10 Interesting facts about Jason Krejza

10 Interesting facts about Jason Krejza

Australian spinner Jason Krejza prepares to bowl in the nets during a training session at the Sardar Patel Gujarat Stadium in Ahmedabad on February 20, 2011. Australia are set to face Zimbabwe in a World Cup 2011 match on February 21, 2011. AFP PHOTO/William WEST (Photo credit should read WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)
Australian spinner Jason Krejza. (Photo Source: WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images)

Jason Krejza was one of the many spinners who were given a chance to show their skills at the Test level in the post-Warne age. He took the cricketing world by storm in 2008 when he picked up 12 wickets on his debut against a strong Indian batting line-up. Krejza has a never say die attitude, tossing the ball above the eye line of the batsmen and enticing them to play big shots. He is one of those spinners who got lost due to tough competition and limited opportunities at the international level. Here are some Interesting facts about Jason Krejza.

1. Born on:

Jason John Krejza was born on 14th January 1983 at Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales.

2. Non-Australian parents:

Jason’s father was from Czechoslovakia while his mother was born in Poland.

3. Sporting father:

His father was an association football player in his home country Czechoslovakia.

4. Nickname:

His teammates call him “Krazy”.

5. Test debut:

Jason Krejza made his Test debut against India at Nagpur in 2008.

6. Memorable debut:

He scalped 12/358 against India which is the second best figures on debut. Only Bob Massie has ended his debut Test with better figures.

7. ODI debut:

Krejza made his ODI debut against England in 2011 and took 2 for 53 in the match.

8. Hobbies:

He has a Jet Ski in his garage. While off cricket, Krejza likes to play guitar and also loves playing PlayStation.

9. International comeback:

His international career was revived for the 2011 World Cup when Nathan Hauritz and Xavier Doherty were ruled out with injuries. He managed five wickets in eight games in the tournament.

10. Doosra

Jason Krejza is one of the few bowlers who have bowled the controversial ‘Doosra’ without any question over his action. He has done it only once on record when he foxed Usman Khawaja to clean bowl him during a Sheffield game in 2009.