Travis Rodney Birt is an Australian cricketer. He is a hard-hitting batsman who plays for Tasmania. He has also played for teams like Derbyshire, Tasmania, Delhi Daredevils, Western Australia and Hobart Hurricanes. Presently, he has been retained by the team of Delhi Daredevils to play at the IPL 5 season 2012.
Brit is a left-handed batsman who has played 87 first class matches so far and scored 5214 runs at an average of 34.99. With a highest score of 181 runs, Travis has also nine centuries and 32 half centuries into his account. He is also an occasional bowler and has taken two wickets in first-class matches.
In 116 List A matches Brit has scored 3182 runs with an average of 30.89. His highest score is 145 runs along with two hundreds and 21 half-centuries in these matches. In Twenty20 matches, Brit has scored 1182 runs in 54 matches at a strike rate of 138.73.
|Born||9 Dec 1981|
|Nickname||Edgar, Turtle, Ernie|
|Delhi Capitals||2012 - present|
|Western Warriors||2011 - present|
|Hobart Hurricanes||2011 - present|
|Australia||2010 - present|
|Tasmanian Tigers||2003 - 2011|
|Derbyshire County||2006 - 2007|
His success in One-Day and T20 matches he played for Tasmania caught the attentions of the selectors and he was included in Australian squad for T20Is against Pakistan and New Zealand in Feb, 2010. Unfortunately, his performance in T20Is was below the bar as he could only 14 runs in three matches.
His 145 runs against South Australia is the highest ever one-day score in the history of Tasmania state. Brit scored 181 runs in a match he played for Derbyshire against Gloucestershire.