There was old-school style mixed with straight-up glamour as Australia’s cricket stars and their partners dressed it up for cricket’s night of nights.
The red carpet was pushed aside for a black carpet, but the stars still shone.
Tim and Bonnie Paine were front and centre with the Australian Test skipper in a fun mood.
Known for his humour behind the stumps, Paine bit when asked who was looking after the kids.
“We’ve managed to track one down so we’ve given Rishabh the night off and sure he’s getting ready for the One-Day series in India,” Tim said.
It was a great call back to one of his great sledges where Paine invited Indian wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant to play BBL with the Hobart Hurricanes, saying he could come and babysit and give the Paine’s a night off.
Bonnie then played along, getting a viral Instagram snap with Pant and the Paine children.
Bonnie said it had been a huge year with Tim thrust into the captaincy after the ball-tampering scandal.
“I’m very proud, he’s the most passionate dedicated person I know,” she said.
The first couple of Australian cricket Mitchell Starc and Alyssa Healy were also on hand.
With both star players in their own right, they generally alternate years sitting with the men’s team or the women’s team.
Tonight, Starc said he thought it was a night with the boys, although Healy will be up for the women’s player of the year after a stunning T20 World Cup in the West Indies.
“It’s obviously a really special night for the girls to come together and celebrate, the last 12 months have been pretty spectacular for us,” Healy said.
One-day spinner Adam Zampa attended the night with his new fiancee Harriet Palmer after the pair became engaged last week.
This was the tip of the iceberg with plenty of unique styles, particularly Marcus Stoinis.