A batting allrounder who had a breakout summer in 2015-16, Hilton Cartwright was called into Australia’s ODI and Test squads the following summer. Born in Zimbabwe, Cartwright moved with his family to Australia during his junior years and first appeared for Western Australia in 2012-13. In 2015-16, he scored 180 Matador Cup runs at 45 for the Cricket Australia XI before going on to a Sheffield Shield campaign that brought 409 runs at 68.16.
In November 2016, Cartwright was named in an Australia squad for the first time, for an ODI series against New Zealand, and although he didn’t play, a Test debut was to come against Pakistan in Sydney later in the season. He made his ODI debut against India in India in 2017.
In the summer of 2019/20 Hilton moved to the Melbourne Stars where he made an immediate impact at the top of the order holding the highest opening partnership in the tournaments history (207 with Marcus Stoinis) and averaging 38.33 for the season.