6. Tom Cooper (SA)
M: 8 | Inns: 15 | Runs: 765 | 100s: 1 | 50s: 4 | Ave: 54.64 | HS: 271*
Tom Cooper started the season on a high, amassing a monster unbeaten 271 in a controversial Shield clash with Victoria, and carried his form throughout the season.
He should have had a second ton against WA but was out for a heartbreaking 99 in a 109-run SA win, but the journeyman nevertheless breathed new life into a domestic career that appeared over not so long ago when he was overlooked for a contract with the Redbacks.
Cooper's experience now shapes as crucial as South Australia commences their hunt for a new head coach.
11. Wes Agar (SA)
M: 8 | Inns: 16 | Wkts: 33 | 5wi: 1 | SR: 52.9 | Ave: 24.21 | BBI: 5/53 | BBM: 8/121
Wes Agar moved back to Adelaide lacking fitness last year and without a first-class game to his name. He finishes it as the Sheffield Shield's equal second-leading wicket taker and the reigning Bradman Young Cricketer of the Year.
Agar has bounced between South Australia and Victoria but has become a crucial cog in the Redbacks attack as batsmen struggled with his height and extra pace this summer.
Crucially, his stamina has improved and he now appears, at 23, one of the country's most promising young red-ball bowlers.
Agar’s best figures and maiden five-wicket haul came in SA’s breakthrough win against Tasmania at Blundstone Arena, when he took 5/53 in the second innings.
He will also remember fondly his debut match against Queensland at the Gabba in the second match of the season, when he took 4/30 in the first innings including three Bulls wickets late on the first day. Agar played every consequent game of the summer.
Cricket Network's team of the season in batting order
Daniel Hughes (NSW)
Joe Burns (QLD)
Nic Maddinson (VIC)
Shaun Marsh (WA)
Cameron Green (WA)
Tom Cooper (SA)
Peter Nevill (NSW)
Michael Neser (QLD)
Peter Siddle (VIC)
Cameron Gannon (QLD)
Wes Agar (SA)