8 interesting facts about Jason Behrendorff
He made his T20I debut against India in Ranchi and made it a memorable series in Guwahati.
Published - Oct 10, 2017 11:36 pm | Updated - Oct 10, 2017 11:36 pm
Australian fans always knew the potential of the star of the 2nd T20I between Australia and India, Jason Behrendorff on the night of the match, the Indian team along with the entire cricket world saw the mean skills the tall Aussie possesses. Inflicting a major top-order collapse of the Indian team, in only his second International outing is something but doing it against India in their own backyard just makes his feat sweeter.
His performance today, in all likelihood, may fetch him an IPL contract he once said he would’ve liked to get with the grand auction less than 5 months away. So, here are 8 facts interesting facts about the left-arm pacer who rattled the Indian batters:
1. T20I Cap
Behrendorff is a sensational 27-year-old speedster belonging to the club of left-arm fast bowlers who has dominated the T20 format for years and landed his maiden Australian cap only on October 8, 2017, in the 1st T20I against India in Ranchi.
2. Kohli’s 1st T20I duck
He is the one responsible for Virat Kohli’s first duck in T20I cricket. Apart from that stunning achievement, he also holds the record of being the bowler who dismissed both Sachin Tendulkar and Rahul Dravid for the last ducks in their professional career.
3. A Scorcher
He has been a big match-winner for the BBL franchise Perth Scorchers, being instrumental in their title triumph back in 2013-14. In fact, he followed it up in the next season picking 15 wickets in ten matches at an average of 16.73, driving his team to its second consecutive title in the 2014-15 season.
4. Domestic Player of the Year
The New South Wales quick was voted as Australia’s ‘Domestic Player of the Year’ in 2014-15, putting him on the selector’s radar followng a call-up for the Australia ‘A’ squad for their series against South Africa.
5. Sport science degree
Behrendorff has his life beyond cricket sorted as he has studied sports science at university. He aims to work in the strength and conditioning department of a professional sports team after his career as a cricketer.
6. FC debut
He made his first-class debut back in 2011-12 where he picked 13 wickets in 5 Shield matches. The left-arm pacer has been a known name in the domestic arena since then and was very close to Test selection just two years ago owing to impressive performances before injuries rattled it.
7. Best bowling figures
His performance of 4/21 in only his second match for Australia against India in Guwahati are the fifth best figures in T20I history.
8. First four-fer
This performance also makes Jason Behrendorff the first man to take 4 wickets in a T20I innings for Australia against India.