Not many people would have known about Will Sheridan before the start of the 2012/13 season. Twelve months down the track, he is one of their major weapons.
The bowling all-rounder had a breakout year for the Bushrangers and the Melbourne Renegades in a season that saw him establish himself in all three forms of the game.
An impressive 54 on debut highlighted his batting prowess, although Sheridan will be kicking himself for falling to David Warner’s only delivery of the innings.
Sheridan found himself in and out of the side, with the following 24 months featuring plenty of second XI action.
A return to the Shield side saw him pick up a career best 5/15 against the Warriors to cap off a solid 2011/12 campaign.
The left-arm seamer had a fantastic stint in the KFC T20 Big Bash League with the Melbourne Renegades.
Sheridan picked up three wickets in the second Melbourne derby, before repeating the dose against the Sixers in Sydney.
Reminiscent of James Faulkner, the Victorian paceman has an exceptional back of the hand slower ball, and can also score runs at the end of an innings.
In an encouraging sign for Victorian cricket, Sheridan carried his impressive t20 form into the first-class arena, taking four first innings wickets against the Redbacks when the competition resumed.
Another four wickets against Queensland confirmed his status as a genuine wicket taker in four day cricket.
Sheridan’s love affair with the white ball resurfaced with a pair of wickets against the Bulls in each of their two clashes.
The English born 26 year old is now on track to enjoy the best years of his cricketing life. If his 2012 form is anything to go by, then the Bushrangers have one of the game’s most promising stars……or is that Renegade?