26 Facts About Adam Voges


Adam Charles Voges is an Australian cricket coach and former cricketer who played for the Australian national team at Test, One Day International, and Twenty20 International level, and captained Western Australia and Perth Scorchers in domestic cricket.


Adam Voges was included in the 2016 ICC Test Match Team of the Year.


From Perth, Western Australia, Adam Voges excelled at cricket from an early age, attending the Western Australian Institute of Sport and playing for the Australian under-19 team.


In October 2012, after Marcus North's resignation, Adam Voges was appointed acting captain of Western Australia.


In overseas competitions, Adam Voges has represented Hampshire, Nottinghamshire, and Middlesex in English county cricket, and played for the Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League and the Jamaica Tallawahs in the Caribbean Premier League.


Adam Voges made his Test debut for Australia in June 2015, aged 35, and scored a century on debut against the West Indies.


Adam Voges recorded a second century in November 2015, against New Zealand, and later scored 269 not out, 106 not out, and 239 in consecutive innings from December 2015 to February 2016, breaking Sachin Tendulkar's record for the most runs between dismissals in Test cricket.


In February 2017, Adam Voges announced his retirement from international cricket.


Adam Voges made his first-class debut on 8 December 2002 for Western Australia in the Pura Cup match against Tasmania.


Adam Voges made his List A debut in the ING Cup match against Tasmania in October 2004, and was recalled to the Pura Cup side.


In just his second one-day match at North Sydney Oval, Adam Voges set the record for the fastest domestic one-day century, bringing up his 100 off only 62 balls.


Adam Voges finished the ING Cup season with an average of just under 32, and a Pura Cup average of 72 from 6 matches.


On Friday, 8 December 2006, Australian selectors had been expected to select an unchanged lineup, but due to the shock retirement of Damien Martyn, selection processes were re-thought with Andrew Symonds and Adam Voges drafted into the 13-man lineup.


Adam Voges scored 150 against Tasmania, nearly chasing down a total of 400 early in the season.


Adam Voges learned of the news during a tour match between his side, the Cricket Australia XI, and the ECB Chairman's XI at Lilac Hill.


On 15 February 2009, Adam Voges made a stunning catch in a Twenty20 game against New Zealand at the Sydney Cricket Ground to catch Brendon McCullum out for 61 in the penultimate over.


Adam Voges then scrambled back into the field of play and took a diving catch low to the ground.


Adam Voges was included in Australia's one-day squad for the tour of South Africa.


Batsman Marcus North was called up as batting cover while Adam Voges returned home to marry his fiancee.


Adam Voges played in the ODI match against Scotland on 28 August 2009.


Adam Voges made 72, the second highest score behind David Hussey who made 111.


Adam Voges played for the Rajasthan Royals in the 2010 IPL Season.


Adam Voges was named as stand-in test Vice-Captain for Australia after David Warner suffered a thumb fracture during the ODI series against England from the bowling of Steven Finn.


On 11 December 2015, Adam Voges eclipsed the Bellerive Oval's scoring record, passing Ricky Ponting's record of 209 runs.


Adam Voges then surpassed Doug Walters' record of 242 for the highest score by an Australian against the West Indies.


On 13 February 2016, during the First Test against New Zealand, Adam Voges made his second Test double-century, scoring 239.