Sydney Thunder duo Usman Khawaja and Callum Ferguson have been named in cricket.com.au’s Marsh Cup team of the tournament.
The star duo have been in stellar form with the bat ahead of the ninth KFC Big Bash League season which begins on 17 December when Thunder take on the Brisbane Heat at the Gabba.
1. Aaron Finch
2. Daniel Hughes
3. Usman Khawaja (Queensland) (C)
M: 5 | Runs: 372 | Ave: 93.00 | SR: 83.59 | HS: 138 | 100s: 2 | 50s: 1
Khawaja has been all class in leading the Bulls into another one-day final. He scored two centuries in three days against an impressive Victorian bowling attack in Melbourne, but arguably his best innings came against Tasmania last week. With the Bulls in a bit of trouble at 5-137 chasing 224 to win a low-scoring game, Khawaja expertly steered his side home, posting a patient 88 not out to secure hosting rights for Tuesday's decider.
4. Callum Ferguson (South Australia)
M: 7 | Runs: 403 | Ave: 57.57 | SR: 92.00 | HS: 127 | 100s: 2 | 50s: 1
Last week, Ferguson scored the 10th and 11th centuries of his career in Australian domestic one-day cricket, putting him third all-time and confirming his status as a great of South Australian cricket. After a slow start, Ferguson found his form with scores of 91, 127 and 122 to finish the season, moving past Darren Lehmann’s mark for the most runs for the Redbacks in one-day cricket. His score of 127 in a total of 246 against Western Australia was one of the performances of the competition, even though the Redbacks narrowly fell short of victory.
5. Marnus Labuschagne
6. Alex Carey
7. Marcus Stoinis
8. Nathan Coulter-Nile
9. Nathan Ellis
10. Jackson Bird
11. Wes Agar