Hailing from England but proudly embracing Australia as his home, Sam Whiteman made his debut for Western Australia in 2012 and swiftly established himself as a regular member of the Warriors’ squad. Acknowledged as one of the nation’s premier wicketkeepers, the southpaw has garnered favorable comparisons to the legendary Adam Gilchrist, particularly following a remarkable 2013-14 season. During this season, Whiteman enjoyed triumph in the Big Bash League with the Perth Scorchers and delivered stellar performances in the Sheffield Shield. He concluded the season ranking sixth on the list of top run-scorers with 687 runs at an impressive average of 45.80, complemented by 45 dismissals. His remarkable achievements earned him a well-deserved place in the Team of the Year. Notably, his maiden first-class century was accomplished as part of a record-breaking 371-run partnership alongside his state teammate Mitchell Marsh for Australia A against India A in 2014, with Whiteman concluding with an outstanding score of 174. Originally hailing from Bunbury, he also notched his first century for Western Australia against Queensland in March 2015.