Travis Birt had a quieter BBL|03 after dominating the first year of the competition and leading the way in the run scoring stakes. In six matches this season he posted scores in the 20s and 30s, amassing 177 in 8 matches. Despite not making large contributions we saw glimpses of his flair and power hitting with one particular strike in the semi-final a crucial boundary as the Hurricanes defeated the Melbourne Stars to book a place in the final. Birt's entertaining style of cricket makes him a big favourite amongst fans and they, like Travis, will be hoping the Birt from BBL|01 returns and lights up stadiums around the country this summer.
Birt, a keen sports fan supports Collingwood as well as Melbourne Victory and Melbourne Storm in the three Australian football codes. He is also a keen follower of the Orlando Magic in the NBA and Dallas Cowboys in the NFL.
A really dynamic, exciting and explosive player and someone who obviously gets the crowd in. I'm looking for him to repeat the first year he had in the BBL which was outstanding.