Getting To Know.. Evan Gulbis
Evan Gulbis, Melbourne Stars All Rounder.Evan Gulbis is a former Victorian Bushranger, Tasmanian Tiger and Hobart Hurricane's All Rounder. Currently enjoying his time with the Melbourne Stars. Previous winner of the Tasmanian state player of the year and recipient of the Ricky Ponting Medal.
Evan has taken some time to share the in's and out's of his cricket life.
Q: Tell us a little more about your cricket journey?
Started at Williamstown and Carlton Cricket clubs in Melbourne. Got a little taste of state cricket with Victoria before heading across Bass Strait to play for Tasmania, Hobart Hurricanes and Clarence District Cricket Club. And more recently have ended up back in Melbourne playing for Victoria, Melbourne Stars and Carlton Cricket Club. Have also played for Wellington Firebirds (NZ), Macclesfield Cricket Club (UK) and Prahran Cricket Club (Victoria) along the way.
Q: What is your best piece of advice ever received and why?
Trust your instincts. Good players practice all the time and when you get in a game you have to trust that all the preparation you have put in will help you play at your best.
Q: What do you do like to do before you go out to bat?
Try and relax and stay clam. Have a joke and try not to bite my finger nails.
Q: Is there anything to do with the mental side game that you believe is important?
The mental side of the game is the most important. I think trying to stay confident and not let negative past experiences get the better of you is something that all good players do well.
Q: What do you carry in your kit bag? How many bats do you get a year?
I like to have a very neat and prepared kitbag. I tend to carry a lot of gloves and a couple of bats. I like to try and use the same bat all the time so tend not to go through too many a season.
Q: What do you like to do away from cricket?
I spend a lot of my time in Launceston. I do some teaching, mainly in the Physical Education department. Enjoy going for a coffee and a chat with my friends.
Q: Favourite team you’ve played for?
Loved playing for Carlton Cricket Club and have returned there this season. I really enjoying playing for the Melbourne Stars, they are a great club.
Q: Best player you’ve played with and why?
Ricky Ponting for obvious reasons.
Q: What's the best thing about being sponsored by Icon?
Great player involvement to make the gear and bats the best going around.