Jason Behrendorff

The left-armer might have struggled with back injuries over the course of his career but, when in shipshape, can trouble the world's best batsmen


Born: April 20, 1990

Role: Right-hand bat, right-arm fast-medium

A relative late-comer to one-day international cricket in early 2019 at the age of 28, Behrendorff promptly claimed the wicket of Shikhar Dhawan in his first over as if to shout "I belong".

Frankly, though, anyone who has seen the left-arm seamer in action over the course of the previous three years would have known that the New South Wales native with a degree in exercise and sports science has what it takes to cut it at the elite level.

Behrendorff blossomed in the early 2010s in Australia’s domestic Sheffield Shield - his 14-89 in a 2016-17 match against Victoria are the second best match figures in the competition since World War II - and soon established himself as a force with Perth Scorchers in the Big Bash.

He made his T20 international debut in 2017, and quickly removed the entire India top four - including Rohit Sharma, Dhawan (again) and Virat Kohli.

Primarily armed with the new white ball, Behrendorff has had to focus on limited-overs cricket due to persistent problems with his back.

That’s not to say he has given up hope of a return to the first-class arena.

"That's something that I'm keen to get back to and ideally it'll work and I'll be back there sooner rather than later,” he said in late 2018.

In England this summer, he offers captain Aaron Finch an alternative angle and a relentless work rate which, on high-scoring grounds, is invaluable.


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