medium Fast
Profile: Bruce has had a great year so far, talking wickets and making runs. He is a flexible
batsman who can bat anyone in the order, after recently carrying his bat in a 20/20 with a run
a ball 50.

Naresh Rajakulendran
Debut: 2009/2010
Games 9
Role: Right Hand Bat & Right Arm Medium Fast
Profile: Nashy is a very dangerous lower order batsmen, who can clear the ropes when
required. He will also have an important job as one of the main bowlers, trying to take early
wickets and keep the runs tight.

Bishan Lawerance
Debut: 2004/2005
Games 38
Role: Medium Fast Bowler
Profile: Opening bowler who constantly bowls in the right spots, always testing the batsman
patience and determination, Bish will be hoping to lead the attack from the front as the side’s
premier bowler.

Damien Giles
Debut: 2004/2005
Role: Medium Fast Bowler
Profile: -