Daniel Hughes made his debut in all three forms of the game last season for the NSW Blues and the Sydney Sixers.
The 24 year old had toiled hard in the Futures League, and scores of 41 and 74 in late 2012 helped him win a spot in the T20 team.
His form in the KFC T20 Big Bash League was indicative of how the team performed.
When Hughes failed with the bat, the Sixers lost. However, when he was promoted to first drop in the Sydney derby, he helped guide the men in magenta to a four wicket win with an unbeaten 51 from just 36 deliveries.
Keen to continue his run in the first XI, Hughes made his List A debut against the Tigers in Hobart. Coming in towards the end, he added a useful unbeaten 17 as the Blues coasted to a routine 37 run win.
Desperate to break into the First-class side, Hughes was forced to bide his time back in the Futures League. It only took one match for the young gun to send a timely reminder to selectors, hitting 61 and 67 against Victoria.
Hus Bupa Sheffield Shield debut was a success, with the NSW Blues knocking off South Australia by eight wickets. Hughes added 26 in the first innings, before steering his side to victory with an unbeaten 21.
The left-hander has already shown glimpses of what he can do when given a chance, and you get the feeling that 2013/14 should see him get plenty of action.