Nicolas James Maddinson (born 21 December 1991) is an Australian cricketer. He is a left-handed opening batsman who plays for the Victoria in Australian domestic cricket and is signed to the Melbourne Stars in the KFC T20 Big Bash League. He has also represented Australia at both Test and T20 levels. He had previously played for New South Wales in domestic cricket.
Maddinson playing for the Sixers
|Full name||Nicolas James Maddinson|
|Born||21 December 1991|
Nowra, New South Wales, Australia
|Test debut (cap 448)||24 November 2016 v South Africa|
|Last Test||26 December 2016 v Pakistan|
|T20I debut (cap 65)||10 October 2013 v India|
|Last T20I||6 July 2018 v Zimbabwe|
|T20I shirt no.||53|
|Domestic team information|
|2010–2018||New South Wales (squad no. 53)|
|2014-15||Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|2018–||Victoria (squad no. 53)|
Source: ESPNcricinfo, 25 September 2018
Early life and cricketEdit
Born on 21 December 1991 in Nowra, New South Wales, Maddinson was part of the New South Wales Under-19 side that won the Australian Under-19 Championships in December 2009. Two months earlier, he had topped the batting averages for Australia in a home series against Sri Lanka Under-19s, when he averaged 72 and scored a 133 not out at a run-a-ball, in a 50-over match in Darwin.
Maddinson used these performances to get selected for the Australian Under-19 side that flew to New Zealand to compete in the ICC U19 World Cup in January 2010. During the tournament, Maddinson opened the batting for Australia and was part of the victorious side that defeated Pakistan by 25 runs in the final at Lincoln, to lift the trophy.
Maddinson also had an excellent season in 2009-10 with the Sutherland District Cricket Club, where he scored 604 runs for the year at an average of 46.46. He scored two centuries but none was more vital than his 137 in the semi-final against Eastern Suburbs Cricket Club that helped Sutherland reach the Grand Final, where they eventually lost to St George Cricket Club. On several occasions he opened the batting with New South Wales and Australian opener Phil Jaques. A handy left-arm orthodox spinner who was good enough to take 12 First Grade wickets in various competitions throughout the year, Maddinson took a match-winning 5-95 against Easts in the semi-final.
Domestic cricketing careerEdit
First class cricketEdit
On 11 October 2011, Maddinson achieved a memorable feat by becoming the youngest ever player for New South Wales to score a century on his first class debut. Maddinson scored 113 versus South Australia at Adelaide Oval aged 18 years and 294 days. The previous record was held by the legendary Arthur Morris who scored 148 v Qld at the SCG on 26 December 1940, aged 18 years and 342 days. He also becomes the fourth youngest player to score a first class century for NSW with only Archie Jackson, Ian Craig and Doug Walters being younger.
Maddinson made his IPL debut in 2014 playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He made scores of 4 and 12 against Delhi Daredevils and Mumbai Indians respectively after opening the innings for RCB. Later, Maddinson was ruled out of IPL due to an injury.
In the 2014–15 Big Bash League season final, Maddinson's Sydney Sixers lost to the Perth Scorchers on the final ball. Maddinson contributed to his side's total with the bat with a handy 19 off 22 balls with two fours. Maddison fielded the final ball with a perfect throw over the stumps only to be fumbled by the Sixers' captain Henriques, missing the opportunity to run out Arafat and compete in a super over. During the 2014-15 Big Bash League, when Sydney Sixers captain, Moises Henriques was injured, Maddison replaced him as captain briefly, winning 1 match and losing the other 4. 
Maddinson played for New South Wales in the 2017–18 JLT One-Day Cup. He scored two centuries and finished the tournament as the highest run-scorer for New South Wales with 398 runs and an average of 66.33. His first century came against Tasmania. He was part of a 136-run partnership with fellow opener Daniel Hughes and went on to score 137 runs from 119 balls, his highest ever List A score. He was named the man of the match in a 104-run win. His second century came against Cricket Australia XI; again building on a hundred-run partnership with Hughes, Maddinson reach a total of 123 from 113 balls. He followed this up by coming on to bowl and taking a wicket with his first ball to win the match. He was again awarded man of the match. In May 2018 he was released by New South Wales.
Maddinson found a place in the starting XI in the 2018–19 JLT One-Day Cup for Victoria. He played all 8 matches and scored 193 runs at an average of 27.57 including 2 fifties in which one of them came in his debut. He also managed to take his best List A bowling figures of 4/29. During the start of the Sheffield Shield, Maddinson was left out of Victoria's XI for the first five matches in the Sheffield Shield. However, due to fellow Victorian opener Marcus Harris' selection in the Australian test squad for the tour of India, Maddinson was handed a debut where he opened the innings making a solid 162. His happiness was short lived as he broke his arm in the next innings from Western Aussie quick Jhye Richardson, where he was forced to retire on 10.
As a 19-year-old, Maddinson was selected in both the one-day and four-day Australia A squads for the tour of Zimbabwe which was held in June–July 2011. Australia A played a one-day tri-series involving Zimbabwe and South Africa, before finishing with two four-day matches against the host. Maddinson played in three of one-day games, but was not selected in either of the first-class games.
Maddinson made his full international Twenty20 debut for Australia against India at Rajkot in October 2013. He scored 34 off 16 balls. He managed only 4 runs in his second T20I match, playing against South Africa at Stadium Australia, in Sydney, in November 2014.
On 24 November 2016 Maddinson made his debut with the Australia's Test team in the third Test against South Africa. His baggy green cap was presented by Simon Katich. He played in three Tests during the summer batting at number six, making a duck on debut against South Africa and then scores of 1, 4 and 22 in three innings against Pakistan before being dropped for the final Test of the summer.
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