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Jordan Silk

Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Does Not Bowl

Batter

Bats Right Hand.
Bowls Does Not Bowl

AGE
25
HEIGHT
187CM
BORN

Penrith

COUNTRY

Australia

Australia
STATE

TAS

TAS
LOCAL CLUB

North Hobart

Bio

It took just three first-class matches for Sydney-born opener Jordan Silk to go from unknown Tasmania batsman to being selected for Australia A.

Having peeled off 127 against Victoria in just his second Sheffield Shield outing, he backed it up a week later with a patient innings of 108 in the 2012-13 final as the Tigers secured the title.

He started the following season with another two hundreds and two half-centuries, before a foot injury halted his season.

Silk twice fielded for Australia’s Test side before he’s made his first-class debut; first as a 17-year-old against Pakistan at the SCG and again in 2012 against Sri Lanka in Hobart, when he took a catch off the bowling of Nathan Lyon.

Rated by Ricky Ponting as one of the best fielders in Australia, Silk’s name went viral in early 2014 when he took an incredible diving catch playing for Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League, which was described by Sir Vivian Richards as “one of the best catches that I’ve ever seen”.


Silk smacks 45 in Sixers' narrow loss

Jordan Silk continued his consistent BBL form with a knock of 45, including two sixes, as the Sydney Sixers went down to the Hobart Hurricanes


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Silk hits half-century for the Sixers

Returning batsman Jordan Silk hit seven boundaries in a quick-fire 50 from 32 balls in an impressive display for the Sydney Sixers against Adelaide Strikers at the SCG


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Silk's maiden wicket ends Nevill's knock

Tasmania's Jordan Silk couldn't have asked for a better way to take his maiden first-class wicket, taking an acrobatic return catch to send Peter Nevill packing


Tasmania's historic first at the MCG

Jake Doran replaces concussed Jordan Silk partway through Tasmania's JLT Sheffield Shield match against Victoria


Jordan Silk

Silk strikes double ton in England

Tasmania batsman in the runs in Sussex, while Ben Abbott put on a remarkable show of his own in Hertfordshire


Agar v Silk: Four of the best

Two young stars, four amazing catches - which is the pick of the bunch?