There are several players who grace Australian cricket that just have never reached their full potential.
Perth’s Jason Behrendorff is certainly one of those players.
Like many fast bowlers, he’s been cruelled by injuries for large portions of his career.
When he’s managed to play, he almost always takes wickets, no matter what level he’s at.
He’s a tall, athlete left-arm quick, who has the enviable ability of swinging the new white ball into the right-handed batsman.
His BBL debut came in BBL|02 and immediately he impressed – taking the wickets of Aaron Finch and Ben Rohrer.
His BBL record is really good. He’s taken 53 wickets from 38 games, at an average of 19.5 and an economy of 7.3.
This time last year he made his T20I debut for Australia, and claimed the wickets of Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, Shikhar Dhawan and Manish Pandey in his second game at Guwahati (see below).
He’s got what it takes, of that, there is no doubt.
He’s priced at only $125k in SuperCoach, and his Official Fantasy pricetag will be very affordable too, after he missed all of BBL|07.
I can’t wait to see him back out there. And especially with Perth’s double week first up, I will be picking him.
Behrendorff takes 4-21 in his second international – video courtesy of Star Sports India.