Sheffield Shield catch-up – Allrounders to the fore, Test batsmen shine, and all eyes on Cameron Green

The opening two rounds of the Sheffield Shield being played in an Adelaide hub are completed and they have produced some compelling cricket. Here’s a few things that have stood out and a quick look at what’s to come

Allrounders galore

The multi-skilled players have been making their mark everywhere you look in the opening two rounds. In the space of an hour in the first week Michael Neser and Ashton Agar completed the double of a century and a five-wicket haul which had not been achieved in the Shield for 10 years. The following week Sean Abbott scored an unbeaten half-century then collected 6 for 89 on a back-breaking surface for pace bowlers and in the same game Moises Henriques, who does not bowl as much as he once did, scored a faultless 167.

To take being an allrounder to an extra level, Beau Webster has scored runs, and bowled nagging medium-pace and offspin in the first two…

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